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Greenburgh could see more dealerships Zoning change would allow car lots on Central Avenue
BY LEIF SKODNICK email@example.com THERE ARE THREE CAR DEALERSHIPS ON CENTRAL AVENUE in Greenburgh, but there could be more coming if the Town Board approves an amendment to the town’s zoning code. The town code prohibits building car dealerships in the Central Avenue mixeduse impact district. In that section of Greenburgh, three car dealerships – Curry Acura, Curry Chevrolet and Scarsdale Ford – are on Central Avenue. Those dealerships
are grandfathered, having been around since before the mixed-use impact district was established in 1976. An amendment that was scheduled to be considered at the Oct. 22 Town Board meeting would amend the zoning code to allow the issuance of special permits to businesses to sell motor vehicles on Central Avenue. Town Supervisor Paul Feiner told the Business Journal in an email that the amendment would be referred to the Planning Board and the Comprehensive Plan Committee and could possibly be approved by the end of
the year or early 2015. “I think there’s a good chance it will be approved,” Feiner said in a phone interview. Bob Carinci, the chief operations officer of Curry Automotive, which operates Curry Acura and Curry Chevrolet, said his company is in favor of the amendment to the zoning code. “We’re trying to have our zoning changed so we can do some renovations,” Carinci said. “Right now, we technically aren’t an approved use, since they made that change in the 1970s.” Greenburgh, page 6
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n a move long expected in Westchester’s real estate industry, a major landlord on the Platinum Mile has asked Harrison town officials to allow a multifamily residential development to be built in an underused office park in what would be the first conversion project of its kind along the I-287 commercial office corridor. Normandy Real Estate Partners LLC, owner of The Exchange portfolio of office parks in Harrison and White Plains, plans to partner with Toll Brothers, a builder of luxury homes around the nation, to build a 421unit rental apartment building on Corporate Park Drive in Harrison. Two office buildings, one vacant and boarded up and the other with the New York State Insurance Fund as its only remaining tenant, would be demolished to make way for a residence expected to attract young professionals and empty nesters — older adults in the area with grown children looking to downsize their homes. A Normandy partner said the developer has estimated that latter group will make up half of the tenant population at the site. Representatives for Normandy appeared at the Oct. 15 meeting of the Harrison Town Board to petition for zoning amendments allowing multifamily dwellings, retail and restaurants in the town’s special business district zone that includes office parks. Those additional uses would be allowed by special exception-use permits approved by Harrison officials, White Plains attorney Frank S. McCullough Jr. wrote in the petition. McCullough represents the Normandy subsidiary that owns the properties targeted for redevelopment at 103 and 105 Corporate Park Drive. Based in Morristown, N.J., Normandy Real Estate Partners took over the Platinum Normandy, page 6
Reporter’s notebook: YoFi sparks fledgling filmmakers BY MARK LUNGARIELLO email@example.com
self it was anyone else’s fault. That is, except YoFi itself.
he ground floor of Founders Hall at Manhattanville College used to have a row of cubbies each with a phone and chair. Each door had a window and you could see who was inside when walking by. Even in the 1990s when I was a student there, before everyone had cellphones, the cubbies were usually empty. One night, I walked down that hall and heard the muffled but distinctly raspy voice of my roommate, Liam McKiernan, coming from inside of one of the cubbies. We had entered the building together a few minutes earlier but split up. Whatever he was talking about and whomever he was talking to, he sounded agitated. I popped up to the window, but when I did I saw the phone had been ripped out and removed from the cubby — a frayed wire was all that poked out from the wall. There was Liam, sitting talking to no one. I laughed harder at that than I’ve ever laughed at anything else in my life. It goes to show you sometimes things don’t end up like you expect. The universe is funny that way.
*** We both attended the inaugural YoFi last year and got caught up in the idea that there was a film festival right in our home county. I had read about it in local papers including the one I worked for and spoken about it on WVOX Radio in New Rochelle. Caught up in the whole thing, we vowed that night on the red carpet that we’d submit something for the second YoFi Fest. I kind of figured the vow would fade. We’d had a history of not delivering if I’m being honest. Liam and I used to be a writing team in college but we seemed to always have various projects in various states of incompletion. We finished a rough draft of a screenplay called “Shady Biz,” about a couple of college students who smoked too many cigarettes and struck out trying to get dates with women (we told ourselves it wasn’t based on our actual college experiences). We also started but never finished a zombie movie that would have revolutionized the genre — years before “28 Days Later” and “The Walking Dead.” We also made a home movie on a camcorder called “High School Dogs” that one of the stars recently offered $1 million if we never showed it to anyone ever again. That was the closest we came to ever delivering on our goal of doing a screenplay and making our own movie. “For me, maybe subconsciously, if we didn’t see something through to the end, it didn’t leave us open to any criticism,” Liam says. “Almost self defeating.” After we graduated college in 2001, I became a journalist and he went on to work in production for television. We had a few false starts but never really delivered on anything until YoFi.
*** On Oct. 18 this year, 13 years after we graduated college, Liam and I premiered our first movie, a short film called “Unfit to Print,” at YoFi Fest: the three-day Yonkers film festival. We went into the cavernous Yonkers Riverfront Library theater with the nauseating realization we were about to see gigantic pictures of our faces projected onto a big screen for a whole theater of people to recoil from. We were also equally terrified at the prospect that the movie, a comedy, would be met by silence rather than laughs. Liam said nervous heat radiated from his body. “Thank God I brought my flask,” he said, jokingly. At least I think he was joking. We directed, wrote and starred in the movie and that puts your ego in a precarious spot: If the movie is really bad, you can’t tell your-
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*** By summer, we had completed a script and were in the midst of production. We were putting together crews, borrowing equipment and calling in a favor from everyone we knew who could operate a cam-
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era, do sound or act. We had the intensity and thriftiness of a startup with no access to capital, making something out of nothing, shooting at places where we got out of spending money on locations: like my parents’ house (they laughed at the dinner table while we called “quiet on the set” from the living room). Our director of photography/editor Neil Stephens spent long nights in post production out of kindness or perhaps sympathy. And when we submitted the project, we crossed our fingers that it would even be accepted into the festival. Then it was and the real panic began anticipating that premiere. Turns out, it went over pretty well. People laughed at the right parts. We were men-
tioned in a few local newspapers. The reaction has meant a lot to me and Liam, with whom I am already working on our next film project. “It’s taken away some of that crippling fear of failure and given us confidence to get started on something else right away.” Maybe it isn’t too late for a career change after all. “I’m trying to figure out a way to get hurt on the job so I can collect disability while we get our names out there,” Liam says. “It’s proving harder than I thought. Maybe just move in to your parents’ basement. I don’t think our significant others would mind.” We’re not planning to move to Hollywood just yet, but then again sometimes things don’t end up like you expect. The universe is funny that way.
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BM hit investors with a double dose of bad news recently, when the Armonk-based corporation missed earnings projections for the third quarter and announced it would pay $1.5 billion to get rid of an underperforming division that manufactures chips. The sale of the chip-manufacturing division, which had been rumored to be in negotiations since early summer, will see IBM pay $1.5 billion over three years to GlobalFoundries to take over the underperforming business unit. GlobalFoundries, a California-based chip manufacturer owned by an Abu Dhabi sovereign wealth fund, will acquire and operate IBM’s semiconductor plants in Essex Junction, Vt., and East Fishkill. The company in a press release said it “plans to provide employment opportunities for substantially all IBM employees at the two facilities who are part of the transferred businesses, except for a team of semiconductor server group employees who will remain with IBM.” Earlier this year, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced an agreement between IBM and SUNY Polytechnic’s College of Nanoscale
Science and Engineering to maintain 3,100 jobs in New York state, including those in its semiconductor plants and related fields in Dutchess County as well as in Albany and Yorktown Heights. In a Feb. 24 press release announcing the deal, Dutchess County Executive Marcus Molinaro said, “As Dutchess County’s largest private sector employer, IBM remains a vital component of our local, regional and state economy. Today’s announcement is welcome news, and we appreciate the hard work and commitment by Governor Cuomo to bring this agreement to fruition, and we appreciate IBM’s continued investment in Dutchess County.” The $3 billion research partnership announced in July between IBM and SUNY Polytechnic will continue, and under the deal reached to acquire the IBM chip unit, GlobalFoundries is expected to get primary access to the research produced. “This acquisition solidifies GlobalFoundries’ leadership position in semiconductor technology development and manufacturing,” said Sanjay Jha, CEO of GlobalFoundries, in the press release announcing the deal. “We can now offer our customers a broader range of differentiated leading-edge 3D transistor and RF technolo-
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gies, and we will also improve our design ecosystem to accelerate time-to-revenue for our customers. This acquisition further strengthens advanced manufacturing in the United States, and builds on established relationships in New York and Vermont.” IBM will reflect a pretax charge of $4.7 billion in its financial results for the third quarter, which includes an asset impairment, the estimated costs to sell the IBM microelectronics business and the $1.5 billion to be paid to GlobalFoundries over the next three years. “This acquisition enables IBM to focus on fundamental semiconductor and material science research, development capabilities and expertise in high-value systems, with GlobalFoundries’ leadership in advanced technology manufacturing at scale and commitment to delivering future semiconductor technologies,” said John E. Kelly III, IBM senior vice president and director of research. “We are grateful for the leadership and investments by the states of New York and Vermont in supporting the semiconductor industry.” In January, IBM announced the sale of a segment of its server business to Lenovo for $2.3 billion, a transaction that is in the process of closing, according to recent
Securities and Exchange Commission filings. GlobalFoundries’ acquisition of IBM’s chip manufacturing division remains subject to regulatory approval. On Oct. 20, the same day the division sale to GlobalFoundries was announced, IBM told investors that adjusted earnings per share for the third quarter were $3.68 on $22.9 billion in revenue, severely short of analysts’ estimates. Zacks Investment Research pegged the average estimates at earnings of $4.30 per share on $23.45 billion in revenue. In addition, IBM dropped its stated goal of $20 in earnings per share in 2015. Shares of IBM opened at $166.93 on Oct. 20, an 8.3 percent drop from the closing price of $182.05 on the previous day of trading. “We are disappointed in our performance,” said Ginni Rometty, IBM’s president and CEO. “We saw a marked slowdown in September in client buying behavior, and our results also point to the unprecedented pace of change in our industry. While we did not produce the results we expected to achieve, we again performed well in our strategic growth areas – cloud, data and analytics, security, social and mobile – where we continue to shift our business.”
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WCA announces ‘Year of Innovation’ events BY LEIF SKODNICK firstname.lastname@example.org
he Westchester County Association announced details for the “Year of Innovation,” a series of programs as part of its Blueprint for Westchester campaign to celebrate those helping move the county forward. The series begins in November with a slate of events planned for Global Entrepreneurship Week, including a Twitter chat, the Women in Tech Awards luncheon, a pitch contest for entrepreneurs and the WCA’s Fall Leadership Dinner. “The WCA’s ‘Year of Innovation’ celebrates the brightest minds and strategic thinkers in Westchester County,” WCA President Marissa Brett said in a press release announcing the events. “Our special programs address critical business issues, provide support to emerging companies, and feature the expertise of leaders who are accelerating growth in Westchester’s Innovation Economy and spurring economic development in the region.” On Nov. 18 at 12:30 p.m. John Lucker, of Deloitte will lead a virtual Q&A on Twitter that will give businesses in Westchester and beyond a leg up on how to best use data to inform a company’s next steps and strategic
plans. Lucker, who has developed numerous advanced analytic business solutions, is a frequent speaker in the industry on this topic. Attendees may submit questions prior to and during the 45-minute chat using the hash tag #WCAData to participate. At 5:30 p.m., Christina Bechold, co-founder and managing director of the Manhattanbased venture fund Empire Angels, will emcee an event designed to help entrepreneurs take their ideas to the next level. Emerging companies will have the opportunity to hear from Bechold, a regular contributor to The Wall Street Journal’s startup blog, The Accelerators, and to present their business plans to a panel of judges. The winner receives a $10,000 cash grant and acceptance into Westchester’s Blueprint Accelerator Network. Interested entrepreneurs can apply by visiting Westchester.org. Applications are due Nov. 7 and tickets to the event are $20 per person. On Nov. 19, guests at the WCA’s inaugural “Women in Tech” awards luncheon will have the chance to hear from the women pioneering some of the world’s most important scientific research. The luncheon, from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the Tappan Hill Mansion in Tarrytown, will honor scientists responsible for engineering the flu vaccine, researching
new breast cancer treatments, discovering breakthroughs in cerebral palsy therapies, tackling drug-resistant viruses, and advancing DNA sequencing. They are: Doris Bucher, associate professor of microbiology and immunology at New York Medical College; Chau Dang, chief of the West Harrison Medical Oncology Service at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center; Kathleen Friel, director of Clinical Laboratory for Early Brain Injury Recovery at Burke-Cornell Medical Research Institute; Julia P. Gregory, the CEO of ContraFect; and Soo Young Yang, the founder and chairman of Histogenetics. Tickets are $110 for WCA members and $130 for nonmembers. At this year’s Fall Leadership Dinner, which will be held Nov. 20 from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. at the Westchester Marriott, four individuals will be honored for their achievements in their respective industries and for having a positive impact on the Westchester business community and the regional economy. William Cuddy, the executive vice president at CBRE, will be honored at the dinner for his leadership in the Westchester real estate community and for his vision as chairman of the Blueprint for Westchester. Laura Forese, the president of New York Presbyterian Healthcare System will be rec-
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Normandy — From page 1
Mile office portfolio in early 2009 as a mezzanine lender to RXR Realty L.L.C. after the Long Island-based company reportedly defaulted on its Westchester loan. The new owner renamed the approximately 1.5 million-square-foot, 15-building assemblage spread across four office parks as The Exchange. Justin Krebs, a partner at Normandy, told Harrison officials his company has invested about $15 million to reposition its office assets on the Platinum Mile. But the new owner chose to mothball 103 Corporate Park Drive, a building with paint peeling from its outer walls that was built in the 1960s. McCullough said the vacant building and an adjacent office building at 105 Corporate Park Drive “are both in very bad shape. There’s been no real infusion of capital in these buildings in the last 20 years.” Krebs said a residential development is a more attractive option that “creates a huge benefit” for the two converted properties, the Corporate Park Drive office park and the town of Harrison and its commercial corridor. According to the updated Harrison comprehensive plan adopted by town and village officials last December, the Platinum Mile at its height in 1984 generated about 60 percent of the town’s entire tax revenue. By 2012, however, only 12 percent of Harrison’s tax revenue came from corporations. In the economic downturn, Harrison and other
Westchester municipalities have paid out millions of dollars in legal settlements of tax certioraris brought by landlords claiming overpayment of property taxes on vacant and underleased office buildings. “I am personally tired of paying certioraris to vacant office buildings,” Harrison Supervisor/Mayor Ronald Belmont said after hearing Normandy’s proposal, “office buildings that are 30 percent occupied throughout Westchester County.” The town recently paid $1 million in a certiorari settlement, Belmont said, “and it’s not going to stop.” Krebs said demolishing the Corporate Park Drive buildings would remove more than 200,000 square feet of vacant office space and thereby spur a rise in rental rates in a tighter market. Though no retail conversion is planned on that site, Krebs said tax revenue-generating retail uses on other office-zone sites are expected to follow residential development. Krebs said the proposed project would meet a critical need for housing for the young, highly educated and typically transitional employees drawn to work at biotech companies such as Regeneron Pharmaceuticals and Histogenics, whose new headquarters is directly across Corporate Park Drive from the proposed development. “We’ve heard it consistently that there’s a lack of this kind of high-end product in the area,” Krebs said. “It’s a huge issue for a lot of these employers that are trying to compete against people who are looking for talent in New York City or other locations.”
Normandy Real Estate Partners’ proposed site of office-park housing in Harrison.
McCullough told town officials the redevelopment would be “a beneficial opportunity” to connect the property by walking paths to the nearby Lifetime Fitness Center on Westchester Park Drive and Heritage Realty’s Westchester Park Center, the former Gannett Office Park. He said the developer also is discussing “ways to connect the roads so you create more of a village-type atmosphere” in the adjacent office parks in Harrison’s so-called “teardrop area” along Westchester Avenue, a part of town that does not abut any residential neighborhoods. “That’s one good thing,” said Belmont, “if we get these roads connected, these par-
cels connected, that would be wonderful.” The town’s office park zone now allows special exception uses only for education — such as the Fordham University Westchester campus — and hotels, day care centers and fitness centers. However, the town’s comprehensive plan suggests the town create a new mixed-use zone in the Platinum Mile teardrop area to allow assisted-care facilities, senior housing and other residential development as well as retail service, retail businesses and restaurants approved for special exception permits. “Our goal is to revitalize these areas,” McCullough said. “I think this is a moment where we could do something special.”
Greenburgh — From page 1
The amendment to section 285-29.1 of the town code would require that motor vehicle sales lots be at least 20,000 square feet, screened from view of adjoining residential areas and that the buildings be no more than 30 feet high. All repair work would have to be done in a totally enclosed building, and the storage of vehicles outdoors would be limited to new cars for sale and used cars acquired as trade-ins or purchases. Applications for a special-use permit would have to be submitted to the Department of Community Development and Conservation and would require a public hearing before the Town Board within 62 days. “This should generate competition,” Feiner said. “It will also produce tax revenue for the schools. I see this as having very few disadvantages.” Feiner said he believes the amendment would also help revitalize the Central Avenue corridor. “It’s important not to have vacant stores and vacant parcels,” he said. “It’s easier to fill the shopping district and find replacements when people are coming there.”
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Curry Chevrolet is one of three car dealerships on Central Avenue in Greenburgh. An amendment to the town’s zoning laws would allow special permits to be given to new dealerships wanting to open on the avenue.
Mrs. Green’s union vote canceled National agency looking into complaints of unfair labor practices
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vote by Mrs. Green’s Natural Market employees on whether to unionize has been delayed amid new charges that ownership violated federal labor laws leading up to the vote. Employees had filed for a union election in May 2013 but lost by three votes, with union members saying the results had been skewed due to the meddling of store management. If the October vote failed, employees would have to wait another year to hold a third unionization vote. John Collins, a spokesman for Mrs. Green’s, said the company has been supportive of its employees, offering profit sharing as well as bonuses and discounts to hourly employees. “It is apparent that union bosses are using these desperate delay tactics because they believed Mrs. Green’s associates — in a secret, government-supervised election — would vote against them,” Collins said. The National Labor Relations Board
told Local 1500 of the United Food and Commercial Workers union that the Oct. 17 election would be canceled in a letter dated just one day ahead of the vote. The letter came after the union filed 13 charges against the Mount Kisco store on Oct. 8, including accusations that the employer used surveillance to monitor employees’ union activities. Other charges say Mrs. Green’s cut certain employees’ hours in retaliation for support of the union. Union President Bruce Both took issue with Pat Brown, who became Mrs. Green’s CEO in July. “We’re disappointed that Mrs. Green’s new CEO has decided to take the company in the same direction as their former CEO,” Both said. Brown replaced Robin Michel, whose tenure had been marked by a tense relationship with labor that included a number of charges of labor law violations and the firing of 10 employees from the Mount Kisco store leading to six months of picket lines. Eight of those employees were reinstated in July after Brown became CEO.
“Mrs. Green’s management is clearly intimidated by their employees banding together to collectively demand more from their employer, and the company has repeatedly shown they are willing to do whatever it takes, including breaking federal labor laws, to keep the union out,” Both said. There are roughly 20 Mrs. Green’s locations in the U.S. and Canada. The Mount Kisco store was tagged as needing improvement after a nationwide analysis of the performance of all locations. At the time of the analysis, the Mount Kisco store was tagged low-performing. According to the labor union, new management took over that store in December 2012, after a former manager was fired. The company settled with the labor board and agreed to post a notice of employees’ federal labor rights for 60 days after accusations that management had met with employees prior to the unsuccessful union vote. Organizers said the 10 employees were fired during the posting period. The original Mrs. Green’s was opened in Briarcliff Manor in 1990 by Harold and
June Hochberger. It expanded to 11 locations by 2007, when it was sold to Planet Organic Health Corp., a Canadian company and owner of several supermarket chains looking to establish a foothold in the U.S. organic market. Planet was later acquired by Catalyst Capital Group, a private equity company. The vote on whether to unionize is expected to be pushed back at least two months until the labor board rules on the latest accusations of unfair labor practices. According to Mrs. Green’s, the Mount Kisco location became one of its top performing stores in recent months. Collins, the company’s spokesman, said management and customers have never been more proud of the employees, which ownership calls “associates.” “We hope these meritless accusations can get resolved quickly so that associates can have the right to choose for themselves,” he said. Local 1500 represents workers at Pathmark, D’Agostino’s, Fairway and Stop & Shop grocery stores.
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INBRIEF YOGURT NAMED OFFICIAL STATE SNACK Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed a law naming yogurt the official state snack, snubbing cider doughnuts and New York state apple muffins in the process. The signing of the law by the governor came Oct. 15, the same day of the second New York State Yogurt Summit. New York dairy farmers produced 741 million pounds of yogurt last year, more than any other state. “This designation is a fitting recognition of the importance of this state’s yogurt industry, which has experienced tremendous growth over the past few years, making New York the top yogurt producer in the nation,” Cuomo said. New York accounts for 15 percent the yogurt produced in the U.S., and dairy makes up half of the state’s entire agricultural income. The legislation made its way through the state Legislature this past summer, after a lengthy debate that became fodder for late night talk show hosts David Letterman and Jon Stewart. The state Senate debated the bill for 45 minutes prior to a vote in May. Legislators analyzed the semantics of calling yogurt a snack when it could be eaten for breakfast, according to The New York Times. Other legislators questioned if other snacks like apple muffins were more deserving of the title. Sen. Liz Krueger, a Manhattan Democrat, acknowledged the silliness of the debate and said that was exactly the point. Republicans led the Senate in a coalition with five breakaway Democrats. Krueger, who during the debate questioned if the designation would be offensive to lactose intolerant New Yorkers, said Senate leadership rarely debated meaningful bills. “We agree with Jon Stewart, David Letterman and the countless everyday citizens who have all said that this is a silly bill that doesn’t actually do anything in the real world and isn’t worth our legislature’s time,” she said on her Facebook page. “While there’s some irony in taking even more time to make that point, we thought it was a point that needed to be made.” The yogurt industry has boomed in recent years with the popularity of Greek yogurt, which is thicker and uses more milk than regular yogurt. According to Cuomo’s office, New York has led the country in yogurt production for two years and increased its output to 741 million pounds
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last year from 695 million pounds in 2012. Dairy farms employed an estimated 9,478 people, up from 7,749 in 2010, according to the governor’s office. After the first yogurt summit in 2012, Cuomo eased regulations on the state’s dairy farmers including lifting a cap on the amount of dairy cows allowed before being subject to Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations rules. The amount was raised from 199 to 299, which allowed the expansion of some midsize dairy farms in New York, Cuomo said.
BUSINESS COUNCIL SPONSORS INTERNATIONAL TOURS The Business Council of Westchester will offer international trips next year for business leaders and others in the Westchester community through a newly launched travel program. Marsha Gordon, president and CEO of The Business Council of Westchester, in a press release said the business membership organization is partnering with international tour companies Collette Travel and Indus Travel for planned trips to India, Portugal and Ireland in 2015. Travel arrangements are being handled by Caprice Travel Agency in Yonkers, she said. “Traveling with peers provides great opportunities to build personal and business relationships,” said Gordon. “Very often, travel introduces people to new cultures and provides us with a global awareness, which is great for personal and professional growth.” The 2015 tours include: • Incredible India, March 19-29. The 10-day tour explores three highlights of North India - Delhi, Jaipur and Agra. • Sunny Portugal, May 15-24. Stops include Cascais, Lisbon, Jerónimos Monastery, Fatima, Monsaraz and the Alentejo countryside as well as two winery tours and five UNESCO World Heritage sites. • Shades of Ireland, Nov. 3-12. The itinerary includes visits to Dublin, Kilkenny, Waterford Crystal, Blarney Castle, Ring of Kerry, Cliffs of Moher and Galway. All-inclusive prices for the tours start at $3,000 for 10 days, according to the Business Council. For more information, contact John Ravitz at the Business Council at 914-9480110 or visit westchesterny.org.
DEALERSHIP FINED AFTER WRONGFUL FEE CLAIM The corporation that operates Westchester Toyota in Yonkers will pay a six-figure fine to settle a claim by the state attorney general’s office that the dealership was charg-
ing customers improper fees. Westchester Foreign Autos Inc., which does business as Westchester Toyota at 2167 Central Park Ave. in Yonkers, will repay a total of $149,407 to 228 customers who were wrongly charged a fee for buying their vehicle at the end of their lease, the attorney general’s office reported. The dealership will also pay $22,000 in costs and penalties to New York state. “New York auto dealers, like all New York businesses, cannot charge hidden fees and offer nothing in return. If they do so, they are breaking the law, deceiving their customers and creating an unfair marketplace,” Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman said in a press release. “My office will continue to monitor this dealer’s business practices and those of other auto dealers, to ensure that they are fair and honest.” A phone message left for the general manager at Westchester Toyota seeking comment was not returned. According to the attorney general’s office, Westchester Toyota charged customers who were purchasing a vehicle at the end of their lease a “buyout fee,” in addition to the purchase price, that ranged from $295 to $2,895. The buyout fee was not disclosed when the customers originally leased their vehicles, the attorney general’s office said, and Westchester Toyota provided few, if any, services or benefits to consumers in exchange for the fee.
ernment and reduce the burdens faced by localities,” Cuomo, a Democrat, said. “Eliminating these ghost authorities, which do not serve their intended purpose, is a necessary step to making government better serve the people.” The agencies have no outstanding debt, Cuomo said, and their existing records and paperwork will be forwarded to the municipalities where they are located. Among the disbanded agencies are the Tarrytown Urban Renewal Agency, the Town of Ossining Industrial Development
Agency and the Town of Yorktown Industrial Development Agency. The complete list of agencies in the Hudson Valley region to be dismantled: • Tarrytown Urban Renewal Agency • Haverstraw Urban Renewal Agency • Village of Ossining Industrial Development Agency • Town of Ossining Industrial Development Agency • Town of New Windsor Industrial Development Agency • Village of Spring Valley Industrial
Development Agency • Town of Patterson Industrial Development Agency • Village of New Square Industrial Development Agency • Village of Walden Industrial Development Agency • Town of Yorktown Industrial Development Agency • Town of Philipstown Industrial Development Agency — Mark Lungariello, John Golden and Leif Skodnick
STATE DISBANDS 36 IDAS, URBAN RENEWAL AGENCIES Thirty-six urban renewal and industrial development agencies, including several in the Hudson Valley area, will be dismantled under legislation signed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Oct. 20. The authorities are either inactive or no longer operating in the manner they were intended to, the governor said in an announcement. “My administration has made it a top priority to increase efficiency in gov-
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oller coaster magnate Alberto Zamperla said the company that bears his surname and its subsidiaries have designed rides or managed parks in places like Denmark and even North Korea. Zamperla SpA has worked to understand the communities and understand community members wherever it has gone, Zamperla told a crowd of residents at the Rye Free Reading Room on Oct. 20. “I hope we’ll understand the people of Rye,” he said. The company, headquartered in Italy, and members of its Boonton, N.J.-based subsidiary Central Amusement International LLC were invited to present to the community plans for Rye Playland, the Westchester County-owned amusement park that Central is hoping to manage. The presentation was organized by county Legislator Catherine Parker, a Rye Democrat, who joked the company should have no problem handling Rye “if you cut your teeth on Kim Jong Il.” That is not to say winning over residents of the city, which is home to Playland, will be an easy task. Central and another company, Standard Amusements LLC, have re-emerged as frontrunners to manage the park after a
nonprofit called Sustainable Playland Inc. was chosen to take over the day-to-day operations and was all but handed the keys before the deal fell apart. Rye residents were part of the opposition to Sustainable’s plan, which included construction of an 82,500-square-foot field house neighbors said was out of character with the aesthetics of the neighborhood. The Rye City Council stepped in and said it should have approval of any construction plans at the park despite it being owned by the county (Mayor Joe Sack, a Republican, wrote in the weekly newspaper The Rye Review that the city would continue to assert its authority over any future plan). If chosen, there are signs that Central may fare better with the community than its potential predecessor. The group is focused on investing in the amusement park rather than shifting the focus of the property to a field house. It also has managed the amusements at Coney Island since 2010, when the park had become a shell of its former self with aging rides and deteriorating infrastructure. Like Playland, Coney Island was known for historical rides and was a project that was part “refresh,” part restoration. Coney Island is in the midst of a resurgence and Central said it could do the same for Playland. It plans to invest $25 million
in Playland in the first five years of a management deal — at Coney Island it projected investing $23 million but has already spent more than $43 million. Valerio Ferrari, CEO and president of Central, noted the company had built a new Thunderbolt ride at Coney Island while restoring the historical Cyclone. Playland is a designated historical landmark as are seven of its oldest rides, including the signature Dragon Coaster. Several changes the company would undertake immediately are to end the practice of closing Mondays and to remove the entrance gates and wristband system. Ferrari said he understood that Playland was smaller and different than Brooklyn’s Coney Island or the flashy Tivoli Gardens in Copenhagen, which Zamperla has worked with, but he assured attendees the company understood the intricacies of different communities and their parks. “We can play any game we are challenged to,” he said. The company is hoping to see attendance at the park grow to 700,000 within five years from numbers estimated at roughly 350,000. Deirdre Curran, president of the citizens group Save Rye Playland, asked the company about its plans to keep the existing Playland employees. She said it was essential for con-
tinuity and to keep in place those workers experienced with the inner workings of the park and its rides so they could impart their wisdom to younger workers. “If we lose that or break that chain, we’ll never be able to recoup it,” she said. The company said it has no plans at present to get rid of existing employees. It also will keep on CulinArt Inc., which oversees the concessions at Playland. CulinArt would not be exclusive though; other restaurants and companies would be brought in and Central itself could manage some of the concessions, according to Ferrari. Parker said she also will host Nov. 3 a meeting with Standard Amusements, as well as a Nov. 17 meeting to discuss Playland’s 2013 numbers, which showed a rebound in attendance and revenue without a management company coming in. The latter meeting also will focus on identifying the community’s values for the park, she said. Even though the predominantly Democratic county Board of Legislators wants to choose an operator for the park in time for the 2015 season, Republican County Executive Rob Astorino commissioned an economic analysis of the park by consultant Dan Biederman. Astorino has said he is waiting for that analysis, due next month, to determine how to move forward with Playland.
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Building a business after entrepreneurship If I am going to build my company into what it truly can be, I need to work on structure, managing, taking on more difficult tasks: creating reports, thinking instead of reacting, being more proactive than reactive. How do I make the transition? THOUGHTS OF THE DAY: Business building is a 180-degree switch from entrepreneurship. You’ll need to learn and practice a new set of skills that are different from the muscles you’ve built up to now. Along the way, difficulties will arise that will pull you back to the old skill set — you’ll have to resist the temptation. Knowing where you plan to take the company will help you to maintain focus. Entrepreneurs who successfully get their businesses off the ground have some basic, innate skills. They are doers. Ready to step in at any time to handle any challenge. A broad set of shoulders on which to carry the full weight of the business. Risk takers. Opportunists. Multitaskers. Without these basic traits, business owners fail before the business is off the ground. Once the business is up and running, the skills of the owner that got the business started become the business’ greatest limiters. Rushing to take over when things go wrong can cause employees to sit back and wait. Seizing opportunities only the owner can see means the people inside the business have difficulty following the owner’s lead. Serious risks don’t pan out and the business ends up in jeopardy, time after time. Belief in an owner’s ability to rescue any situation causes a business to be fraught with cycles of ups and downs, making less progress than possible at a higher cost than necessary. Many people wonder if a person can learn a new set of skills. The answer is a qualified “yes.” It takes significant commitment and drive to build a new skill set. Business builders, also known as stagetwo business owners, have learned how to temper their ambition. They know how to control their risk taking. They can hold back when they’re itching to get into the middle of things. They value the contributions of others. And they know how to encourage, educate, acknowledge, reward and hold people accountable. It takes teams of people, all ready, willing and able to step up, to build a thriving business. The owner’s job shifts from solv-
ing problems to teaching others how to do that. Teams build confidence and competence when the owner learns to step back, let others take risks, clean up their messes and celebrate their wins. When things go wrong, be aware that instinct will cause you to revert to old, tried and true methods of coping. Working to build a team and then turning into a dictator when problems crop up doesn’t encourage people around you to be problem solvers. If you feel frustrated, take a walk around the block, work out or punch a punching bag before you step in and do something unproductive like yelling at your people or telling them what to do. Get rid of the fight or flight instinct. If people create problems, whatever you do, don’t rescue them. Hold them accountable by making them clean up their own messes. If you’re not sure they can do that, teach them how, and ask them to explain their next steps. Don’t shy away at the word “plan.” Planning comes in all kinds of forms: goals, objectives, key performance indicators, job descriptions and mission statements. What tools do you use to define where your company is going and to help others join? Build a written set of goals so employees can know where the company is going and whether it has arrived. Many owners hesitate to share the numbers, fearing that employees will want rewards when things turn up or get scared off when things turn down. Teaching employees how to read and react to the numbers can make all the difference when you’re trying to build and align teams. Make sure your employees understand all the demands on profits: paying taxes, investing in infrastructure, building cash reserves, recognizing extraordinary performance, paying out bonuses and benefits, and yes, rewarding shareholders for the risks they take. Help people understand that as the company produces more wealth, everyone wins. Looking for a good book? Try “Delegating for Results (Manager’s Toolkit Book 2)” by Kenneth Wason. 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? Send it via email to AskAndi@strategyleaders. Visit AskAndi.com for an entire library of Ask Andi articles.
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Region’s private sector sees small September jobs gain BY JOHN GOLDEN firstname.lastname@example.org
he Hudson Valley region’s private sector added 4,700 jobs in September from a year ago, a 0.6 percent increase, the state Department of Labor reported Oct. 16. Private-sector employers statewide through September added 120,500 jobs over the year, a 1.6 percent increase. The seven-county Hudson region also lagged behind private-sector job growth nationwide in September, with an increase of 2.3 percent from September 2013. The Kingston labor market showed the largest job growth in the region, 1.3 percent, for the one-year period through September. The September unemployment rate in the Hudson Valley dropped to 5.1 percent, according to the state Labor Department.
That was a slight decrease from August, when the jobless rate here was 5.4 percent, and a 1.3 percent decrease from September last year. A total of 56,200 workers in the region filed for unemployment insurance in September, down from 61,000 in August and 71,200 in September 2013. The Hudson Valley had the third lowest September unemployment rate among the state’s 10 labor market regions, again trailing Long Island and the Capital region. Putnam County, with 4.4. percent unemployment last month, tied for fourth with Saratoga County among the top five counties in the state with the lowest jobless rates for the month. Hamilton County in the Adirondacks led the state with a 3.8 percent unemployment rate. Rockland County had a 4.8 percent unemployment rate in September, followed
by Westchester at 5 percent, Dutchess County at 5.1 percent and Orange County at 5.5 percent. The region last month had 759,100 private-sector jobs, 600 jobs fewer than in August, a 0.1 percent decrease. The PutnamRockland-Westchester labor market ended September with 484,500 private-sector jobs, an increase of 1,600 jobs, or 0.3 percent, from August employment levels. The more heavily populated tri-county area accounted for 2,900 of the total private-sector jobs added last month in the Hudson Valley from a year ago, a 0.6 percent increase. Educational and health services employers, the region’s largest job sector, again led the Hudson Valley in hiring, adding 3,700 jobs in September from a year ago, a 2 percent increase. Johny Nelson, regional labor market analyst at the state Labor Department
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in White Plains, said that growth was largely centered in the Putnam-RocklandWestchester area, where September employment in educational and health services fields increased by 3,300 jobs, or 2.8 percent. “Recent expansions at several medical facilities in the area could further strengthen growth in that sector,” Nelson said. Professional and business services employment in the region grew by 1,600 jobs in September from a year ago, a 1.5 percent increase. That sector, though, shed 300 jobs from August to September, a 0.3 percent decrease. The Hudson Valley’s leisure and hospitality industry also showed job gains this September from the same month last year, adding 1,500 jobs, a 1.8 percent increase. However, the seasonally dependent industry’s 86,900 jobs last month in the sprawling region were 6,700 fewer than in August, a 7.2 percent decline. The Hudson Valley’s manufacturing sector continued to lose jobs in September, shedding 1,000 from a year ago, a 2.1 percent decrease. The state Labor Department reported a total of 46,300 manufacturing jobs in the region in September. Manufacturers in the Putnam-RocklandWestchester market shed 800 jobs from September 2013 to last month, a 3.3 percent decrease. Manufacturers of computers and electronic products in the tri-county area shed 300 jobs over the one-year period, a 7.9 percent decrease. Employment at chemical manufacturing companies was down 200 jobs in September from a year ago, a 4.8 percent decrease. Labor Department officials said the statewide unemployment rate dropped from 6.4 percent in August to 6.2 percent in September, the lowest level since October 2008. September marked the 22nd consecutive month of private-sector job growth statewide, the longest streak since record keeping started in 1990, according to the Labor Department.
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To celebrate the innovators, job creators, entrepreneurs, and visionaries who are moving Westchester forward, the WCA’s BLUEPRINT for Westchester has organized a series of exciting events, collaborations, and opportunities for 2014–2015 under the umbrella, “The Year of Innovation.” The series kicks off this November with Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW), a worldwide celebration of entrepreneurship and innovation that the WCA is bringing to Westchester, for the first time! “The WCA’s ‘Year of Innovation’ celebrates the brightest minds and strategic thinkers in Westchester County,” says Marissa Brett, president, Westchester County Association. “Our special programs address critical business issues, provide support to emerging companies, and feature the expertise of leaders who are accelerating growth in Westchester’s Innovation Economy and spurring economic development in the region.”
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TWITTER CHAT: MINING DATA FOR BETTER BUSINESS DECISIONS Led by John Lucker, Deloitte’s Global Advanced Analytics & Modeling Market Leader, the virtual Q&A will give businesses in Westchester and beyond a leg up on how to best use data to inform a company’s immediate next steps and strategic plans. Follow #WCAData to participate. Tuesday, November 18, 5:30 pm
WCA’S $10K PITCH NIGHT Led by Christina Bechhold, co-founder and managing director of the Manhattan-based venture fund, Empire Angels, the evening is designed to help entrepreneurs take their ideas to the next level. Emerging companies will have the opportunity to hear from Bechhold, a regular contributor to the Wall Street Journal startup blog, The Accelerators, and to present their business plan to a panel of judges. The winner will receive a $10K cash grant and automatic acceptance into Westchester’s BLUEPRINT Accelerator Network. Applications should be submitted by November 7 at westchester.org. 360 Hamilton Avenue, White Plains. Tickets are $20 per person. The event is sponsored by Silvers Sponsors: Greater Hudson Bank and Tompkins Mahopac Bank. John Lucker, Deloitte
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INBRIEF REGENERON GENETICS CENTER ADDS RESEARCH PARTNERS Regeneron Genetics Center LLC, the genomics business and wholly owned subsidiary of Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc., will collaborate on family-based genetics research with three academic institutions. Officials at Regeneron headquarters in Greenburgh on Oct. 16 also announced the appointments of a new physician executive and a scientific advisory board chairman at Regeneron Genetics. Launched last January, the genetics center on the Landmark at Eastview biotech campus has sequenced de-identified DNA samples from more than 10,000 people, leveraging laboratory automation and cloud computing to process data at a rate exceeding 50,000 unique samples per year, Regeneron officials said. The RGC has formed research collaborations with Columbia University Medical Center in Manhattan, the Clinic for Special Children in Strasburg, Penn., and Baylor College of Medicine in Houston. Regeneron scientists will work with
Columbia to study the genetic basis of familial diseases, such as inherited cardiometabolic diseases, familial cancer predisposition and rare genetic diseases. The collaboration with the Clinic for Special Children will study the genetic basis of early-onset and familial forms of pediatric disorders in Amish and Mennonite populations. Regeneron will work with Baylor to study the function of Mendelian disease genes — single genes in which mutations cause disease — discovered by the Baylor Center for Mendelian Genomics. Regeneron said the new collaborations build on the center’s existing partnerships with the National Human Genome Research Institute’s Undiagnosed Diseases Program and the Geisinger Health System in Pennsylvania in large-scale family- and population-based genetics research. Regeneron also announced that Alan Shuldiner has joined the Regeneron Genetics Center as vice president of translational genetics. Shuldiner previously was associate dean and director of the Program for Personalized and Genomic Medicine at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. Richard Lifton has been named chair-
man of the Regeneron Genetics Center’s new scientific advisory board. Lifton is a professor of genetics, professor of nephrology medicine and chairman of the genetics department at Yale University and an investigator at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute in Chevy Chase, Md.
MAGAZINE NAMES REGENERON TOP BIOPHARMA EMPLOYER For the third consecutive year, Greenburghbased pharmaceutical company Regeneron has been recognized by Science magazine as the No. 1 biopharmaceutical employer in the world in the publication’s Top Employers Survey. “Regeneron’s success can be directly attributed to our incredible, dedicated employees who have an unparalleled commitment to turning science into medicines that will help people with serious diseases,” said Leonard S. Schleifer, Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc. president and CEO, in a statement. “Our unique culture nurtures and rewards innovation in R&D and throughout the company.” The 2014 Science survey sought to identify the companies with the best reputations as employers, based on 5,394 survey
responses from readers of Science and other survey invitees. Seventy percent of survey participants came from North America, while 23 percent came from Europe and 6 percent from Asia and the Pacific Rim. Ninety-one percent of the respondents work for biotechnology, biopharmaceutical and pharmaceutical companies. “As our company grows, we remain relentless in our focus on advancing cutting-edge scientific innovation and achievement,” said George D. Yancopoulos, chief scientific officer of Regeneron and president of Regeneron Laboratories. “Every one of our nearly 3,000 employees knows that he or she has an important impact on advancing meaningful work that will help patients.” According to a Regeneron press release, the award indicates that the company earned high marks among survey respondents for being an innovative leader in industry, treating employees with respect, engendering employee loyalty, operating in a manner that is socially responsible, having clear vision and producing important, quality research. — John Golden and Leif Skodnick
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ArtsWestchester plans groovy gala BY MARY SHUSTACK email@example.com
hen ArtsWestchester holds its annual gala Nov. 22, the White Plains-based arts organization will be looking back to “When It All Began.” This year’s edition of its major fundraiser is drawing inspiration from the 1960s, a nod to the organization’s 1965 launch and upcoming 50th anniversary. The evening will be held in an untraditional party space — 900 King St. in Rye Brook, a George Comfort & Sons property — with the space reimagined to reflect the best of the era, from The Beatles to bell bottoms to Woodstock. There will be cocktails, followed by dinner and dancing to live music presented in recognition of “all the creativity that took place in the ’60s,” said Janet Langsam, CEO of ArtsWeschester. The evening will also recognize two honorees, each for their contributions to the arts in Westchester. “Basically we’ve got two different honorees working at two different ends of the spectrum,” Langsam said, though the two share a commitment to bringing the arts to those who might not otherwise have access.
“Sure, it’s great to go to an art show or a concert, but what if you can’t?” Langsam said. Individual honoree Robert Wiener, chairman of Maxx Properties in Harrison, is particularly passionate about providing access to the arts for Westchester children, according to ArtsWestchester. Corporate recognition will be given to Westchester Medical Center in Valhalla, noted for long advocating for a place for the arts in patient health and wellbeing. Wiener is a driving force on ArtsWestchester’s board of trustees. “He’s a grandfather of 16 but that aside, he has just been an exemplary arts leader,” Langsam said. She added that Wiener is “very supportive of at-risk kids and the arts,” and his work reinforces “the idea that the arts are a formative springboard for success.” Programs for these children, Langsam said, give them an experience that has a broader impact. They are, she said, “making something and succeeding and understanding the feeling of success,” something that can remain with them as they mature. Westchester Medical Center is being recognized for the work of its Healing Arts Program, which uses integrative arts thera-
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DISTINCTION Saluting those who go beyond the diagnosis
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2014 DOCTORS OF DISTINCTION WINNERS PRESENTATION OCT. 30 AT THE BRISTAL IN ARMONK
MARTIN LEDERMAN Lederman & Lederman
KIRA GERACI-CIARDULLO Westchester Health
MARY BETH WALSH
Burke Rehabilitation Hospital
WILLIAM BAUMAN VA Hospital
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MARTIN LEDERMAN, a native of Brooklyn, graduated from Brooklyn College and the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. After his internship at Montefiore Hospital, he completed his ophthalmology residency at Albert Einstein and was elected chief resident and president of the committee of interns and residents. After a fellowship in pediatric ophthalmology at the Children’s Hospital National Medical Center in Washington, D.C., he spent 15 years on the faculty of the Children’s Hospital and George Washington University Medical School. He lectured at Georgetown, worked at the National Institutes of Health, was chairman of the Food and Drug Administration’s Committee for Ophthalmic Drugs and founded the electrophysiology laboratory at Children’s Hospital. Returning to New York he opened an office for pediatric ophthalmology in
Westchester and Stamford, Conn., where he was joined by his daughter, Carolyn Lederman, and Gennifer Greebel. Lederman joined the faculty of the Edward S. Harkness Eye Institute of New York Presbyterian Hospital as an associate clinical professor. He founded and was the first president of the Greater New York Society for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus and spent 10 years as president of the Ophthalmology Section of The Westchester Medical Society. He serves on the board of the New York State Ophthalmological Society and is a counselor to the American Academy of Ophthalmology. Lederman cofounded “One World One Vision,” a tax-exempt charitable organization dedicated to teaching ophthalmologic surgical techniques in developing countries and led missions to such places as Panama, Kenya, Morocco and Nepal.
KIRA GERACI-CIARDULLO is a board-certified allergist in private practice in Mamaroneck and has been part of Westchester Health Associates since 2011. In practice since 1985, Geraci-Ciardullo earned her medical degree from Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons and is a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society. She completed a residency in pediatrics at New York Hospital followed by a fellowship in allergy and immunology. Geraci-Ciardullo obtained her master of public health in health care policy and management at New York Medical College School of Public Health. She is a fellow of the American Academy of Allergy Asthma and immunology, fellow of the American College of Allergy and Immunology and fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics. She holds academic appointments at both Weill Cornell Medical College and New York Medical Col-
lege. She has held several leadership positions at Medical Society of the State of New York (MSSNY). Most recently these include chairman of the Emergency Preparedness and Disaster/Bioterrorism Response Committee. She represents the MSSNY at the AMA-sponsored Physician Consortium for Performance Improvement, which sets medical-quality measures and standards on a national level. She has been appointed to the ad hoc committee to develop and implement the New York state Department of Health Planning Council’s Health Prevention Agenda for 2013-2017. Geraci-Ciardullo also serves on the board of directors of the state’s largest medical liability carrier, Medical Liability Mutual Insurance Co. She has served on the board of directors of the Hudson Valley chapter of the American Lung Association and is a member of the Hudson Valley Asthma Coalition.
MARY BETH WALSH is executive medical director and CEO of The Burke Rehabilitation Hospital in White Plains, positions she has held since 1995 and which make her the first female CEO of a hospital in Westchester County and one of the only in New York state. She is also an associate dean and associate professor of clinical medicine at Burke’s academic affiliate, Weill Cornell Medical College, and an assistant attending physician at the Hospital for Special Surgery, both in New York City. Walsh is a member of the American Hospital Association’s (AHA) Committee for Process Improvement, treasurer of the Northern Metropolitan Hospital Association’s executive committee and serves on the board of directors of the American Medical Rehabilitation Providers Association (AMRPA). She regularly advocates in Washington, D.C., for improved health care regulations. Walsh is a fellow of the American College
of Rheumatology and the American College of Physicians. She is a past president of the New York Rheumatism Association, former chairman of the AHA’s Section for LongTerm Care and Rehabilitation and was a delegate of the AHA’s Regional Policy Board. She has authored several medical journal articles and has received numerous honors, including AMRPA’s INDE Award, which honors those that have had a direct and positive impact on the medical rehabilitation field. In 2013, she received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the New York Chapter of The Arthritis Foundation. Walsh is board certified in internal medicine and rheumatology. She received her bachelor’s degree from Wellesley College and her medical doctorate from Dartmouth Medical School, where she also was awarded the Dean’s Medal for having the highest academic rank in her graduation class.
WILLIAM BAUMAN is professor of medicine and rehabilita-
can Paraplegia Society for outstanding leadership and accomplishments in spinal cord injury health care. In 2005, in appreciation for his vision and leadership in characterizing, preventing and treating the medical consequences of spinal cord injury, he received the Paul B. Magnuson Award from the Department of Veterans Affairs Rehabilitation Research & Development Service, its highest service award. He is on the editorial staff of and a reviewer for several medical journals. Bauman was a member of the board of directors of the American Paraplegia Society and American Spinal Injury Association. Since 1996, he has been professor of medicine and rehabilitation medicine at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. Bauman was awarded the 2014 Service to America Medal in Science and the Environment in Washington, D.C. and invited to the White House.
tion medicine at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Hospital. In 1989, he established the Spinal Cord Damage Research Center, a foundation-funded Mount Sinai School of Medicine research center, located at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in the Bronx. Under his guidance, clinician-investigators and scientists have studied the secondary medical consequences of spinal cord injury and then developed effective interventions to improve the health and well-being of individuals with spinal cord injury. His varied and numerous contributions have been recognized nationally and internationally. In 2001, the VA’s National Center of Excellence for the Medical Consequences of Spinal Cord Injury, with Bauman as its director, was established at the James J. Peters VA Medical Center. In 2002, he received the Excellence Award from the Ameri-
AUGUSTINE MOSCATELLO Westchester Medial Center
AUGUSTINE MOSCATELLO, a board-certified otolaryngology/head and neck surgeon, began his medical career and tenure at Westchester Medical Center after finishing his residency at Mount Sinai Medical Center in 1987. In 1992, he was appointed director of the Department of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery at Westchester Medical Center and quickly began to expand the department. For more than two decades he has epitomized the work ethic and drive that has led to the advancement of the center in its mission to provide world-class medicine and specialized head and neck surgery. He has been the driving force to recruit and retain significant specialty and subspecialty talent to the department. As a result Moscatello has developed and expanded ENT Faculty Practice, the largest academic subspecialty-based otolaryngology/head and neck surgery, private practice throughout Westchester, Rockland and the Hudson Valley. He introduced new surgical techniques such as
minimally invasive thyroid and parathyroid surgery, balloon sinuplasty and robotic transoral surgery. As a professor of clinical otolaryngology and vice chairman of the department at New York Medical College, his efforts have had a direct impact on the next generation of surgeons entrusted to him and his colleagues during their residency program. Another side of Moscatello, which is not necessarily well known, is his willingness to give of himself. He has become extremely active in extending his surgical skills to medical missions sponsored by Healing the Children organization. From 2007 to present, he has traveled numerous times to Peru, Colombia, Cuba, Vietnam, Thailand and Ecuador, to provide corrective surgery to children suffering from cleft palates. This life-changing surgery serves to improve the lives of young children who would never have had the opportunity. Moscatello is married to Anca Tchelebi-Moscatello, herself a doctor as well.
THOMAS LEE has advocated for physicians and pa-
Lawrence Hospital and Northern Westchester Hospital. He is clinical assistant professor of neurosurgery at Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Respected by peers, Lee was selected a Top Doctor by Westchester Magazine (2011-2014) and by Castle Connolly in “Top Doctors: New York Metro Area” (2010-2014), and a U.S. News and World Report Best Doctor (2011-2014). In keeping with his philosophy and convictions, Lee served as past president of the Westchester County Medical Society, Westchester Academy of Medicine president, and chairman of both the Medical Insurance Committee and State Candidate Evaluation Committee for the Medical Society of the State of New York (MSSNY). He is an executive committee member of MSSNY Physician Advocacy and Legislation Committee and MSSNY-PAC and a board member of the New York state Office of Professional Medical Conduct.
tients since medical school, focusing on physician and patient wellbeing, freedom of choice and access to quality care. In a changing practice environment, Lee has worked collaboratively with stakeholders in health care, including patients, consumer groups, elected officials, business groups, organized medicine, hospitals and physicians to pass legislation to promote adequacy of insurance provider network, health care coverage/cost transparency, patient/consumer protection, as well as fair payment for professional services. He chaired the legislative committee at the Westchester County Medical Society since 2007. Volunteerism has been an integral part of his career. Lee has been neurosurgery chief at St. John’s Riverside Hospital for more than 13 years and treats patients at Phelps Memorial Hospital, New York-Presbyterian/
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DANIEL D. ANGIOLILLO
WILLIAM M. MOONEY JR.
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JOHN J. PILKINGTON
EDWARD C. HALPERIN received a Bachelor of Science degree in economics from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, a medical degree from Yale University, and an M.A. from Duke University. He completed his internship in internal medicine at Stanford University and residency and chief residency at Harvard Medical School/Massachusetts General Hospital. Halperin was on the faculty at Duke University for 23 years and became professor and chairman of the department of radiation oncology, vice dean of the School of Medicine and associate vice chancellor. In 2006, he was named dean of the School of Medicine, Ford Foundation professor of medical education, and professor of radiation oncology, pediatrics and history at the University of Louisville. In 2012, Halperin was named chancellor and CEO of the New York Medical College (NYMC) and provost for biomedical affairs of Touro College and University. He oversaw a major expansion of NYMC’s footprint with the acquisition of an aca-
demic building on the main campus, construction of campus housing at NYMC’s branch campus and construction of a biotechnology incubator facility and clinical simulator. His research focuses on pediatric cancer, adult brain tumors, ethics and the history of racial, religious and gender discrimination in higher education.
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Ginsburg launches luxury rentals brand BY JOHN GOLDEN firstname.lastname@example.org
or developer Martin Ginsburg, the recent groundbreaking ceremony for his Valhalla company’s $100 million residential complex on the Yonkers riverfront was both a homecoming of a kind and occasion to reminisce. It marked too the launch of a luxury rentals brand by a developer who, 50 years after starting his company and six years after the credit crisis brought development to a standstill and forced some developers out of business or into bankruptcy, is back building and reviving stalled projects for a changed market in Westchester and the suburban region. Ginsburg Development Cos. executives were joined by Yonkers city officials in wielding ceremonial shovels for the Oct. 21 groundbreaking on the vacant site of River Tides at Greystone, a 10-story, twin-towered, 330-unit luxury rental building at 1105-1135 Warburton Ave. that is expected to open in fall 2016. The steep-sloped, sandy-soiled property overlooks the Greystone station of Metro-North Railroad, and future River Tides tenants and their nextdoor neighbors to the north at Riverview Club Condominium will have walkway access from the property to the commuter train stop. The project, with its proximity to the Metro-North station, supports Yonkers officials’ efforts to encourage transit-oriented development along the city’s post-industrial Hudson waterfront. The Yonkers Industrial Development Agency, whose chairman is Mayor Mike Spano, last year approved up to $1.7 million in sales tax exemptions during construction, a $1.935 million mortgage recording tax exemption and a 10-year partial property tax exemption for the project. “This property, which has been taxed as vacant land for decades, will now become an important addition to our city’s tax base,” Spano said in a statement. The Ginsburg project also is expected to create more than 300 construction jobs over a two-year period, according to a spokesman for Ginsburg Development. As if to remind a groundbreaking audience of the project’s transit-oriented focus, the blast of a train horn approaching the Greystone station platform briefly drowned out Ginsburg’s remarks at the microphone. “It’s very convenient to the railroad,” he deadpanned when the noise subsided.
For Ginsburg, an architect who founded the development company in 1964, the Greystone neighborhood of Yonkers once was his family home and a focus of his company’s early condo development projects. The Ginsburg company in 1970 built Esplanade, a 57-unit complex of condo flats and townhouses at 1200 Warburton Ave. The developer and his wife lived there, and Ginsburg was elected president of the condo association, he told his Yonkers audience. “I have a particular affection for this area,” he said. His company has built more than 600 residential units in or near the Greystone area of Yonkers, he said. “I built that,” Ginsburg told the Business Journal, pointing to Riverview Club adjacent to the excavated River Tides at Greystone site. Formerly called River Hill Tower, the 262-unit high-rise was completed in 1975. “I built that too,” he said, pointing across Warburton Avenue to Riverwatch, a 14-story balconied building built in the late 1980s for the rental market. The Ginsburg company began converting the property, formerly the Tower at Greystone, into a 65-unit condominium building in 2005 as the housing market peaked in Westchester County. The conversion was completed in 2007. Ginsburg said he has owned the site under development for 40 years. “We had a few false starts that never went anywhere,” he said. He called the property “our prime site in the neighborhood.” His plans for a condominium development on the site were approved by city officials in 2005. But the credit crisis and Great Recession stalled the project as market demand and financing shifted from the condominium projects of the boom years to rental apartments. The River Tides, where luxury apartments will range from studios to three-bedroom units, should appeal to singles and young couples who are not yet ready to purchase a home, New York City rail commuters and empty nesters, Ginsburg said. “The theme here is going to be, come home and vacation,” he said. “I think we’re building a masterpiece for Yonkers and for Westchester.” The developer said River Tides will be a flagship property of the Valhalla company’s new GDC Rentals brand. The new program will make Ginsburg Development the premier developer of luxury rentals in Westchester, he said. GDC Rentals includes two other proj-
A rendering of the 10-story, twin-towered River Tides at Greystone complex in Yonkers.
ects under construction in Westchester and Rockland counties and a third rental development for which Ginsburg is seeking municipal approval in Hasting-on-Hudson. In Haverstraw, Riverside is a 106-unit rental development being built at GDC’s Harbors at Haverstraw site, where Ginsburg Development completed 388 condo apartments and townhouses before the financial crisis. The rental project, which reportedly will cost approximately $27 million, is scheduled for completion in fall 2015. On the Ossining riverfront, Ginsburg Development broke ground in June on Harbor Square, a $65 million, 118-unit luxury rental complex. The project, which includes a restaurant on the site, was first proposed in 1998 as a condominium development by another Valhalla-based developer, Louis Cappelli of Cappelli Enterprises Inc. The Cappelli and
Ginsburg companies formed a joint venture for the project in 2005 and began foundation work at the site before the project came to a halt in the credit crisis in 2008. Ginsburg revived the project as a rental development in 2012 and Cappelli Enterprises no longer is a partner in the venture. In Hastings-on-Hudson, Ginsburg last year returned to village officials with modified plans for Saw Mill Lofts, a project on an approximately 7-acre vacant parcel between Route 9A and the Saw Mill River. Ginsburg is seeking approval to build 54 market-rate loft apartments and 12 affordable units in three buildings. The property formerly was part of the Ciba-Geigy campus, now the Ardsley Park life science campus in the town of Greenburgh. Ginsburg said he plans to build a bridge over the Saw Mill River to connect the development to the county’s South County Trailway. WCBJ • October 27, 2014
Assisted living facility plans winter opening in Scarsdale BY JOHN GOLDEN email@example.com “It took 12 years,” Long Island real estate investor Amba P. Sharma said of his project to build the first assisted living facility in the village of Scarsdale — and perhaps the last, given the scarcity of available properties for development there. The Ambassador of Scarsdale, his company’s $45 million, 115-unit development at 9 Saxon Woods Road, is expected to welcome its first residents in early January. Secluded on a 7-acre site that adjoins the Saxon Woods County Park, the luxury facility shares a driveway in White Plains with the Ethical Culture Society of Westchester. Sharma said the project was delayed by multiple lawsuits brought against the developer and village officials by a next-door neighbor of the proposed project and was further stalled by the recession, when financing sources dried up. He eventually turned to the federal Department of Housing and Urban Development’s program for new construction for assisted living facilities for a construction loan that will become a permanent mortgage loan when construction is completed, he said. The three-story facility includes studio,
one-bedroom and two-bedroom apartments and 20 memory care units for residents with Alzheimer’s disease or dementia, said Pegi Doyle, community relations director for The Ambassador of Scarsdale. Monthly rates start at $5,250 for a shared friendship suite, which includes two bedrooms with private bathrooms and a common living room and kitchen. Two-bedroom suites start at $8,950 per month, she said. The facility will be managed by Solution Advisors, a Princeton, N.J., company. Sharma said the residence at peak occupancy will employ 75 to 100 fulltime and part-time staff. Since advertising began this month, The Ambassador’s sales wellness, wellness,” he said. office has had about 50 inquiThe Ambassador’s comries, said Siobhan Morello, the petitor in Westchester’s luxfacility’s community relations ury assisted living market, counselor. Prospective tenants General manager David Pomerantz the Engel Burman Group’s hail from Scarsdale, Harrison, Hartsdale, White Plains and Tuckahoe, she Bristal at White Plains, is familiar to Sharma. said. Sharma said he hopes to draw resi- Sharma in 2002 partnered with the Engel dents from communities such as Eastchester, Burman Group to develop The Bristal at North Hills, a 150-unit assisted living facility Yonkers and Greenwich, Conn., as well. Sharma said The Ambassador’s focus will on Long Island. The partners in 2006 sold be on “aging in place” and maintaining a the property to ING Chartwell; Engel Burman healthy, active lifestyle to do that. “Wellness, Group continued to manage the facility and
later repurchased it, said Sharma. Sharma said he also has site plans approved for a 140-unit assisted living facility on Route 9 in Poughkeepsie, on the 17-acre site of the Poughkeepsie Inn, another property he owns. That project is on hold after Engel Burman Group opted out as a development partner, he said. “It’s too far away,” he said. “It’s a secondtier market. The financing will be difficult.” “Right now my focus is 100 percent on that project, The Ambassador,” Sharma said.
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Must Purchase Community House allow library to stay? Legal battle ensues between nonproﬁt and longtime tenant BY MARK LUNGARIELLO firstname.lastname@example.org
fficials at the Purchase Community House called Harrison police several times when they noticed what they said were suspicious men loitering on the premises, where preschool and after-school programs are held. Each time, the police could do nothing because the men said they were visiting the Purchase Free Library, a small library that occupies a corner of the community
house. Since the library is a public space, officials said, any individual has the right to access the property despite potential risks to children. Purchase Community Inc., the nonprofit that runs the house, decided not to renew the library’s lease this past summer as a result, but the library has refused to leave. Supporters of the library have sued PCI’s board of directors, which issued an eviction notice to the library in September. Justine Gaeta, president of PCI’s board, said the decision to end the lease came after
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many months of discussion. “Now a small group of library supporters wants to overturn that decision and change PCI’s corporate purpose to make the library a permanent tenant,” she said. “Such steps have no legal basis and would harm the interests of everyone in the Purchase community.” The situation poses broader questions for nonprofits of this type in suburbia and whether the court believes they have the same rights in leasing agreements as private operators. PCI formed in 1926 and moved into its current headquarters in 1927 after the home was donated to the group by the family of William A. Read, which said it must always be used as a community house. No mention of a library is made in the agreement or in PCI’s bylaws. The nonprofit is funded entirely through donations and user fees. The library became a tenant of the building nearly six decades ago, moving into its current space in 1979 and operating on one-year leases. Its last contract was for an annual rent of $21,600. The lease came with no renewal rights clauses, the nonprofit said. When the safety concerns became a focus for PCI’s board last year, the group hired Strategic Security Concepts Inc. as a security adviser. The library hired its own consultant, Comprehensive Solutions LLC. Both firms determined it would be difficult to limit access to the community house because of the library, which receives town subsidies and operates as part of the Westchester Library System. Still, when the library was told in April that its lease would not be renewed, it started an online petition that garnered more than 700 signatures asking for the PCI board to
reconsider. Library supporters have since criticized the election process for the PCI board of directors and questioned the legitimacy of its board members. Enough members of PCI were rallied to call for a special meeting set for Nov. 12, at which members will likely attempt to recall the board members and reverse the board’s decision regarding the library. A letter from the Purchase library to community members said, “We are going to pursue settlement negotiations with the defendants in good faith to see if we can reach an amicable resolution of the matters facing our community that would save the library and keep it in the Community House and avoid further litigation among members of our community.” Attorneys for PCI in their dismissal papers this month asked the court to delay the special meeting until an ultimate decision or to preside over the meeting. In that briefing, the attorneys said the election and its decision should be defended on the basis of existing case law regarding nonprofits. Martha Greenberg, of the library group that is suing PCI, was at the PCI election meeting and voted to re-elect the directors she is now suing, according to PCI papers. The reason library supporters have cited for calling the elections into question is related to a change to PCI’s bylaws regarding a voting quorum, or the required minimum number of members present to vote. The quorum number in bylaws was reduced recently from 15 to 10, after years of declining participation in PCI meetings. The Purchase library operates independently of the Harrison Public Library, which has branches in the other two geographic areas of town: Harrison and West Harrison.
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The entrance to the Purchase Free Library at the Purchase Community House. Photo by John Golden.
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BY STACEY COHEN
Five essentials for building a real estate brand
uccessful Realtors understand the undeniable power of personal branding. Whether you’re a real estate broker, agent, CEO/owner of a Fortune 500 firm or boutique agency, it’s more important than ever to invest time and resources in presenting a compelling and consistent message that will resonate with your target audience. Communicating your brand to commercial (property owners, tenants, site selectors) and residential (house purchasers/sellers) audiences and members of the larger community is paramount to long-term growth.
1. Define your brand. What makes you remarkable? The first order of the day is to conduct a self-audit to identify your purpose, strengths, values and passion. In a fiercely competitive real estate environment, it is essential to crystallize your uniqueness (aka competitive advantage) and why you are a worthy investment. Some real estate professionals differentiate themselves through their individual achievements (i.e., deal volume) while others boast added value (i.e., JD, MBA, mortgage background, staging certificate). Pinpoint words that best describe the value you offer — like condo expert, data guru, historic landmark authority, luxury specialist, interior decorator, “green” specialist — or describe your personality — driven, persistent or honest. In order to gain a 360-degree view, it’s equally important to consider how business colleagues and friends perceive you.
2. Understand your audience. Define your target audiences and arm yourself with intelligence about what drives them to take action. Who are you talking to? Consider age, gender, family status, personality, profession or business type, depending on the nature of the transaction (commercial versus residential). What are your clients’ pain points? How can you solve their needs better than your competitors? What is their preferred channel of communication? These are important issues to investigate as you need to ensure that your brand resonates with them.
3. Know your competition. With renewed confidence in the real estate market, there are more buyers/sellers and hence more competition. In order to “rise above the competition” in such a crowded landscape, you must first gain intelligence on who you’re most frequently up against and simply do it better. What niches are currently not being exploited within your local market? Now you’re ready to put your stake in the ground, literally and figuratively.
4. Bring your brand to life — consistently. Once you’ve crafted a compelling brand,
it’s time to make some noise. The array of online/offline channels are dizzying — websites, blogs, social media profiles, print collateral, open house signs, banner/print ads and email blasts. Regardless of what channel(s) you select to deliver your message, consistent messaging and visuals that reinforce your brand are non-negotiable. In fact, research has shown that consistent brands are approximately 20 percent more valuable than erratic brands. To further build image, consider tapping into glowing client testimonials, achievements, success stories, content (curated and self-published), professional speaking and media coverage opportunities. It is important to not only showcase current listings but also properties that you’ve successfully closed. Share highquality and original content. A good rule of thumb is to post once a day, 5 days a week. With time restraints, it’s fine to have laser focus on one social media channel; it is prudent, however, to provide a link of the active platform on dormant social media channels. If you’re working at a larger brokerage firm, make certain that you adhere to their brand standards and policies.
5. It’s all about relationships. At the end of the day, purchasers/sellers in commercial and residential transactions often make decisions based on their relationship with the individual Realtor — not the business entity. It’s important to engage in both online and offline communities. Be transparent. Should you receive a negative post or review, make certain to address it in a professional and timely fashion. Both prospective and existing clients will appreciate your honesty. Invest in networking and actively join committees and organizations (professional and community). Give before you get, and say thank you a lot. Real estate mogul and “Shark Tank” celebrity Barbara Corcoran is known for having built the most powerful real estate brand in New York City. Her success is predicated on developing and owning an original and consistent brand. According to Barbara, “Your brand makes your customers trust you before you deserve the trust.” Here’s to perfecting your personal brand. And remember that it requires routine maintenance and monitoring to ensure your message is heard loud and clear. Stacey Cohen is president of Co-Communications Inc. in Mount Kisco, with satellite offices in Connecticut and New York City. She can be reached by email at Stacey@ cocommunications.com or by phone at 914666-0066.
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WCBJ • October 27, 2014
BY RICHARD GILIOTTI
New law boosts consumer confidence in real estate deals financial community. Our organization — the New York State Land Title Association — supports the new requirements on commercial and residential real estate transactions. They will protect homebuyers from misleading or dishonest practices, and they will help all parties avoid inadvertent consequences in a process that is complex and confusing to the layperson. State Land Title Association leaders and members worked with the state Department of Financial Services (DFS) to shape the law, which will affect 300 member-companies, 1,800 agents and 10,000 employees, as well as nonmembers throughout the state. According to state DFS, which will distribute licenses and administer the regulations, any title insurance agent, “firm, association or corporation acting as a title insurance agent of any authorized title insurance corporation will be required to seek and secure a license.” According to DFS, the state waives the pre-licensing education and examination requirement for attorneys who are in good standing, or for agents who are able to show (and document) they have worked five consecutive years in the profession. The latter
f you’ll be closing on a house or commercial structure this fall, the stack of papers your attorney will ask you to sign may be a little taller. Not to worry, though. The additional paperwork is designed to protect consumers and bring additional transparency to an important aspect of land transfers in New York — title insurance. Under a new state insurance law that went into effect late last month, independent title insurance agents and insurance companies are now required to secure a license to continue practicing in New York. Forty-seven other states have similar laws in place. Title insurance safeguards your biggest investment. It protects buyers by scrutinizing public records to determine that the seller truly owns the property, that the property lines are correct and that there are no other long-lost claims on the parcel or structure. The purchase of title insurance is a onetime fee during a real estate transaction. Professional land title insurance agents are necessary to maintain the integrity of the public land records system and to uphold the confidence of consumers and their attorneys, as well as regulators and the
must still engage DFS to complete required forms. The waiver expires in September 2015, according to DFS. The law went into effect Sept. 29, but the state has offered a grace period until Jan. 1, 2015, for agents and companies to apply for the license. Those who meet the deadline may continue working as title insurance agents until the superintendent of financial services has rendered a determination — either to issue the license or reject the application. Those who miss the deadline must cease acting as an agent until the application process is complete and the DFS superintendent has issued a license. To the buyer or seller of real estate, the closing process will appear seamless, as the attorneys and agents will manage the details and filings. Buyers can be reassured that the additional regulations will better protect them from a catastrophic financial loss in the event of an unanticipated legal claim stemming from fraud or misrepresentation, or even a boundary dispute. As New York State Land Title Association members prepare for new state regulations, recent federal regulations also will serve to bolster consumer confidence and indus-
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How to keep your business online in a major storm
e’re still in the midst of hurricane season. In fact, it was almost two years ago that Superstorm Sandy hit our region and just three years since Hurricane Irene. Those storms crippled communications for many Westchester County businesses. We don’t know when another big storm will hit, but there are steps that any business can take right now to help keep the lines of communication open when it comes time to face the next major weather event. In our experience supporting communications contingency plans for medium and large businesses, advanced preparation pays off. It can help ensure the right people in your organization have access to the tools and information that they need to contin-
ue supporting customers. It can also make working remotely seamless. Essentially, it helps protect your business operations from grinding to a halt.
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To begin, create an “event” communications plan that outlines critical personnel and their roles during a crisis. Can these team members do what they need to remotely? If so, determine what files and software they’ll need access to and whether you are able to provide this access from remote locations. Your plan should prepare for a scenario that finds your office completely inaccessible or even destroyed. To this end, identify in advance a potential alternative work location
site that you can quickly transition to should the need arise. Periodically update the plan to include your latest employee, vendor and telecommunications service provider contact information, and store copies off-site and offline for immediate access when needed.
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Next, identify the key business phone numbers that are needed to operate your business and the alternate numbers you’ll want to use during an event. This could include a secondary work location, cellphone and employee home phone numbers. Share this information proactively with your service provider, noting which lines would be forwarded to which alternate numbers.
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If your service provider has this information on file, you need only give the word when the time comes to ensure your phones keep ringing. If your service provider doesn’t reach out to you proactively in advance of a storm, contact them to set a time to review your plan together. They will potentially be able to suggest technologies that can further support you. These may include cloud-based data backup, automatic call redirect or services for delivering pre-recorded messages to large numbers of employees or customers.
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One of the largest causes of communication loss during storms is power outages. Understand whether your critical data servers and network equipment can be connected to a permanent or temporary generator for power backup. Even if most staff can’t make it into the office, if this equipment stays up and running, there is an improved chance that they’ll be able to access it remotely. If your equipment is not currently connected to backup power and you choose to install commercial power backup, don’t forget to contact your service provider to schedule a time when key communications components can be connected to backup power. Also, if flooding is a potential issue, consider relocating this equipment from basement or ground floor levels, if possible. Big storms and other crisis events will always bring the unexpected. By controlling what you can and putting a plan in place now, you will stand the best chance of weathering even the worst scenarios. Robert Mazzarella is vice president of network operations for Lightpath, a division of Cablevision Systems Corp. He works with the business telecommunications company’s customers on network support and strategies for maintaining business continuity in the event of a crisis. He can be reached in Lightpath’s Jericho office at 888-561-0877.
FACTS& FIGURES BANKRUPTICES MANHATTAN 40 St. Baking Inc. 20 E. 40 St., New York 10016. Chapter 11, voluntary. Represented by Khagendra Gharti Chhetry. Filed: Oct. 20. Case no. 14-12925-alg. 673 City Island Ave. Realty Corp. 673 City Island Ave., Bronx 10464. Chapter 11, voluntary. Represented by Todd S. Cushner. Filed: Oct. 17. Case no. 14-12905-reg. Collavino Construction Co. Inc. 30 Montgomery St., Suite 604, Jersey City, N.J. 07302. Chapter 11, voluntary. Represented by C. Nathan Dee. Filed: Oct. 17. Case no. 14-12908-scc.
COURT CASES Avalonbay Communities, Inc. Filed by Angelo LaVigna. Action: diversitypersonal injury. Attorney: Mitchell John Baker. Filed: Oct. 21. Case no. 7:14-cv08407-KMK. Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals Inc. Filed by Jamie L. Andrews. Action: diversity-product liability. Attorneys: Hadley L. Matarazzo, John J. Jablonski and Latha Raghavan. Filed: Oct. 20. Case no. 7:14-cv-08366-CS. Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals Inc. Filed by Peggy Susanne Barrett. Action: diversity-product liability. Attorney: James Douglas Barger. Filed: Oct. 21. Case no. 7:14-cv-08418-CS.
Express de Santiago Uno S.A. Camino El Roble 200, Pudahuel, Santiago. Chapter 11, voluntary. Represented by Lisa M. Schweitzer. Filed: Oct. 16. Case no. 14-12897-mg.
Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals Inc. Filed by Stephanie Barta. Action: diversity-personal injury. Attorneys: Timothy J. Becker, Rolf Fiebiger and Michael K. Johnson. Filed: Oct. 20. Case no. 7:14-cv-08348-CS.
Inversiones Alsacia S.A. Avenida Santa Clara 555, Huechuraba, Santiago. Chapter 11, voluntary. Represented by Lisa M. Schweitzer. Filed: Oct. 16. Case no. 14-12896-mg.
Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals Inc. Filed by Heather R. Blocker. Action: diversity-product liability. Attorney: Lorna A. Dotro. Filed: Oct. 21. Case no. 7:14-cv-08417-CS.
Inversiones Eco Uno S.A. Camino El Roble 200, Pudahuel, Santiago. Chapter 11, voluntary. Represented by Lisa M. Schweitzer. Filed: Oct. 16. Case no. 14-12898-mg.
Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals Inc. Filed by Allison Michelle Broussard. Action: diversity-product liability. Attorney: James Douglas Barger. Filed: Oct. 21. Case no. 7:14-cv-08412-CS.
Panamerican Investments Ltd. Avenida Santa Clara 555, Huechuraba, Santiago. Chapter 11, voluntary. Represented by Lisa M. Schweitzer. Filed: Oct. 16. Case no. 14-12899-mg.
Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals Inc. Filed by Andrea Hervey. Action: diversity-personal injury. Attorneys: Timothy J. Becker, Rolf Fiebiger and Michael K. Johnson. Filed: Oct. 20. Case no. 7:14-cv-08350-CS.
Waterfront Homes & Marina Inc. d.b.a. 673 City Island Yacht Sales. 673 City Island Ave., Bronx 10464. Chapter 11, voluntary. Represented by Todd S. Cushner. Filed: Oct. 17. Case no. 14-12907-reg.
POUGHKEEPSIE Consumer’s Discount Wines and Liquors Inc. 88-20 Dunning Road, Middletown 10940. Chapter 11, voluntary. Represented by Thomas Genova. Filed: Oct. 17. Case no. 14-37085-cgm.
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Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals Inc. Filed by Kendra Lange. Action: diversity-personal injury. Attorneys: Timothy J. Becker, Rolf Fiebiger, Michael K. Johnson and Andre T. Hanson. Filed: Oct. 20. Case no. 7:14-cv08369-CS. Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceutical Inc. Filed by Almarosa Lopez. Action: diversity-personal injury. Attorneys: Timothy J. Becker, Rolf Fiebiger and Michael K. Johnson. Filed: Oct. 20. Case no. 7:14-cv-08372-CS. Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals Inc. Filed by Nicole Miller. Action: diversity-personal injury. Attorneys: Timothy J. Becker, Rolf Fiebiger and Michael K. Johnson. Filed: Oct. 21. Case no. 7:14-cv-08398-CS. Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals Inc. Filed by Kaylin Richard. Action: diversity-product liability. Attorneys: Allan Berger and Andrew J. Geiger. Filed: Oct. 20. Case no. 7:14-cv08368-CS. Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals Inc. Filed by Whitney SandersBrooks. Action: diversity-personal injury. Attorney: Mark B. Hutton. Filed: Oct. 21. Case no. 7:14-cv-08409-CS.
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Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals Inc. Filed by Sabriyah R. Williams. Action: diversity-product liability. Attorney: James Douglas Barger. Filed: Oct. 21. Case no. 7:14-cv-08415-CS. Best Price Oil Corp. Filed by Isobunkers LLC. Action: diversity-contract dispute. Attorney: Marshall Beil. Filed: Oct.20. Case no. 7:14-cv-08375-KMK. The City of Yonkers. Filed by Kevin King. Action: 1983 Civil Rights Act. Attorney: David M. Hazan. Filed: Oct. 15. Case no. 7:14-cv-08227-VB. C.R.P. Sanitation Inc. Filed by Jose Baez, Nicholas D’Apice, Gregg A. Martin, Jader Mazo, Jose Mercado, Dwayne Ridenhour and Thomas D. Sputo. Action: Fair Labor Standards Act. Attorney: Joseph J. Cinquemani. Filed: Oct. 15. Case no. 7:14-cv-08247-VB. Green Tree Servicing LLC. Filed by Julie Rinaldi. Action: 1692 Fair Debt Collection Act. Attorney: Francis J. O’Reilly. Filed: Oct. 20. Case no. 7:14-cv-08351-VB. UTGR Inc. Filed by the trustees of the National Retirement Fund. Action: E.R.I.S.A. Attorneys: Stephanie Myers Bersak and David C. Sapp Jr. Filed: Oct. 15. Case no. 7:14-cv-08222-CS.
Sabb Realty LLC, New York City. Seller: Rex Realty of Connecticut Inc., Stamford, Conn. Property: 54-64 Washington Ave., Mount Pleasant. Amount: $2.6 million. Filed Oct. 15.
Below $1 million 100 Locust Avenue LLC, Peekskill. Seller: Locust Corner Inc., Garrison. Property: 100 Locust Ave., Cortlandt. Amount: $525,000. Filed Oct. 17. 138-140 North Fifth Avenue Realty LLC, Mount Vernon. Seller: Leonard Sarver, Mount Vernon. Property: 138-140 N. Fifth Ave., Mount Vernon. Amount: $448,000. Filed Oct. 17. 16 Cottage Place Corp., Briarcliff. Seller: Robert Demasi, et al, Tarrytown. Property: 16 Cottage Place, Greenburgh. Amount: $375,000. Filed Oct. 17. 28 Beechwood Avenue Realty LLC, New Rochelle. Seller: Carol McFadden, et al New Rochelle. Property: 28 Beechwood Ave., New Rochelle. Amount: $301,000. Filed Oct. 20. 360 SB Realty LLC, Brooklyn. Seller: 360 South Broadway LLC, Brooklyn. Property: 360 S. Broadway, Yonkers. Amount: $800,000. Filed Oct. 16.
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570E Heritage Hills LLC, Katonah. Seller: Anne Archer, Carmel. Property: 570E Heritage Hills, Somers. Amount: $324,000. Filed Oct. 21.
21 Green Acres Avenue LLC, Scarsdale. Seller: Edith M. Kallas, et al, White Plains. Property: 21 Greenacres Ave., Scarsdale. Amount: $1.4 million. Filed Oct. 16.
78 Beekman Avenue LLC, Pleasantville. Seller: Sandra E. Strang, Ocean Grove, N.J. Property: 78 Beekman Ave., Mount Pleasant. Amount: $410,000. Filed Oct. 15.
54-58 S Second Ave LLC. Seller: Community Housing Innovations Inc., White Plains. Property: 54-58 S. Second Ave., Mount Vernon. Amount: $3.4 million. Filed Oct. 21.
C and R Building LLC, Yonkers. Seller: Manuel Delatorre, et al, Yonkers. Property: 133 Lake Ave., Yonkers. Amount: $600,000. Filed Oct. 15.
68 Sanford LLC, Pleasantville. Seller: R and R Realty of Mount Vernon LLC, Mount Vernon. Property: 68 E. Sanford Blvd., Mount Vernon. Amount: $1.4 million. Filed Oct. 20. Bayview Loan Servicing LLC, Coral Gables, Fla. Seller: Terrance Ryan, Suffern. Property: 94 Union Ave., New Rochelle. Amount: $1.6 million. Filed Oct. 21. Denardo Capital Corp., Irvington. Seller: The Foundation for Economic Education Inc., Atlanta, Ga. Property: 30 S. Broadway, Greenburgh. Amount: $2.9 million. Filed Oct. 20. Hernandez Plus One LLC, Blauvelt. Seller: Albert J. Gesue Jr., et al, Ossining. Property: 1 Van Cortlandt Place, Ossining. Amount: $2.4 million. Filed Oct. 17. Kensington Road LLC, Tuckahoe. Seller: Bronxville Properties Inc., New York City. Property: 111 Kensington Road, Eastchester. Amount: $2.8 million. Filed Oct. 20.
CitiMortgage Inc. Seller: Christopher B. Meagher, White Plains. Property: 81 Horton Ave., New Rochelle. Amount: $986,448. Filed Oct. 21. Deutsche Bank National Trust Co. Seller: Darren Deurso, White Plains. Property: 244 Salem Road, Pound Ridge. Amount: $849,911. Filed Oct. 16. Federal National Mortgage Association. Seller: Jay Hashmall, White Plains. Property: 175 Huguenot St., 103, New Rochelle. Amount: $489,628. Filed Oct. 16. Greene and Thomas Associates LLC, Carlsbad, Calif. Seller: Gunilla Greene, Sag Harbor. Property: 32 Bittersweet Lane, Lewisboro. Amount: $195,000. Filed Oct. 17. Nationstar Mortgage LLC. Seller: Brian Puls, Port Jefferson. Property: 8 The Circle, New Rochelle. Amount: $636,300. Filed Oct. 15.
Ozer Holding LLC, Clifton, N.J. Seller: Anthony Freeman, Yonkers. Property: 49 Poplar St., Yonkers. Amount: $61,500. Filed Oct. 20. Sleepy River Associates LLC, Croton-on-Hudson. Seller: Jose H. Quijada, et al, Pine Plains. Property: 8 River St., Mount Pleasant. Amount: $357,500. Filed Oct. 20. Terry V. Din D.D.S. LLC, Bedford Corners. Seller: Northern Westchester Professional Park I L.P., North Salem. Property: 101 S. Bedford Road, 201, Bedford. Amount: $160,000. Filed Oct. 16. Verplanck Riverside Inc., Montrose. Seller: Bradley S. Silverbush, New York City. Property: 250 Kings Ferry Road, Cortlandt. Amount: $900,000. Filed Oct. 21.
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MOUNT VERNON, 25 Monrow St. Two-family; .05 acre. Plaintiff: Citimortgage Inc. Plaintiff ’s attorney: Knuckles, Komosinski & Elliot, 914-345-3020; 565 Taxter Road, Suite 509, Elmsford. Defendant: Dana Williams. Referee: Linda Markowitz. Sale: Oct. 31, 9 a.m. Approximate lien: $444,473.12. MOUNT VERNON, 267-271 S. Fourth Ave. Commercial building; .06 acre. Plaintiff: Eastern Savings Bank. Plaintiff ’s attorney: Kriss & Feuerstein, 212-661-2900; 360 Lexington Ave., Suite 1300, New York City. Defendant: Beverly Hamilton. Referee: John Molloy. Sale: Oct. 28, 10:15 a.m. Approximate lien: $589,052.70. MOUNT VERNON, 275 E. Fourth St. Two-family; .11 acre. Plaintiff: HSBC Bank USA National Association. Plaintiff ’s attorney: Wood Oviatt Gilman LLP; 700 Crossroads Building, 2 State St., Rochester. Defendant: Michael Jackson. Referee: Richard Mullen. Sale: Oct. 27, 10 a.m. Approximate lien: $513,909.09. PEEKSKILL, 308 Mallard Way, Unit C8. Single-family residence; .14 acre. Plaintiff: HSBC Bank USA National Association. Plaintiff ’s attorney: Frenkel, Lambert, Weiss, Weisman & Gordon, 631-969-3100; 53 Gibson St., Bay Shore. Defendant: Terencia Peebles. Referee: Peter Goldman. Sale: Nov. 3, 10 a.m. Approximate lien: $484,037.14. WHITE PLAINS, 71 Greenwood Lane. Single-family residence; .23 acre. Plaintiff: US Bank National Association. Plaintiff ’s attorney: Gross Polowy LLC; 25 Northpointe Parkway, Amherst. Defendant: Leone Sapara-Grant. Referee: Francis Malara. Sale: Nov. 5, 9 a.m. Approximate lien: $775,267.44.
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HADASSAH TO HONOR WHITE PLAINS HOSPITAL DOCTOR DAN COSTIN, co-director of the White Plains Hospital Cancer Program will be honored by the Westchester Region of Hadassah Nov. 13 for his work in cancer research and treatment in Westchester and in collaboration with Hadassah Hospital in Jerusalem and his tireless efforts on behalf of patients. The ceremony will take place at the Making Miracles Happen dinner at Temple Israel Center in White Plains. All proceeds will benefit the work of Hadassah in the
area of breast cancer treatment and research. “We are delighted to be honoring Dr. Dan Costin. Not only is Dr. Costin beloved by his many patients throughout Westchester, but he has also worked in collaboration with doctors at Hadassah Hospital in researching new treatments for pancreatic cancer,” said Deborah Wiskind, president of the Westchester region of Hadassah. For more information, call at 914-937-3151 or email email@example.com.
HOSPITAL HONORS ONE OF ITS OWN The 65th annual Pioneer Dinner of Cerebral Palsy of Westchester held recently at The Surf Club in New Rochelle honored JOEY COUPE with the Martie Osterer Award, which is given each year to a Pioneer Club member who has made strides to live life to the fullest. The Iona College Pi Kappa Phi Fraternity received the Friendship Award. Coupe is an active participant in the Day Habilitation Without Walls
and residential program at Cerebral Palsy of Westchester. Through the program he volunteers his time at soup kitchens and has helped carve pumpkins for The Annual Pumpkin Blaze. He especially enjoys bowling trips, hayrides, trips on The Circle Line, movies and The Maritime Aquarium outings. The Friendship Award is presented annually to an individual or a group of individuals who have given
their time and energy to help others. For the past two years, program participants from Cerebral Palsy of Westchester’s programs have participated in Pi Kappa Phi’s Pedals for Push, a 24-hour bike-a-thon event that raises money toward their mission on a national level. This event requires each fraternity member to spend 30 minutes pedaling on a bike in order to raise awareness on the Iona College campus.
LARRY FALTZ, senior vice president for medical affairs and chief medical officer at Phelps Memorial Hospital Center in Sleepy Hollow is the honoree at the Phelps 27th Annual Champagne Ball. The event takes place Nov. 8 at Trump National Golf Club in Briarcliff Manor. “Over the course of the last 20 years, Larry has made exceptional contributions to the growth and development of Phelps,” said Keith
E. Safian, Phelps’ president and CEO. “Honoring him at the Champagne Ball gives us all an opportunity to recognize the tremendous impact he has had in establishing Phelps as one of the most sophisticated community hospitals in the region.” For more information, contact Marissa Coratti, at 914-366-3104 or firstname.lastname@example.org or visit phelpshospital.org/ball.
WESTMED WELCOMES FIVE PHYSICIANS WESTMED Medical Group announced the addition of the following physicians: JULIE A. MONROE, a boardcertified oncologist, was awarded her medical degree from Cornell University Medical College and completed her residency in internal medicine at New York-Presbyterian Hospital/ Weill Cornell Medical Center and a fellowship in hematology/oncology at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center and Weill Cornell. Most recently, she was a physician with the Westchester Institute for Treatment of Cancer and Blood Disorders. She is also the director of clinical research at White Plains Hospital’s Dickstein Cancer Center. She treats all types of
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cancer with a particular focus on the treatment of breast cancer and other female malignancies. She has privileges at White Plains and Greenwich hospitals. MARY MORRISSEY is board certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Most recently, she was in private practice at Grand Central OB/GYN in New York City and a voluntary attending physician at St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital. She received her medical degree from the State University of New York Upstate Medical University and completed her postgraduate training in obstetrics and gynecology at St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital Center. She delivers babies at Greenwich Hospital.
BROOK TLOUGAN is board-certified in both dermatology and pediatric dermatology. He was awarded his medical degree from The University of Arizona College of Medicine and completed his dermatology residency at the New York University School of Medicine and his pediatric dermatology clinical fellowship at the Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital of Columbia University. Previously, he was an attending pediatric dermatologist at The Joseph M. Sanzari Children’s Hospital of Hackensack University Medical Center. He sees both adult and pediatric patients. NICOLE HADI is board certified in internal medicine. She was awarded her medical degree from the
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and completed her internship and residency in internal medicine at the Mount Sinai Medical Center Department of Medicine. Most recently, Hadi was a clinical instructor and night hospitalist at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center Department of Medicine. She has privileges at White Plains Hospital. THOMAS XU, an internist, received his medical degree from New York Medical College and completed his internal medicine residency at Montefiore Medical Center in a threeyear program. Xu embraces a holistic approach to patient care and speaks both Chinese and Spanish. He has privileges at Greenwich Hospital.
JULIE A. MONROE
DATES ers help transition existing practices into the ENT and Allergy Associates operations model and help to roll out various technology projects. ENTA President Robert P. Green said, “The impact Nicole has had on our practice has been nothing short of transformational. We simply would not be where we are today if she was not one of our team’s leading lights.”
CONCORDIA AWARDS MARY AND JAMES HOCH Bronxville residents MARY and JAMES HOCH have been selected as recipients of the Concordia College 2014 President’s Award for Excellence in Educational Service to the Community. “Mary and Jim have been loyal and trusted advisers to Concordia’s Conservatory,” college President Viji George said. “Through the Hoch Chamber Music Series, Mary and Jim have made world-class musical performances more accessible and created opportunities for audiences of all ages to enjoy and learn about chamber music.” Concordia invites the community to celebrate the Hochs’ achievement at its 33rd annual Community Dinner on Nov. 12. The dinner will be held in Schoenfeld Campus Center, beginning with cocktails at 6:15 p.m., followed by
dinner at 7 p.m., and will include a special musical performance by Elizabeth Lim-Dutton. The Hoch’s first moved to Bronxville in 1989 before Jim’s work took the family to London for six years. They returned to Bronxville in 2000, where their three children attended the Bronxville schools through eighth grade and studied music at Concordia Conservatory of Music & Art. Mary Hoch’s professional career focused on corporate finance and investment banking, first at Kidder Peabody and then Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette. Jim Hoch is a founding partner of Tailwind Capital, a private equity firm and currently leads their business service practice. Actively involved in the private equity business for more than 25 years, he has served on the boards
of 20 public and private companies and participated in more than $1.5 billion of private equity investments. For reservations and information, contact Ellen de Saint Phalle, director of community relations at email@example.com.
GREENBERG MARKS 20 YEARS Pleasantville resident, CORA GREENBERG, celebrates her 20th anniversary leading the Westchester Children’s Association (WCA) as its executive director after joining the organization Oct. 24, 1994. Greenberg has taken WCA from a staff of two with an annual budget of $120,000, to a staff of eight with an annual budget of $750,000 in 2014. In that time WCA has grown in influence and impact; its annual advocacy breakfast and child advocacy lecture have become a staple event for child advocates around the county; childcare funding was increased by more than $2 million through its Campaign for Kids; and it has drawn the attention of Hillary Clinton
and Marian Wright Edelman as speakers. In the age of instant and constant information, its data blog, “Children by the Numbers” has become the go-to resource for many advocates and policy makers. In addition to celebrating the 20th anniversary of its executive director, Westchester Children’s Association is also celebrating its centennial. Founded in 1914, a time when it was normal for children as young as five to work from sun up to sundown, Westchester Children’s Association is one of the oldest children’s advocacy organizations in the United States. On Nov. 13, the association will cel-
IRISH ARTS CENTER LAUNCHES WESTCHESTER CAMPAIGN FOR A NEW FACILITY IN NEW YORK CITY. The event will be held at the Westchester Country Club, 99 Biltmore Ave., Rye, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. $250 per person, $100 per person for young leaders; ticket cost is tax deductible. For more information and reservations, contact Maura Greaney at 212-757-3318, ext. 211 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
FRIENDS OF JOHN JAY HOMESTEAD INAUGURATE FOUNDERS LECTURE SERIES WITH PULITZER PRIZE WINNER ERIC FONER at the 1787 Court House, 615 Old Post Road in Bedford Village. Registration begins at 6 p.m., lecture at 7, followed by a short reception and book signing. Admission is $75, $25 for members. For more information, call 914-232-8119, email friends@johnjayhomestead,org or visit johnjayhomestead.org.
office locations. Over the succeeding 20 years, she progressed to becoming an important asset in the areas of patient scheduling, medical record administration, referral protocol, billing, collections and credentialing. Currently she directs the operation of all ENTA locations, managing clerical and medical assistant staff. She and her team of four regional manag-
Tarrytown-based ENT and Allergy Associates (ENTA) has extended COO Nicole Monti-Spadaccini’s employment agreement another five years effective Jan. 1. After graduating from Iona College with a Bachelor of Science degree in political science, Monti-Spadaccini joined ENTA in 1994, initially working the front desk at one if its original eight
ENTA EXTENDS CONTRACT FOR COO
GET A JUMPSTART ON YOUR HOLIDAY SHOPPING AT THE JUNIOR LEAGUE OF CENTRAL WESTCHESTER’S 28TH ANNUAL HOLIDAY BOUTIQUE from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 5 to 10 p.m. at Fenway Golf Club, 384 Old Mamaroneck Road in White Plains. Suggested donation for admission is $20 for the day, $30 for the evening or $35 for both day and evening. Additionally, there will be a full bar – drink tickets are $15 each or two for $25 with a portion of proceeds going to the JLCW and $5 raffle tickets will be offered for a chance to win gifts. For more information, visit jlcentralwestchester.org/holiday-boutique.
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SIGN UP FOR OUR NEWSMAKERS NEWSLETTER ebrate its centennial at its annual benefit dinner at the Tappan Hill Mansion in Tarrytown. The event also will honor the late Patricia Lanza’s legacy of philanthropy. For tickets and to sponsorships, contact Betsy Steward at 914-946-7676, ext. 303, or send an email to bsteward@ wca4kids.org.
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FACTS & FIGURES YORKTOWN, 3010 Farm Walk Road. Single-family residence; .46 acre. Plaintiff: Ameriquest Mortgage. Plaintiff ’s attorney: Leopold & Associates PLLC; 80 Business Park Drive, Armonk. Defendant: Hal Marks. Referee: Robert Rafferty. Sale: Oct. 29, 11:30 a.m. Approximate lien: $210,029.16.
JUDGMENTS C.I.A. Industries and Investigators Inc., White Plains. $8,411 in favor of TBF Financial LLC, Deerfield, Ill. Filed Oct. 17. Stiloskis Automotive Corp., Tarrytown. $10,173 in favor of Hughes Financial Services Corp., Tarrytown. Filed Oct. 16. Topside Systems LLC, Katonah. $28,814 in favor of S and K Distribution LLC, Hicksville. Filed Oct. 14.
LIS PENDENS The following ﬁlings indicated a legal action has been initiated, the outcome of which may aﬀect the title to the property listed. Acosta, Jose, et al. Filed by CitiMortgage Inc. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $388,000 affecting property located at 200 Waverly Road, Scarsdale. Filed March 5. Allen, Chester, et al. Filed by JPMorgan Chase Bank N.A. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $585,000 affecting property located at 523 Fifth St., Mamaroneck 10543. Filed March 6. Barrera, Gray A., et al. Filed by Aurora Loan Services LLC. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $1 million affecting property located at 16 Chiusa Lane, Cortlandt Manor 10567. Filed March 6. Calabro, Carmen, et al. Filed by Nationstar Mortgage LLC. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $810,000 affecting property located at 4 Verdi Ave., Tuckahoe 10707. Filed March 5. Cavaliere, Frank, et al. Filed by HSBC Bank USA N.A. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $373,000 affecting property located at 215 Millington Road, Cortlandt Manor 10567. Filed March 7. Crute, Tyron, et al. Filed by Nationstar Mortgage LLC. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $355,350 affecting property located at 265 Broadway, Verplanck 10596. Filed March 6. Donofrio, Isabel M., et al. Filed by Nationstar Mortgage LLC. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $938,250 affecting property located at 34 Nichols Road, Armonk 10504. Filed March 5.
Fosella, Vito, et al. Filed by JPMorgan Chase Bank N.A. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure an unspecified amount affecting property located at 21 Gorge Lane, Pound Ridge 10576. Filed March 5.
Poguio, Marcelo, et al. Filed by CitiMortgage Inc. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure an unspecified amount affecting property located at 18 Everett Ave., Ossining 10562. Filed March 5.
Hong, Kyong Im, 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 150 Bedford Road, Unit 4D, Chappaqua 10514. Filed March 6.
Racioppo, Anthony J., et al. Filed by JPMorgan Chase Bank N.A. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure an unspecified amount affecting property located at 126 Scenic Drive West, Croton-on-Hudson 10520. Filed March 7.
Hymowitz, Carrie, et al. Filed by HSBC Bank USA N.A. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $350,000 affecting property located at 58 Roundabend Road, Tarrytown 10591. Filed March 6. Jacob, Patrick G., et al. Filed by U.S. Bank N.A. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $275,000 affecting property located at 565 South St., Peekskill 10566. Filed March 7.
Retana, Plinio, et al. Filed by Bank of America N.A. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $495,000 affecting property located at 17 Chase Ave., White Plains 10606. Filed March 6. Rivera, Fransico Jr., et al. Filed by Nationstar Mortgage LLC. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $412,500 affecting property located at 145 Hobart Ave., Port Chester 1573. Filed March 6.
Jennings, Christopher, et al. Filed by U.S. Bank N.A. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $385,600 affecting property located at 3105 Wharton Drive, Yorktown Heights 10598. Filed March 5.
Rowe, Troy J., et al. Filed by NYLNV. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $126,000 affecting property located at 47 Point St. Unit 1D, Yonkers 10701. Filed March 6.
Johnson, Estelle, et al. Filed by Nationstar Mortgage LLC. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $544,185 affecting property located at 316 Nuber Ave., Mount Vernon 10533. Filed March 5.
Sanoguet, Jinnette, et al. Filed by U.S. Bank N.A. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $468,000 affecting property located at 365 London Road, Yorktown Heights 10598. Filed March 5.
Masso, Cesar, et al. Filed by MetLife Home Loans. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $420,000 affecting property located at 132 S. Broadway, White Plains 10605. Filed March 5.
Sepe, Robert J., et al. Filed by Capital One N.A. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $650,000 affecting property located at 7 High Ridge Road, Ossining 10562. Filed March 6.
Merenda, Angelo, 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 1144 North Ave., New Rochelle 10804. Filed March 7.
Socarras, Irene, et al. Filed by Wells Fargo Bank N.A. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $391,773 affecting property located at 158 Chester St., Mount Vernon 10552. Filed March 6.
Meyers, Michael G., et al. Filed by U.S. Bank N.A. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $440,000 affecting property located at 219 Beech Road, Yorktown 10598. Filed March 6.
Stingone, Gary, et al. Filed by HSBC Bank USA N.A. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $1 million affecting property located at 10 Mohegan Road, Larchmont 10538. Filed March 6.
Moncada, Nicolas C., et al. Filed by U.S. Bank N.A. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $435,000 affecting property located at 111 Russell St., White Plains 10606. Filed March 7. Ohajekwe, Ogedi A., et al. Filed by Wells Fargo Bank N.A. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $189,000 affecting property located at 542 S. Fifth Ave., Mount Vernon 10550. Filed March 6. Orbeta, Ferdinand E., et al. Filed by Wells Fargo Bank N.A. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $60,000 affecting property located at 1 Deer Creek Lane, Mount Kisco 10549. Filed March 7. Paulvin, Mark, et al. Filed by CitiMortgage Inc. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $279,900 affecting property located at 8 Walden St., Somers 10589. Filed March 7.
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Vancio, G. Suzanne, et al. Filed by Wells Fargo Bank N.A. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $270,000 affecting property located at 355 B Heritage Hill, Somers 10589. Filed March 6.
MECHANIC’S LIENS 3030 Westchester Realty LLC, as owner. $10,654 as claimed by Efco Corp. Property: in Harrison. Filed Oct. 14.
NEW BUSINESSES This paper is not responsible for typographical errors contained in the original ﬁlings.
Doing Business As WISE Individualized Senior Experience Inc., d.b.a. WISE Senior Options, 29 Old Tarrytown Road, White Plains 10603. Filed June 18.
Sole Proprietorships Boston Scally Co., 76 Wendt Ave., 2C, Larchmont 10538, c/o Michael Arone. Filed June 12. Camargo Tile, 165 N. Fulton Ave., Second floor, Mount Vernon 10550, c/o Romeris Pereira de Camargo. Filed June 12. Dream Girls Mobile Spa, 44 Fawcett St., Port Chester 10573, c/o Aisha Sutton. Filed June 12. ETF Repairs, 22 Frances Place, Pleasantville 10570, c/o Edmund T. Fantry III. Filed June 13. Hudson Valley 403b, 303 S. Broadway, Suite 103, Tarrytown 10591, c/o Timothy Nervegna. Filed June 13. Incendio Tech, 27 S. Kensico Ave., Valhalla 10595, c/o Saleena Beharry. Filed June 11. JA Originals, 13 Sun Valley Drive, North Salem 10560, c/o Jennifer Armbruster. Filed June 12. Jennifer Lanzallotto, 14 Price St., Dobbs Ferry 10522, c/o Jennifer Lanzallotto. Filed June 11. Jeremias Home Renovation, 1511 Park Ave., Mamaroneck 10543, c/o Renan M. Jeremias. Filed June 13. JSD Protective Services, 50 Main St., 10th floor, White Plains 10601, c/o Derrick A. Person. Filed June 12. Mary Janeth Cleaning Co., P.O. Box 1874, New Rochelle 10801, c/o Mary Janeth Cruz. Filed June 12. O’Brien Healthcare Consulting, 199 Johnson Road, Scardale 10583, c/o Terence M. O’Brien. Filed June 11. Pascual Landscaping, 339 Locust Ave., Port Chester 10573, c/o Pablo Pascual. Filed June 13. PMarrero Contracting, 269 Lafayette Ave., Cortlandt Manor 10567, c/o Pedro Marrero. Filed June 13. Productive Deluxe, 2155 Boston Post Road, Larchmont 10538, c/o Adam Harley. Filed June 12. PSU Maintenance, 13 Frances Drive, Katonah 10536, c/o Peter Vieira. Filed June 13.
Your Restaurant, 275 S. Broadway, Yonkers 10705, c/o Yeny Quezada. Filed June 12.
PATENTS The following patents were issued by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Oﬃce in Washington, D.C. Compilation and placement of instructions in a memory system. Patent no. 8,863,099 issued to Tong Chen, Yorktown Heights; John K. O’Brien, South Salem; and Zehra Sura, Yorktown Heights. Assigned to International Business Machines Corp., Armonk. Estimating migration costs for migrating logical partitions within a virtualized computing environment based on a migration cost history. Patent no. 8,863,141 issued to Kevin J. Cawlfield, Austin, Texas; Chang W. Chen, Austin, Texas; Mitchell P. Harding, Austin, Texas; Michael C. Hollinger, Round Rock, Texas; and Michael R. Reddock, Jersey City, N.J. Assigned to International Business Machines Corp., Armonk. Fake check-in entries posted on behalf of social network users. Patent no. 8,863,090 issued to Nicholas Dayl Bingell, Raleigh, N.C.; Erich Paul Hoppe, Raleigh, N.C.; Andrew Ivory, Wake Forest, N.C.; and David Michael Stecher, Durham, N.C. Assigned to International Business Machines Corp., Armonk. Framework for a software error inject tool. Patent no. 8,863,094 issued to Cheng-Chung Song, Tucson, Ariz. Assigned to International Business Machines Corp., Armonk. Grid security intrusion detection conﬁguration mechanism. Patent no. 8,863,278 issued to Ramesh V. Chitor, Fremont, Calif.; Sebnem Jaji, Flower Mound, Texas; Nam S. Keung, Austin, Texas; Michel P. Riviere, Millbrae, Calif.; and Christopher J. Strauss, Trabuco Canyon, Calif. Assigned to International Business Machines Corp., Armonk. Method and apparatus to autologin to a browser application launched from an authenticated client application. Patent no. 8,863,248 issued to David Mark Wendt, Cary, N.C.; and Joseph Kubik, Cary, N.C. Assigned to International Business Machines Corp., Armonk. Method and system for assembling information-processing applications based on declarative semantic speciﬁcations. Patent no. 8,863,102 issued to Mark D. Feblowitz, Winchester, Mass.; Nagui Halim, Yorktown Heights; Zhen Liu, Tarrytown; Anand Ranganathan, White Plains; and Anton V. Riabov, Ossining. Assigned to International Business Machines Corp., Armonk.
Predicting attacks based on probabilistic game-theory. Patent no. 8,863,293 issued to Mihai Christodorescu, Briarcliff Manor; Dmytro Korzhyk, Durham, N.C.; Reiner Sailer, Scarsdale; Douglas L. Schales, Ardsley; Marc Ph Stoecklin, Riverdale; and Ting Wang, Elmsford. Assigned to International Business Machines Corp., Armonk. Recording and playback of system interactions in diﬀerent system environments. Patent no. 8,863,095 issued to Sunil Bharadwaj, Portland, Ore.; and Martine B. Wedlake, Hillsboro, Ore. Assigned to International Business Machines Corp., Armonk. Updating secure pre-boot ﬁrmware in a computing system in real time. Patent no. 8,863,109 issued to Nathan C. Skalsky, Durham, N.C. Assigned to International Business Machines Corp., Armonk.
HUDSON VALLEY BUILDING LOANS Below $1 million Borba, Monica, et al, Peekskill, as owner. Lender: TD Bank N.A. Property: 19 Sky Lane, Philipstown. Amount: $300,000. Filed Oct. 6. Chianese, Nicole, et al, Carmel, as owner. Lender: Homestead Funding Corp., Albany. Property: in Kent. Amount: $211,388. Filed Oct. 9. Coyle, William J., et al, Chester, as owner. Lender: Ulster Savings Bank, Kingston. Property: 165 South St., Goshen 10924. Amount: $360,000. Filed Oct. 14. Donovan, Brian M., Beacon, as owner. Lender: Flagstar Bank F.S.B. Property: in Southeast. Amount: $159,760. Filed Oct. 17. Hudson Valley Waterfront Properties LLC, et al, as owner. Lender: JPMorgan Chase Bank N.A. Property: in Poughkeepsie. Amount: $256,900. Filed Oct. 9. Lucchese, Marcel, Kingston, as owner. Lender: Rondout Savings Bank, Kingston. Property: 341 Dewitt Mills Road, Kingston. Amount: $185,803. Filed Oct. 14. New Horizons Resources Inc., as owner. Lender: Keybank N.A. Property: in Union Vale. Amount: $615,816. Filed Oct. 20. North Plank Plaza LLC, Middletown, as owner. Lender: Ulster Savings Bank, Kingston. Property: in Newburgh. Amount: $355,000.
FACTS & FIGURES The Stone Ridge Trust, Capitola, Calif., as owner. Lender: Ulster Savings Bank, Kingston. Property: 550 Peak Road, Marbletown 12484. Amount: $400,000. Filed Oct. 15.
539 Blooming Grove Turnpike LLC, New Windsor. Seller: Mark Specthrie, Middletown. Property: in New Windsor. Amount: $160,000. Filed Oct. 15.
Federal National Mortgage Association. Seller: Jon C. Huxel, Monroe, Conn. Property: 41 Harth Drive, New Windsor 12553. Amount: $198,844. Filed Oct. 14.
The Church of Sacred Mirrors, Wappingers Falls. Seller: Vincent A. Farina, et al, Fishkill. Property: 46 Amherst Lane, Wappingers Falls 12590. Amount: $151,000. Filed Oct. 14.
Warren, Jennifer, et al, Ellenville, as owner. Lender: Waldan Savings Bank, Montgomery. Property: in Wawarsing. Amount: $150,000. Filed Oct. 16.
Bayview Loan Servicing LLC, Coral Gables, Fla. Seller: Alexander Zeno, et al, Middletown. Property: 578 Silver Lake Scotchtown Road, Middletown 10941. Amount: $333,821. Filed Oct. 16.
Federal National Mortgage Association. Seller: Joseph B. Mackey, et al, Newburgh. Property: 88 Poplar St., Newburgh 12550. Amount: $143,885. Filed Oct. 17.
The River Family L.P., Newburgh. Seller: State of New York Mortgage Agency, New York City. Property: 409 Leroy Ave., Newburgh 12550. Amount: $55,500. Filed Oct. 20.
Carcal Properties LLC, New Hampton. Seller: Joseph Anthony Brown Realty LLC, Goshen. Property: in Goshen. Amount: $700,000. Filed Oct. 20.
Fresh Breath Properties LLC, Kingston. Seller: Peter V. Hedberg, Westcliffe, Colo. Property: in LaGrange. Amount: $112,500. Filed Oct. 9.
Trail’s Edge Realty LLC, Gardiner. Seller: Mario Milano, et al, New Paltz. Property: 33 Osprey Lane, Gardiner. Amount: $765,000. Filed Oct. 10.
Deutsche Bank National Trust Co. Seller: Daniel McCabe, Poughkeepsie. Property: 116 Charles Coleman, Pawling 12564. Amount: $336,500. Filed Oct. 14.
Garden S1 LLC, Poughkeepsie. Seller: Ryan Howard, Poughkeepsie. Property: 51 Garden St., Poughkeepsie. Amount: $120,000. Filed Oct. 16.
U.S. Bank N.A. Seller: Joy R. Young, Goshen. Property: 418 First St., Newburgh 12550. Amount: $60,000. Filed Oct. 14.
Domela Property LLC, New York City. Seller: Douglas Meisoll, et al, Millbrook. Property: in Washington. Amount: $257,500. Filed Oct. 16.
HSBC Bank USA N.A. Seller: Sadiki Pierre, Poughkeepsie. Property: 329 Mansion St., Poughkeepsie 12601. Amount: $132,000. Filed Oct. 16.
U.S. Bank N.A. Seller: Luis A. Collazo Jr., Palm Coast, Fla. Property: 40 Craig Lane, Dover Plains 12522. Amount: $350,500. Filed Oct. 14.
Dyer GG KE LLC, Wilmington, Del. Seller: G.G. and K.E. Realty Corp., Peekskill. Property: 20 Farrell St., Newburgh. Amount: $306,000. Filed Oct. 17.
Hudson Valley Waterfront Properties LLC, Poughkeepsie. Seller: Dana Walcott, et al, Washington, D.C. Property: in Poughkeepsie. Amount: $365,000. Filed Oct. 9.
U.S. Bank N.A. Seller: William H. Wallach, New Windsor. Property: 610 Blooming Grove Turnpike, New Windsor 12553. Amount: $187,000. Filed Oct. 20.
Jel Getting Ahead LLC. Nesconset. Seller: Lea Kraemer, et al, Pasadena, Calif. Property: 75 G. Fischer Road, Olive 12461. Amount: $265,000. Filed Oct. 10.
Velo Ventures Corp., Pine Bush. Seller: Anna Swiatenko, Haverstraw. Property: in Montgomery. Amount: $23,000. Filed Oct. 14.
JPMorgan Chase Bank N.A. Seller: David Gubits, Walden. Property: 102 Baldwin Lane, Unit 1B, Newburgh 12550. Amount: $129,983. Filed Oct. 15.
Village of Washingtonville, Washingtonville. Seller: Lawrence A. DeJoseph, Dingman’s Ferry, Pa. Property: 39 E. Main St., Washingtonville. Amount: $60,000. Filed Oct. 17.
Wright Wawayanda Holdings LLC, Goshen, as owner. Lender: Ulster Savings Bank, Kingston. Property: in Wawayanda. Amount: $500,000. Filed Oct. 14.
DEEDS Above $1 million DP 54 LLC, et al, Mount Kisco. Seller: Hoeventure LLC, Poughkeepsie. Property: in Poughkeepsie. Amount: $1.9 million. Filed Oct. 17. DP 56 LLC, et al, Mount Kisco. Seller: Hoeventure LLC, Poughkeepsie. Property: in Wappingers Falls. Amount: $1.8 million. Filed Oct. 17. Mid-Hudson Valley Federal Credit Union, Kingston. Seller: Elliot R. Singer, et al, Chappaqua. Property: in East Fishkill. Amount: $1.1 million. Filed Oct. 9. Weber Projects III LLC, Beacon. Seller: 3 Churchill Street Inc., Beacon. Property: in Beacon. Amount: $1.7 million. Filed Oct. 15. Zeus Real Estate LLC, Cold Spring. Seller: Olga K. Rankin, Hamilton Parish, Bermuda. Property: 26-30 Beverly Warren Road, Philipstown. Amount: $4 million. Filed Oct. 1.
Below $1 million 160 Grand LLC, Newburgh. Seller: Suas Properties Corp., Pearl River. Property: in Newburgh. Amount: $230,000. Filed Oct. 14.
Dyer GG KE LLC, Wilmington, Del. Seller: G.G. and K.E. Realty Corp., Peekskill. Property: 21 Farrell St., Newburgh. Amount: $300,000. Filed Oct. 17. Dyer GG KE LLC, Wilmington, Del. Seller: G.G. and K.E. Realty Corp., Peekskill. Property: 2 Farrell St., Newburgh. Amount: $300,000. Filed Oct. 17. EB II LLC, Beacon. Seller: Bald Ego VII LLC, Cold Spring. Property: 15 Main St., Philipstown. Amount: $314,500. Filed Oct. 2. EDS Worldwide LLC, Green Acres, Fla. Seller: Fannie Mae. Property: 13 Windrift Lane, Walden 12586. Amount: $99,000. Filed Oct. 17. Fannie Mae. Seller: Leonard Kessler, Slate Hill. Property: 21 Echo Lane, Warwick 10990. Amount: $349,350. Filed Oct. 20.
2 Paksh Realty LLC, Monroe. Seller: Lipe Friedrich, Monroe. Property: in Monroe. Amount: $175,000. Filed Oct. 14.
Federal National Mortgage Association. Seller: Amanda Romero, Newburgh. Property: 93 Dupont Ave., Newburgh 12550. Amount: $243,574. Filed Oct. 17.
234-236 Elmendorf Street LLC, Suffern. Seller: Aaron Swan, et al, Saugerties. Property: 234-236 Elmendorf St., Kingston 12401. Amount: $115,000. Filed Oct. 14.
Federal National Mortgage Association. Seller: Amy Steinhauer, et al, Westbrookville. Property: 43 Fourth St., Godeffroy 12729. Amount: $92,216. Filed Oct. 17.
261 Tinker Street LLC, Woodstock. Seller: William Durkin, et al, Woodstock. Property: in Woodstock. Amount: $698,000. Filed Oct. 15.
Federal National Mortgage Association. Seller: Jeffrey Albanese, Goshen. Property: 8 Walnut St., Greenwood Lake 10925. Amount: $257,424. Filed Oct. 14.
315 Beacon Realty LLC, Poughkeepsie. Seller: GA Beacon LLC, New York City. Property: in Beacon. Amount: $630,000. Filed Oct. 9. 42 44 S Montgomery Street LLC, Spring Valley. Seller: Kevin G. Reardon, Bloomingburg. Property: in Walden. Amount: $100,000. Filed Oct. 20.
Federal National Mortgage Association. Seller: John Gifford Molloy, Somers. Property: 466 Lake Shore Drive, Brewster 10509. Amount: $252,306. Filed Oct. 7.
JS Morgan Properties LLC, Milton. Seller: Natalie B. Kroh, Marlboro. Property: in Marlborough. Amount: $77,000. Filed Oct. 16. Lanwin Forest Ridge LLC, Hopewell, N.J. Seller: Manna Dells LLC, Nanuet. Property: in Newburgh. Amount: $110,000. Filed Oct. 20. Lempi LLC, Accord. Seller: Melissa R. Ferrari-Santlofer, et al, Staten Island. Property: in Rochester. Amount: $45,000. Filed Oct. 16. SRMOF II 2012-1 Trust. Seller: Christopher Coleman, Poughkeepsie. Property: 90 Sylvan Lake Road, Hopewell Junction 12533. Amount: $448,500. Filed Oct. 17. State of New York Mortgage Agency, New York City. Seller: Mark D. Stern, Goshen. Property: 195 and 199 Sycamore Drive, New Windsor 12553. Amount: $117,000. Filed Oct. 16. State of New York Mortgage Agency, New York City. Seller: Michele Babcock, Walden. Property: A-15 Hillside Drive, Middletown 10941. Amount: $178,855. Filed Oct. 15. The Bank of New York Mellon. Seller: Cirino Bruno, Kenoza Lake. Property: 56 Vernon Drive, Carmel 10512. Amount: $222,353. Filed Oct. 1.
Village of Washingtonville, Washingtonville. Seller: Sean DeJoseph, Temple Terrace, Fla. Property: in Blooming Grove. Amount: $30,000. Filed Oct. 17. Village of Washingtonville, Washingtonville. Seller: Wendy DeJoseph, Lithia, Fla. Property: in Blooming Grove. Amount: $90,000. Filed Oct. 17. WCP Block 1 LLC, Kiawah Island, S.C. Seller: Francine Ciardullo, Goshen. Property: 172 Murray Ave., Goshen 10924. Amount: $165,000. Filed Oct. 20. WCP Block 3 LLC, Kiwah Island, S.C. Seller: Hudson Valley Federal Credit Union, Poughkeepsie. Property: 3250 Route 207, Campbell Hall 10916. Amount: $285,000. Filed Oct. 20. Wells Fargo Bank N.A. Seller: Juliana LoBiondo, Newburgh. Property: 25 State St., Middletown 10940. Amount: $182,791. Filed Oct. 15. Wells Fargo Bank N.A. Seller: Juliana LoBiondo, Newburgh. Property: 25 State St., Newburgh 10940. Amount: $182,791. Filed Oct. 15. WGU Holdings LLC, Brooklyn. Seller: Ronald DiPrima, et al, The Villages, Fla. Property: in Milan. Amount: $137,500. Filed Oct. 15. Wingdale Realty LLC, Pleasant Valley. Seller: Warex Terminals Corp., Newburgh. Property: in Dover. Amount: $430,000. Filed Oct. 9.
WLP – 1400 – 292 LLC, Pawling. Seller: Alethea W. Black, Holmes. Property: 1400 Route 292, Holmes 12531. Amount: $150,000. Filed Oct. 9.
Rolling Auto Repairs, Saugerties. $1,383 in favor of the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance, Albany. Filed Oct. 10.
Yorkville Boy Properties LLC, Kingston. Seller: Ralph Palen, Kingston. Property: in Kingston. Amount: $36,000. Filed Oct. 14.
Sam Decicco Seal Coating Inc., Kingston. $377 in favor of the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance, Albany. Filed Oct. 10.
Shalders Corp., Pine Bush. $141 in favor of the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance, Albany. Filed Oct. 17.
B.A.B. Group V LLC, d.b.a. Bab Group V LLC, Saugerties. $22,755 in favor of the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance, Albany. Filed Oct. 17. Carter Hastings Management Inc., Kingston. $641 in favor of the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance, Albany. Filed Oct. 10. Certiﬁed Marine Service Inc., Kingston. $1,648 in favor of the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance, Albany. Filed Oct. 10. Citywide Appliance Repairs Inc., Highland. $2,024 in favor of the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance, Albany. Filed Oct. 17. Community Plumbing Inc., Highland. $1,537 in favor of the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance, Albany. Filed Oct. 17. D and D Auto Supply Inc., d.b.a. Napa Auto Parts, Highland. $18,106 in favor of the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance, Albany. Filed Oct. 17. Fallsy Inc., d.b.a. Bistro Mountain Store, Gardiner. $536 in favor of the New York State Department of Labor Unemployment Insurance Division, Albany. Filed Oct. 17. Kapis Petroleum Inc., Kerhonkson. $779 in favor of the New York State Department of Labor Unemployment Insurance Division, Albany. Filed Oct. 14. Kingston Aesthetics Inc., d.b.a. Aesthetics, Kingston. $1,093 in favor of the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance, Albany. Filed Oct. 17. Miriam’s Well Organization Inc., Saugerties. $1,198 in favor of the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance, Albany. Filed Oct. 10. Mitre Construction Ltd., d.b.a. Residential Construction, Phoenicia. $1,411 in favor of the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance, Albany. Filed Oct. 10. Peretti Corp., Highland. $102 in favor of the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance, Albany. Filed Oct. 17. Pet Nutrition Plus LLC, Ellenville. $3,146 in favor of the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance, Albany. Filed Oct. 10.
Silver Mountain Inc., d.b.a. Wok N Roll Café East, Woodstock. $3,438 in favor of the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance, Albany. Filed Oct. 10. Winchell’s of Ulster Inc., d.b.a. Winchell’s Pizza, Shokan. $2,854 in favor of the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance, Albany. Filed Oct. 17. Woodstock Day School, Saugerties. $328 in favor of the New York State Department of Labor Unemployment Insurance Division, Albany. Filed Oct. 17.
LIS PENDENS The following filings indicated a legal action has been initiated, the outcome of which may affect the title to the property listed. Ackerman, John, et al. Filed by U.S. Bank N.A. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $408,000 affecting property located at 3285 Route 82, Verbank 12585. Filed Oct. 9. Alvarado, Carmen Lydia, et al. Filed by JPMorgan Chase Bank N.A. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure an unspecified amount affecting property located at 15 Short St., Putnam Valley 10579. Filed Oct. 6. Alvarez, Evelyn, et al. Filed by HSBC Bank USA N.A. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $134,250 affecting property located at 27 Hugenot St., Napanoch 12458. Filed Oct. 17. Aristy, Tommy G., et al. Filed by Everbank. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $281,000 affecting property located at 11 Gilbert Drive, Hyde Park. Filed Sept. 19. Baird, Stephen, et al. Filed by Mid-Hudson Valley Federal Credit Union. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $273,500 affecting property located at 375 Salt Point Turnpike, apt. 3F, Poughkeepsie 12603. Filed Oct. 7. Balestrieri, Annette, et al. Filed by Federal National Mortgage Association. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $193,000 affecting property located at 3 Remsen Road, Patterson 12563. Filed Oct. 15.
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FACTS & FIGURES Barry, Christine J., et al. Filed by U.S. Bank N.A. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $540,000 affecting property located at 16 Elena Court, Carmel. Filed Oct. 7. Belvin, Christine M., et al. Filed by CitiMortgage Inc. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $357,152 affecting property located at 6 B St., Cold Spring 10516. Filed Oct. 6. Blake, Rachel L., et al. Filed by Citizens Bank N.A. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $248,000 affecting property located at 453 Liberty St., Beacon. Filed Sept. 30. Bocchino, Huong, et al. Filed by Ocwen Loan Servicing LLC. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $250,000 affecting property located at 1942 New Hackensack Road, LaGrange 12590. Filed Oct. 8. Bohrman, Darren M., et al. Filed by Nationstar Mortgage LLC. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $245,389 affecting property located at 2705 Morgan Drive, Carmel 10512. Filed Oct. 9. Faber, Lewis Y., et al. Filed by PNC Bank N.A. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $645,000 affecting property located at 21 Winston Lane, Garrison 10524. Filed Sept. 30. Finno, Tara, et al. Filed by U.S. Bank N.A. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $152,000 affecting property located at 68 Eastern Parkway, Saugerties 12477. Filed Oct. 10. Flaherty-Petty, Jacqueline B., et al. Filed by Green Tree Servicing LLC. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure an unspecified amount affecting property located at 9 Brescia Blvd., Highland 12528. Filed Oct. 15. Frederick, Danny R., et al. Filed by JPMorgan Chase Bank N.A. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $205,000 affecting property located at 3 Slate Crossing, Putnam Valley 10579. Filed Oct. 9. Gaddy, Cecile Scott, et al. Filed by M&T Bank. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $175,000 affecting property located at 46 Wildwood Drive, Wappingers Falls 12590. Filed Sept. 25. Gallo, Anthony J. Jr., et al. Filed by Mid-Hudson Valley Federal Credit Union. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $310,000 affecting property located at 57 Pauline Lane, Saugerties 12477. Filed Oct. 17. Gamble, Terence B., et al. Filed by Plaza Home Mortgage Inc. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $298,403 affecting property located at 11 Sunset Blvd., Carmel 10512. Filed Oct. 8. Geysen, Christopher A., et al. Filed by Wells Fargo Bank N.A. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $722,429 affecting property located at 230 Hurley Road, Salt Point 12578. Filed Oct. 10.
Gjelaj, Donald C., et al. Filed by Nationstar Mortgage LLC. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $167,920 affecting property located at 501 Oregon Trail, Pine Bush 12566. Filed Oct. 10.
Rhoades, Floyd, et al. Filed by Nationstar Mortgage LLC. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $386,700 affecting property located at 33 Oriole Drive, Woodstock 12498. Filed Oct. 14.
Tucker, Owen F. Sr., et al. Filed by Green Tree Servicing LLC. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $184,000 affecting property located at 146 N. Clinton St., Poughkeepsie. Filed Oct. 7.
Storm King School, Cornwall-onHudson, as owner. $18,750 as claimed by Sales Direction Division of American Specialties Inc., Yonkers. Property: 314 Mountain Road, Cornwall-on-Hudson 12520. Filed Oct. 16.
APU, P.O. Box 306, West Hurley 12491, c/o Salvatore Frank Guido. Filed Oct. 17.
Golden, James J., et al. Filed by M&T Bank. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $204,250 affecting property located at 5163 Route 82, Salt Point 12578. Filed Oct. 9.
Rodriguez, Hector, et al. Filed by Ocean II LLC. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $536,000 affecting property located at 417 Union Valley Road, Mahopac 10541. Filed Oct. 10.
Unknown heirs of the estate of Eillen Schnurr, et al. Filed by Nationstar Mortgage LLC. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $340,500 affecting property located at 5 Velie Road, LaGrangeville 12540. Filed Oct. 10.
Vaccarino, Gina M., et al, as owner. $987 as claimed by Thermodynamix LLC, Yonkers. Property: 12 Bianca Court, Carmel 10512. Filed Oct. 14.
DOEN Creative, 33 Outlook Farm Drive, New Paltz 12561, c/o Diane Fokas Barkeij. Filed Oct. 15.
Ruggerio, Cristina F., et al. Filed by U.S. Bank N.A. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $450,000 affecting property located at 349 Lakeshore Drive, Putnam Valley 10579. Filed Oct. 7.
Watson, Edward A., et al. Filed by Nationstar Mortgage LLC. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $472,000 affecting property located at 89 West St., Patterson 12563. Filed Oct. 7.
Schaﬀrick, Kelly, et al. Filed by Federal National Mortgage Association. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $161,200 affecting property located at 106 Sunset Terrace, Hurley 12443. Filed Oct. 16.
Weymes, Helen M., et al. Filed by Eric Goldfine Serpt. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $135,000 affecting property located at 319 Main St., Beacon 12508. Filed Oct. 10.
Scileppi, Peter J., et al. Filed by M&T Bank. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $81,450 affecting property located at 213 Gurney St., Esopus 12466. Filed Oct. 16.
Wilkinson, Geraldine, et al. Filed by U.S. Bank N.A. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure an unspecified amount affecting property located at 211 Secor Road, Mahopac 10541. Filed Oct. 9.
Graham, Gregg C., et al. Filed by Green Tree Servicing LLC. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $256,000 affecting property located at 39 Riverdale Drive, Wingdale 12594. Filed Oct. 9. Gramatikos, John, et al. Filed by Wells Fargo Bank N.A. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $337,500 affecting property located at 1731 Route 32South, Saugerties 12477. Filed Oct. 15. Hagan, David P. Jr., et al. Filed by Wells Fargo Bank N.A. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $122,700 affecting property located at 7 Casino St., Brewster 10509. Filed Oct. 7. Hawk, Christine, et al. Filed by Mortgage Electronic Registrations Systems Inc. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $235,642 affecting property located at 336 Old route 22, Pawling 12564. Filed Oct. 10. Hoke, Ana M., et al. Filed by CitiMortgage Inc. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $256,500 affecting property located at 27 Pioneer Drive, Pine Plains. Filed Sept. 22. Hughes, Martin E., et al. Filed by JPMorgan Chase Bank N.A. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure an unspecified amount affecting property located at 16 Hillside Terrace, Mahopac 10541. Filed Oct. 17. Ibanez, Kristina Y., et al. Filed by Ocwen Loan Servicing LLC. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $160,000 affecting property located at 1005 Fox Lane, Poughkeepsie 12603. Filed Sept. 19. Impelizino, Anthony, et al. Filed by Citizens Bank N.A. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $230,000 affecting property located at 113 Walsh Road, Unionvale. Filed Sept. 30. Jackowski, Robert D. Jr., et al. Filed by Nationstar Mortgage LLC. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $143,060 affecting property located at 6 Ash Court, Kingston 12401. Filed Oct. 17. Jarvis, Linda A., et al. Filed by Green Tree Servicing LLC. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure an unspecified amount affecting property located at 192 Browns Pond Road, Clinton 12580. Filed Oct. 9. Kanlong, Henry, et al. Filed by Nationstar Mortgage LLC. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $359,650 affecting property located at 20 Rock St., Cold Spring 10516. Filed Oct. 15.
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Sebastian, Julieta, et al. Filed by Bank of America N.A. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $272,000 affecting property located at 21 Beekman Drive, Carmel 10512. Filed Oct. 2. Seifert, Scott J., et al. Filed by JPMorgan Chase Bank N.A. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure an unspecified amount affecting property located at 302 Fox Run Lane, Unit 2A, Carmel 10512. Filed Oct. 2. Sheehan, Lawrence, et al. Filed by Wall Street Mortgage Bankers Ltd. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $480,500 affecting property located at 10 Parasol Ridge, Poughkeepsie 12603. Filed Oct. 9. Skipp, Rose, et al. Filed by Live Well Financial Inc. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $199,800 affecting property located at 20 Thorns Lane, Highland 12528. Filed Oct. 16. Sutton, David C., as executor of the estate of Edward C. Dawes, et al. Filed by Citizens Bank N.A. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $80,000 affecting property located at 10 Monday Lane, Fishkill. Filed Oct. 8. The estate of William B. Conran, et al. Filed by Federal National Mortgage Association. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $145,000 affecting property located at 84 Slater Road, Patterson 12563. Filed Oct. 10. Thornton, Mark S., et al. Filed by Rondout Savings Bank. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $161,500 affecting property located in Saugerties. Filed Oct. 14. TNT LLC, et al. Filed by Joseph L. Canino. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $150,000 affecting property located in New Paltz. Filed Oct. 10.
Yamamoto, Youko, et al. Filed by The Bank of New York Mellon. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure an unspecified amount affecting property located at 511 S. Mountain Road, Ulster 12525. Filed Oct. 17. Zambuto, Elizabeth, et al. Filed by Central Mortgage Agency. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $298,320 affecting property located at 490 Orchard Drive, Wallkill 12589. Filed Oct. 14.
MECHANIC’S LIENS 3312 Group LLC, Buffalo, as owner. $85,500 as claimed by Consorti Brothers Paving and Sealcoating Inc., Newburgh. Property: 100 Pike St., Port Jervis. Filed Oct. 14. Arkadiusz, Piotrowicz, as owner. $635 as claimed by E. Tetz and Sons Inc., Middletown. Property: 3 Spies Road, New Paltz 12561. Filed Oct. 10. Basso, Elizabeth, Putnam Valley, as owner. $67,884 as claimed by LO Electric, Cortlandt Manor. Property: 15 Oscawana Heights Road, Putnam Valley. Filed Oct. 14. Burden, Patrick S., et al, as owner. $3,500 as claimed by Lehland Electric LLC, Bloomingburg. Property: 14 Baumer Road, Wallkill. Filed Oct. 17. Colonial Gate Homeowners Association Inc., Newburgh, as owner. $8,496 as claimed by E.P. Jansen Nursery LLC, Florida. Property: Temple Hill Road, 260 Route 300, New Windsor 12553. Filed Oct. 16.
Vassar College, as owner. $164,882 as claimed by Eckel Industries Inc., Cambridge, Mass. Property: 124 Raymond Ave., Poughkeepsie. Filed Oct. 17. VS Walden LLC, as owner. $172,472 as claimed by Metro Industrial Wrecking and Environmental Contractors Inc. Property: 78 Oak St., Walden. Filed Oct. 15.
NEW BUSINESSES This paper is not responsible for typographical errors contained in the original ﬁlings.
Doing Business As
Bravo Mexico Food, 54 Quassaick Ave., New Windsor 12550, c/o Rene Mejia Jr. Filed Feb. 26.
E Clips Hair Salon, 390 Crystal Run Road, Suite 110B, Middletown 10941, c/o Tracy Reeves. Filed Feb. 25. First Class Enterprises, 843 Homestead Ave., Maybrook, c/o Steven Simpson. Filed Feb. 24. Imperial Financial Group, 27 Oliver Ave., Middletown 10940, c/o Summer Lei Balcaceres. Filed Feb. 26. J. Williams Construction, 15 Corwin Place, Lake Katrine 12449, c/o James D. Williams II. Filed Oct. 17. Lucy Delgado-Polatsek Bookkeeping Services, 2087 Route 32, Rosendale 12472, c/o Lucy Delgado-Polatsek. Filed Oct. 15.
All County Electrical Contractors Inc., d.b.a. American Electric, 361 Station Road, Rock Tavern 12575. Filed Feb. 25.
Manny’s Real Estate Concepts and Premier Consultant, 280 Route 211, Work Place Club Building, Suite 1, Middletown 10940, c/o Hanani Figueroa. Filed Feb. 26.
Carlton Contracting and Electric Corp., d.b.a. Carlton Standby Power Systems, 382 Route 59, Suite 332, Airmont 10952. Filed Feb. 25.
Mark Hamilton Property Maintenance, 55 Washington Ave., Apt. 1, Kingston, c/o Mark J. Hamilton. Filed Oct. 15.
CLC Foundation Inc., d.b.a. Winslow Therapeutic Riding Center, 1433 Route 17A, Warwick 10990. Filed Feb. 25.
Mediaoctopus3D, P.O. Box 3238, Kingston 12402, c/o Daniel E. Green. Filed Oct. 16.
D and B Hospitality Inc., d.b.a. American Budget Inn, 6 Locey Lane, Harriman 10926. Filed Feb. 25. Hat World Inc., d.b.a. Lids Team Sports, 1 Anaconda Drive, Lake Katrine 12449. Filed Oct. 17. Maple Leaves Kitchen and Bath Inc., d.b.a. Maple Leaves Kitchen and Bath, 87 Cedar Valley Road, Poughkeepsie 12603. Filed Feb. 25. National Polka Artists Inc., d.b.a. United Polka Artists, 62 N. Main St., Florida 10921. Filed Feb. 25. TMP of Middletown Inc., d.b.a. Teplitz Recycling Center, 75 Church St., No. 76, Middletown 10940. Filed Feb. 25.
Partnerships Home Grown Farms, 398 Newport Bridge Road, Warwick, c/o Edward J. Bickel and Lonnie L. Henderson. Filed Feb. 25.
Sole Proprietorships Anthony Financial Services, 41 Dolson Ave., Middletown 10940, c/o Miles F. Anthony. Filed Feb. 24.
Mekeel’s Music Shop, 2 Plank Road, Newburgh 12550, c/o Althea Mekeel. Filed Feb. 24. Papa Smirf’s Saferide and Taxi, 118 New Paltz Road, Highland 12528, c/o Corey D.T. Shortes. Filed Oct. 10. Quadcross Customs, 2039 Route 32 S., Rosendale 12472, c/o Nicholas Giovannu Ferrara. Filed Oct. 14. Sacred Bread, 14 Enterprise Drive, Kingston 12401, c/o Raffi L. Colao. Filed Oct. 10. Servant’s Heart – Hired Hands, P.O. Box 98, Napanoch 12458, c/o Peter G. Mortensen. Filed Oct. 15. Simone Sutcliﬀe, 177 Kallop Road, Kingston 12401, c/o Simone C. Sutcliffe. Filed Oct. 17. Vistalogos, 217 Dubois Road, New Paltz 12561, c/o Gregory B. Williams. Filed Oct. 17.
LEGAL NOTICES Name of LLC: Novelista Publishing, LLC. Arts of Org. filed NY Sec. of State 6/27/2014. Princ. Ofc. loc: Westchester Cty. Sec. 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 the LLC, c/o 16 Minerva Place, 4C, White Plains, NY 10601, Attn.: Monica Cooper. Purpose: Any lawful Activity #59615
Notice of formation of TGM Real Estate Group,LLC Art. Of Org. filed with the Sectíy of State of NY (SSNY) on 7/14/14.Office in Westchester County.SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to:143 New Chalet Drive, Mohegan Lake NY 10547.Purpose: any lawful purpose #59616
Notice of formation of Limited Liability Company (ìLLCî). Name: Horton Winthrop III, LLC. Articles of Organization filed with the Secretary of State of the State of New York (ìSSNYî) on September 11, 2014. N.Y. office location: Westchester County. The SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. The SSNY shall mail a copy of any process to Horton Winthrop III, LLC, c/o The MacQuesten Companies, 438 Fifth Avenue, Suite 100, Pelham, New York 10803. Purpose/character of LLC is to engage in any lawful act or activity. #59617
Notice of formation of Limited Liability Company (ìLLCî). Name: Horton Winthrop Managers III, LLC. Articles of Organization filed with the Secretary of State of the State of New York (ìSSNYî) on September 11, 2014. N.Y. office location: Westchester County. The SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. The SSNY shall mail a copy of any process to Horton Winthrop Managers III, LLC, c/o The MacQuesten Companies, 438 Fifth Avenue, Suite 100, Pelham, New York 10803. Purpose/character of LLC is to engage in any lawful act or activity. #59618
Notice of formation of Limited Liability Company (ìLLCî). Name: MacQuesten Winthrop III, LLC. Articles of Organization filed with the Secretary of State of the State of New York (ìSSNYî) on September 11, 2014. N.Y. office location: Westchester County. The SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. The SSNY shall mail a copy of any process to MacQuesten Winthrop III, LLC, c/o The MacQuesten Companies, 438 Fifth Avenue, Suite 100, Pelham, New York 10803. Purpose/character of LLC is to engage in any lawful act or activity #59619
NOTICE OF FORMATION of Sommelier Home, LLC. Arts Of Org. filed with the Secretary of Sate of New York (SSNY) on 05/15/2014. Office in Westchester County. SSNY designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to the LLC: 1 Augusta Drive, Cortlandt Manor, NY 10567. Purpose: any lawful business activity #59620
Notice of Formation of 263 SOUTH 11TH AVE, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with the Secy of State of NY (SSNY) on 7/14/14. Office location: Westchester County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: c/o John Caparelli, 126 Lincoln Ave., W. Harrison, NY 10604. Purpose. Any lawful act or activity. #59627
Notice of Formation of SAVAGE LAW, PLLC. Arts. of Org. filed with SSNY on 8/29/14. Office location: Westchester County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC whom process against may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: C/O THE PLLC, 400 Blinn Rd., Croton On Hudson, NY 10520. Purpose: to engage in the practice of Law. #59621
Notice of formation of KIMMIMI LLC. Art. Of Org. filed with the Sectíy of State of NY (SSNY) on 09/09/14. Office in Westchester County. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to the LLC, 15 Water St New Rochelle, NY 10805. Purpose: Any lawful purpose #59628
Notice of Formation of 28 MIDDLE POND ROAD ASSOCIATES, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with SSNY on 8/25/14. Office location: Westchester County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC whom process against may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: c/o THE LLC, 12 Water St., #204, White Plains, NY 10601. Purpose: all lawful activities #59622
Notice of Formation of dogí N ñ it LLC. Art. Of Org. filed with SSNY on 09/11/14. Office Location: Westchester County. SSNY designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 23 Kings Grant Way, Briarcliff Manor, New York 10510. Purpose: any lawful purpose. #59629
Notice of Formation of 39 MIDDLE POND ROAD ASSOCIATES, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with SSNY on 8/25/14. Office location: Westchester County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC whom process against may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: c/o THE LLC, 12 Water St., #204, White Plains, NY 10601. Purpose: all lawful activities. #59623
NOTICE OF FORMATION OF Todmar Investor Group, LLC. Articles of Organization filed with Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on August 28, 2014.Office Location: Westchester County. SSNY designated as agent upon whom process may be served and SSNY shall mail a copy of process against LLC to W. Thomas Clark, 4 Surrey Lane, North Salem, New York 10560. Purpose: Any lawful act. #59630
Notice of Formation of KWPCREATIVE, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with SSNY on 8/26/14. Office location: Westchester County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC whom process against may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: c/o THE LLC, 72 Robert Ave., Port Chester, NY 10573. Purpose: all lawful activities #59624
SH PROPERTIES 1 LLC, Arts. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 09/22/2014. Office loc: Westchester County. SSNY has been designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: Steinvurzel & Levy Law Group, 34 South Broadway, White Plains, NY 10601. Purpose: Any Lawful Purpose. #59633
Notice of Formation of EVOLUTIONEAT LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with the Secy of State of NY (SSNY) on 7/23/14. Office location: Westchester County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 17 Bonnie Briar Lane, Larchmont, NY 10538. Purpose. Any lawful act or activity. #59625
Notice of Formation of Dr Sue Cancer Vet PLLC. Art/Org. filed with SSNY 8/22/14. NY office location: Westchester County. SSNY designated as agent for process. SSNY shall mail copy of process to c/o The LLC, 80 Van Wart Ave., Tarrytown, NY 10591. Purpose: To practice the profession of Veterinary Medicine. #59634
Notice of Formation of 52 ELDREDGE STREET REALTY, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with the Secy of State of NY (SSNY) on 7/11/14. Office location: Westchester County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: c/o Frank Testa, 48 Lindy Drive, Carmel, NY 10512. Purpose. Any lawful act or activity. #59626
Notice of formation of limited partnership (LP). Name: MAMARONECK TOWERS, L.P. Certificate of Limited Partnership filed with the Secretary of State of the State of NY (SSNY) 8/13/14. Office location: Westchester County. Principal business location: 570 Taxter Rd., Suite 673, Elmsford, NY 10523. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LP upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of any process to 570 Taxter Rd, Suite 673, Elmsford, NY 10523. The name and business address of each general partner is available from SSNY. The latest date the LLC is to dissolve is 12/31/80. Purpose of LP is to own and operate real property at 233-235 Halstead Ave., Mamaroneck, NY. #59635
Notice of formation of limited liability company (LLC). Name: MAMARONECK TOWERS MANAGERS, LLC. Articles of Organization filed with the Secretary of State of the State of NY (SSNY) 8/13/14. Office location: Westchester County. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of any process to 570 Taxter Rd, Suite 673, Elmsford, NY 10523. The latest date the LLC is to dissolve is 12/31/80. The LLC shall indemnify each member to the fullest extent permitted by law. #59636
Notice of Formation of Grandview Drive Properties LLC. Art. Of Org. filed with SSNY on 09/17/2014 . Office Location: Westchester County. SSNY designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: Anthony P. Andreacchi, Esq., 7 Grandview Drive, Pleasantville, NY, 10570. Purpose: any lawful purpose. #59637
Notice of Formation of HUI ENTERPRISES LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with the Secy of State of NY (SSNY) on 7/31/14. Office location: Westchester County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 333 Westchester Ave., White Plains, NY 10604. Purpose. Any lawful act or activity. #59638
Notice of formation of MJ CON LLC. Art. Of Org. filed with the Sectíy of State of NY (SSNY) on 09/08/14. Office in Westchester County. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to the LLC, 830 South St apt 2d Peekskill, NY 10566. Purpose: Any lawful purpose #59639
Notice of Formation of Imagine Power LLC Art. Of Org. filed with SSNY on 7/31/14. Offc. Loc: Westchester Cty. SSNY desig. as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Raya Salter, 35 Forest Circle, New Rochelle, NY 10804. Purpose: any lawful purpose. #59640
Notice of Formation of DM Design Build LLC Art. Of Org. filed with SSNY on 8/14/14. Office Location: Westchester County. SSNY designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to the LLC, 55 Lakeside Road Mount Kisco NY 10549. Purpose: any lawful business activity. #59641
Notice of formation of Alastar Family & Senior In-home Care LLC, filed with SSNY on 8/25/14. Office Location: Westchester County. SSNY designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process The LLC, 333 Church St,. White Plains, NY 10603. Purpose any lawful act or activity. #59642
Name of Limited Liability Company (LLC) ShaLew Events. Date of filing Articles of Organization with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 8/26/2014. The LLC is located in Westchester County. The SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of process to : The LLC 122 Depew St 2b Peekskill, NY 10566, the principal business location of the LLC. Purpose of the business of LLC is any lawful act or activity #59643
NOTICE OF FORMATION OF Ernie Hicks Contracting LLC Arts. of Org. filed w/Secy of State of NY on 08/25/14, Office loc: Westchester Cty, SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: c/o Ernest Hicks, 2 Fennimore Ave., Yonkers, NY 10701. Purpose: Any lawful activity #59648
Notice of formation of Westchester Putnam Pottery, LLC, a domestic limited liability company. Articles of Organization were filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 09/10/2014. NY Office location: Putnam County. SSNY is designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of process to the LLC at: 114 Austin Road, Mahopac, New York 10541. Purpose: For any lawful purpose. #59649
570E HERITAGE HILLS, LLC, Arts. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 09/26/2014. Office loc: Westchester County. SSNY has been designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: C/O Steinvurzel & Levy Law Group, 34 South Broadway, White Plains, NY 10601. Purpose: Any Lawful Purpose. #59650
HARLEM APP COLLECTIVE, LLC. Art. of Org. filed w/ NY Sec. of State (SSNY) on 6/6/14. Office in Westchester Co. SSNY designated as agent for service of process. SSNY shall mail process to The LLC, 11 Park Hill Place, Yonkers, NY 10705. Purpose: Any lawful activity. #59651
Notice of Formation: Royís Elite Dealer Services LLC, Filed with SSNY on 8/6/2014. Office Location: Westchester County. SSNY designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of process to: Royís Elite Dealer Services LLC, 170 Glover Ave. Yonkers, NY 10704. Purpose: Any lawful Purpose. #59652 CITI CONNECT INDUSTRIES, LLC, Arts. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 09/25/2014. Office loc: Westchester County. SSNY has been designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: Citi Connect, LLC, 255 Huguenot St., Ste 2001, New Rochelle, NY 10801. Purpose: Any Lawful Purpose. #59653
WILL’S WAY LLC, Arts. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 10/01/2014. Office loc: Westchester County. SSNY has been designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 131 Radio Circle Dr., Mt. Kisco, NY 10549. Purpose: Any Lawful Purpose. #59654
CIRCLE Z LLC, Arts. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 10/01/2014. Office loc: Westchester County. SSNY has been designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 131 Radio Circle Drive, Mt. Kisco, NY 10549. Purpose: Any Lawful Purpose. #59655
WESTCHESTER INDEX NO.:54726/2014- SUPPLEMENTAL SUMMONS filed on 10/9/2014 Plaintiff Designates WESTCHESTER County as the place of trial based upon the location of the premises herein described having tax map Section 2, Block 2025, Lot 6, Yonkers, NY, County of WESTCHESTER. BANK OF AMERICA, N.A., Plaintiff, -against- MARIO BEAUGE, if living, and if either be dead, any and all persons unknown to plaintiff, claiming, or who may claim to have an interest in, or generally or specific lien upon the real property described in this action; such unknown persons being herein generally described and intended to be included in the following designation, namely: the wife, widow, husband, widower, heirs-atlaw, next of kin, descendants, executors, administrators, devisees, legatees, creditors, trustees, committees, lienors, and assignees of such deceased, any and all persons deriving interest in or lien upon, or title to said real property by, through, or under them and their respective wives, widows, husbands, widowers, heirs-at-law, next of kin, descendants, executors, administrators, devisees, legatees, creditors, trustees, committees, lienors, and assigns, all of whom and whose names, except as stated, are unknown to plaintiff, NISHECA SHEPARD, JST CAPITAL INC, THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA ñ INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE, “JOHN DOE #1” through “JOHN DOE #12,” the last twelve names being fictitious and unknown to plaintiff, the persons or parties intended being the tenants, occupants, persons or corporations, if any, having or claiming an interest in or lien upon the premises, described in the complaint, Defendants. YOU ARE HEREBY SUMMONED to answer the complaint in this action and to serve a copy of your answer, or, if the complaint is not served with this summons, to serve a notice of appearance on the Plaintiffís Attorney within 20 days after the service of this summons, exclusive of the day of service (or within 30 days after the service is complete if this summons is not personally delivered to you within the State of New York); and in case of your failure to appear or answer, judgment will be taken against you by default for the relief demanded in the complaint. NOTICE YOU ARE IN DANGER OF LOSING YOUR HOME If you do not respond to this Summons and Complaint by serving a copy of the answer on the attorney for the mortgage company who filed this foreclosure proceeding against you and filing the answer with the court, a default judgment may be entered against you and you can lose your home. Speak to an attorneys or go to the court where your case is pending for further information on how to answer the summons and protect your property. Sending a payment to your mortgage company will not stop this foreclosure action. YOU MUST RESPOND BY SERVING A COPY OF THE ANSWER ON THE ATTORNEY FOR THE PLAINTIFF (MORTGAGE COMPANY) AND FILING THE ANSWER WITH THE COURT To the above named defendants: The foregoing summons is served upon you by publication pursuant to an Order of the Order of the Hon. Joan B. Lefkowitz, a Justice of the Supreme Court, State of New York, dated October 8, 2014 and filed with the Westchester County Clerk together with the supporting papers thereon. This is an action to foreclosure a mortgage held by Plaintiff on the premises known as Section 2, Block 2025, Lot 6, Yonkers, NY, County of WESTCHESTER, as described in the complaint on file and commonly known as 3 CARLISLE PLACE, Yonkers, NY 10701. Dated: Syosset, New York September 25, 2014. Peter T. Roach & Associates, P.C. Attorney for Plaintiff 125 Michael Drive, Suite 105, Syosset, NY 11791 516-9383100 P#1116020 10/17, 10/24, 10/31, 11/07/2014 #59666
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LEGAL NOTICES Trident Limousine Company, LLC Articles of Organization filed with the Secretary of State of NY (SSNY) on 09/22/14. Office location: Westchester County. SSNY has been designated as agent upon whom process against it may be served. The Post Office address to which the SSNY shall mail a copy of any process against the LLC served upon him/her is: 233 S. Highland Ave, Ossining, NY 10562. The principal business address of the LLC is: 233 S. Highland Ave, Ossining, NY 10562. Purpose: any lawful act or activity. #59656
NEW ROC BLT 1 LLC, Arts. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 10/02/2014. Office location: Westchester County. SSNY has been designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 1955 Central Park Ave., Yonkers, NY 10710. Reg Agent: Mark J. Fonte, Trifont, 1955 Central Park Ave., Yonkers, NY 10710. Purpose: Any Lawful Purpose. #59658
Notice of Formation of ERIC ZITANER LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 09/30/14. Office Location: Westchester Cty. SSNY is desig. as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to the LLC, PO Box 1887 White Plains, NY 10602. Purpose: any lawful purpose. #59659
KERRIZ ENTERPRISES, LLC Art. of Org were filed with the SSNY on 09/10/214. Office location: Westchester County. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of process to: The LLC, 11-21 JACKSON AVENUE, SCARSDALE, NY 10583, principal business location of the LLC. Purpose: any lawful business activity #59660 208-210 SOUTH TERRACE AVENUE LLC, Arts. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 05/27/2014. Office loc: Westchester County. SSNY has been designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: Corporation Service Company, 80 State St., Albany , NY 12207. Reg Agent: Corporation Service Company, 80 State St., Albany , NY 12207. Purpose: Any Lawful Purpose. #59662
Notice of formation of William C. Wood, M.D., PLLC, a domestic professional service limited liability company. Articles of Organization were filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 09/26/2014. NY Office location: New York County. SSNY is designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of process to the LLC at: 122 East 82nd Street, Suite 1B, New York, NY 10028-0873. Purpose: Practice the profession of medicine. #59663
THE ANNUAL RETURN OF THE PEG SANTVOORD FOUNDATION for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2014 is available at its principal office located at 800 Westchester Avenue, Suite S-618, Rye Brook, NY 10573-1373 for inspection during regular business hours by any citizen who requests it within 180 days hereof. Principal Manager of the Foundation is WILLIAM R. HANDELMAN. #59665
Notice is hereby given that an onpremise license, #TBA has been applied for by Bess Restaurant Group Inc. d/b/a Lexington Square Cafe to sell beer, wine and liquor at retail in an on premises establishment. For on premises consumption under the ABC law at 510 Lexington Avenue Mount Kisco NY 10549. #59667
Notice of Formation of 141 CENTRE STREET, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with the Secy of State of NY (SSNY) on 9/5/14. Office location: Westchester County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: c/o John Caparelli, 126 Lincoln Ave., West Harrison, NY 10604. Purpose. Any lawful act or activity. #59668
FitBrite LLC. Articles of Organization were filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 9/18/2014. 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. The post office address to which the SSNY shall mail a copy of any process against it served is to the principal business location at 87 Avon Circle Unit D, Rye Brook, NY 10573. Purpose of business of LLC is any lawful act or activity. #59669
CAREER CONNECTORS LLC. Art. of Org. filed w/ NY Sec. of State (SSNY) on 10/14/14. Office in Westchester Co. SSNY designated agent for service of process. SSNY shall mail process to Career Connectors LLC, 5 Melrose Ave, Croton-On-Hudson, NY 10520. Purpose: Any lawful activity. #59670
950 E. Main Shrub Oak LLC Notice of Formation of 950 E. Main Shrub Oak LLC. Articles of Organization filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 9/29/2014. Office Location 205 S. Riverside Avenue, Croton on Hudson, NY (Westchester County). SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to: 205 S Riverside Avenue, Croton on Hudson, NY 10520. Purpose: any lawful activity #59671
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93 W. Main Elmsford LLC Notice of Formation of 93 W. Main Elmsford LLC. Articles of Organization filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 9/29/2014. Office Location 205 S. Riverside Avenue, Croton on Hudson, NY (Westchester County). SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to: 205 S Riverside Avenue, Croton on Hudson, NY 10520. Purpose: any lawful activity #59672
Notice of formation of Limited Liability Company (ìLLCî). Name: Macquesten Takeover Partners, LLC. Articles of Organization filed with the Secretary of State of the State of New York (ìSSNYî) on July 3, 2014. N.Y. office location: Westchester County. The SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. The SSNY shall mail a copy of any process to Macquesten Takeover Partners, LLC, c/o The MacQuesten Companies, 438 Fifth Avenue, Suite 100, Pelham, New York 10803. Purpose/character of LLC is to engage in any lawful act or activity. #59673
Serenity Gifts Kennedi Cakes, LLC Art of Org filed with the Secretary of State of New York on 08/01/14.Office location: Westchester County: SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of process to: The LLC, 18 Cedar Place Rye, NY 10580, Purpose: any lawful purpose. #59674
Notice of formation of Luxmark Capital Investing LLC., Arts. Of Org. filed with the Sectíy of State of NY (SSNY) on October 20, 2014. Office location: Westchester. The street address is: 207 Longvue Terrace, Yonkers, NY 10710. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process served to: The Limited Liability Company, 207 Longvue Terrace, Yonkers, NY 10710. Purpose: any lawful act. #59675
Notice of Formation of MOORE LAW FIRM, PLLC. Arts. of Org. was filed with SSNY on 9/11/14. Office location: Westchester County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC whom process against may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: C/O THE LLC, 7 Radcliffe Ave., Rye, NY 10580. Purpose: to engage in the practice of Law. #59676
SUMMONS Index No. 60190/2014 D/O/F: July 2, 2014 Premises Address: 129 S 11TH AVE, MOUNT VERNON, NY 10550 SUPREME COURT OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK COUNTY OF WESTCHESTER
FEDERAL NATIONAL MORTGAGE ASSOCIATION (“FANNIE MAE”), A CORPORATION ORGANIZED AND EXISTING UNDER THE LAWS OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, Plaintiff, JOHN DIDONATO AS HEIR AT LAW AND NEXT OF KIN OF RITA LANZADORE; TERESA PETRETTI AS HEIR AT LAW AND NEXT OF KIN OF RITA LANZADORE; NEW YORK STATE DEPARTMENT OF TAXATION & FINANCE ; UNITED STATES OF AMERICA <\!#45> INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE; JOHN DOE 1 THROUGH 50; JANE DOE 1 THROUGH 50, INTENDING TO BE THE UNKNOWN HEIRS, DISTRIBUTES, DEVISEES, GRANTEES, TRUSTEES, LIENORS, CREDITORS, AND ASSIGNEES OF THE ESTATE OF RITA LANZADORE WHO WAS BORN ON JUNE 7, 1948 AND DIED ON AUGUST 26, 2012, A RESIDENT OF THE COUNTY OF WESTCHESTER, THEIR SUCCESSORS IN INTEREST IF ANY OF THE AFORESAID DEFENDANTS BE DECEASED, THEIR RESPECTIVE HEIRS AT LAW, NEXT OF KIN, AND SUCCESSORS IN INTEREST OF THE AFORESAID CLASSES OF PERSON, IF THEY OR ANY OF THEM BE DEAD, AND THEIR RESPECTIVE HUSBANDS, WIVES OR WIDOWS, IF ANY, ALL OF WHOM AND WHOSE NAMES AND PLACES OF RESIDENCE ARE UNKNOWN TO THE PLAINTIFF ‘’JOHN DOES’’ AND ‘’JANE DOES’’, said names being fictitious, parties intended being possible tenants or occupants of premises and corporations, other entities or persons who have, claim, or may claim, a lien against, or other interest in, the premises, Defendant(s), :TO THE ABOVE NAMED DEFENDANTS: YOU ARE HEREBY SUMMONED to answer the Complaint in this action, and to serve a copy of your Answer, or, if the Complaint is not served with this Summons, to serve a Notice of Appearance on the Plaintiff’s Attorneys within twenty (20) days after the service of this Summons, exclusive of the day of service, where service is made by delivery upon you personally within the State, or within thirty (30) days after completion of service where service is made in any other manner, and in case of your failure to appear or answer, judgment will be taken against you by default for the relief demanded in the complaint. NOTICE: YOU ARE IN DANGER OF LOSING YOUR HOME If you do not respond to this summons and complaint by serving a copy of the answer on the attorney for the mortgage company who filed this foreclosure proceeding against you and filing the answer with the court, a default judgment may be entered and you can lose your home. Speak to an attorney or go to the court where your case is pending for further information on how to answer the summons and protect your property. Sending a payment to your mortgage company will not stop this foreclosure action. YOU MUST RESPOND BY SERVING A COPY OF THE ANSWER ON THE ATTORNEY FOR THE PLAINTIFF (MORTGAGE COMPANY) AND FILING THE ANSWER WITH THE COURT. The following notice is intended only for those defendants who are owners of the premises sought to be foreclosed or who are liable upon the debt for which the mortgage stands as security. YOU ARE HEREBY PUT ON NOTICE THAT WE ARE ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT, AND ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. The amount of the Debt: $161,650.48 consisting of principal balance of $127,196.26 plus interest of $12,433.34, escrow/impound shortages or credits of $18,244.42, late charges of $46.46; Brokerís Price Opinion, inspection and miscellaneous charges of $2,455.00; attorney fee $1,000.00 and title search $275.00. Because of interest and other charges that may vary from day to day, the amount due on the day you pay may be greater. Hence, if you pay the amount shown above, an adjustment may be necessary after we receive the check, in which event we will inform you. The name of the creditor to whom the debt is owed: FEDERAL NATIONAL MORTGAGE ASSOCIATION (“FANNIE MAE”), A CORPORATION ORGANIZED AND EXISTING UNDER THE LAWS OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. Unless you dispute the validity of the debt, or any portion thereof, within thirty (30) days after receipt hereof, the debt will be assumed to be valid by Rosicki, Rosicki & Associates P.C. If you notify Rosicki, Rosicki & Associates P.C. in writing within thirty (30) days after your receipt hereof that the debt, or any portion thereof, is disputed, we will obtain verification of the debt or a copy of any judgment against you representing the debt and a copy of such verification or judgment will be mailed to you by Rosicki, Rosicki & Associates P.C. Upon your written request within 30 days after receipt of this notice, Rosicki, Rosicki & Associates P.C. will provide you with the name and address of the original creditor if different from the current creditor. Note: Your time to respond to the summons and complaint differs from your time to dispute the validity of the debt or to request the name and address of the original creditor. Although you have as few as 20 days to respond to the summons and complaint, depending on the manner of service, you still have 30 days from receipt of this summons to dispute the validity of the debt and to request the name and address of the original creditor. TO THE DEFENDANTS, The Plaintiff makes no personal claim against you in this action. TO THE DEFENDANTS: If you have obtained an order of discharge from the Bankruptcy court, which includes this debt, and you have not reaffirmed your liability for this debt, this law suit is not alleging that you have any personal liability for this debt and does not seek a money judgment against you. Even if a discharge has been obtained, this lawsuit to foreclose the mortgage will continue and we will seek a judgment authorizing the sale of the mortgaged premises.
Dated: June 16, 2014 Patricia Boland, Esq.
NOTICE OF ANNUAL REPORTNotice is hereby given that the 2013 report for the year ending December 31, 2013 of the Hettinger Foundation is available for inspection at its principal office, 287 King Street, Chappaqua, New York 10514, during regular business hours by any citizen who requests it within 180 days after the date of this publication. The Foundationís principal manager is William R. Hettinger, Trustee 914-238-3800. #59677
ROSICKI, ROSICKI & ASSOCIATES, P.C. Attorneys for Plaintiff Main Office 51 E Bethpage Road Plainview, NY 11803 Help For Homeowners In Foreclosure New York State Law requires that we send you this notice about the foreclosure process. Please read it carefully. Mortgage foreclosure is a complex process. Some people may approach you about ìsavingî your home. You should be extremely careful about any such promises. The State encourages you to become informed about your options in foreclosure. There are government agencies, legal aid entities and other non<\!#45>profit organizations that you may contact for information about foreclosure while you are working with your lender during this process. To locate an entity near you, you may call the toll<\!#45>free helpline maintained by the New York State Banking Department at 1<\!#45>877<\!#45>BANKNYS (1<\!#45>877<\!#45>226<\!#45>5697) or visit the Departmentís website at www.banking.state.ny.us. The State does not guarantee the advice of these agencies. #59664
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