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EVOLUTION CBRE looks to take mega campus to the next level

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rmed with plans outlining some of the possibilities for reimagining the WestPark office complex at 1111 and 1129 Westchester Ave. in White Plains into a corporate headquarters for the future, the commercial real estate services firm

CBRE has been seeking a tenant for the approximately 366,000 square feet of office space on the 25-acre site that at one time housed Starwood Hotels & Resorts and JAG Footwear, formerly Nine West. It was back in 2012 that the Business Journal reported PepsiCo had leased the WestPark space for use while renovations were underway at its Purchase headquarters. When the renovations in Purchase were complete, PepsiCo decided to stay in the White Plains buildings on a longer-term basis. During that period, PepsiCo vacated its

540,000-square-foot botTWB Loan Decision tling division headquarters Banner Ad in Somers, 6” wsending x 1.5” h more employees to White Plains 2-9-21 as well as Purchase. “WestPark is the largest central Westchester County office opportunity listed and available,” » EVOLUTION

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Forward thinking ‘Guideposts’ marks 75 years of inspiring readers with wide-ranging redesign BY KEVIN ZIMMERMAN kzimmerman@westfairinc.com Just how far can the power of positive thinking take you? In the case of Guideposts, the spiritual magazine established by “The Power of Positive Thinking” author and motivational speaker Norman Vincent Peale, it’s 75 — or so — years and counting.

“This is actually our 76th year,” Guideposts Editor-inChief Edward Grinnan told the Business Journal. “But we’re still having our 75th anniversary celebration, which was postponed last April.” Positivity has always been the cornerstone of the publication, which Peale and his wife, Ruth Stafford Peale, co-founded in Pawling, New York, in 1945.

“The country was coming out of World War II and a whole new world was emerging,” Grinnan said. “Peale wanted to be a part of the national conversation at a time when society was changing so quickly.” A minister with the Reformed Church in America, he had branched out into radio in 1935 with “The Art of Living,” » GUIDEPOSTS

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Cisco Brewers looks to make a splash at Stamford’s The Village BY KEVIN ZIMMERMAN kzimmerman@westfairinc.com

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he next chapter of Cisco Brewers’ whale of a tale is being written in Stamford, as the craft brewery readies for a July 4 grand opening at The Village. With “sneak peeks” taking place every weekend, fans and newcomers to the Nantucket brand can sample the likes of Wandering Hazy IPA, Dock Lager, and Whale’s Tale Pale Ale. “The sneak peeks are our preopening phase that provide us with an opportunity to train, test and get ready for our grand opening,” CEO Jay Harman told the Business Journal. Cisco, the only brewer on Nantucket Island, was established in 1995 by Randy and Wendy Hudson as a sister company to Nantucket Vineyard, which is separately owned. Its annual sales are estimated by Dun & Bradstreet as $8.2 million; it was acquired in 2018 for $32 million by Craft Brew Alliance.

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Cisco is in expansion mode, growing from three breweries to five this year, including Stamford and one in New Bedford, Massachusetts, which likewise is expected to open on Independence Day. Covid dashed original plans to open both last summer. “Connecticut has always been a popular spot for Cisco brands, especially Fairfield County, so it just made sense,” Harman said. “And I like Stamford’s proximity to New York City, Greenwich and Westport, where a chunk of our fans are from. Stamford also has a little edge to it, which makes it funky and unique. It’s sort of a melting pot of finance and urban hipsters. “We find that our venues attract all walks of life — locals, tradesmen, families, you name it.” The Village, a 133,000-squarefoot facility at 860 Canal St., is being marketed by the Wheelhouse conglomerate as an indoor-outdoor work-play environment that is designed to bring together comFCBJ

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panies representing content and media, brands and marketing, Other tenants include Mike’s Organic, Apicii, ITV America and Wheelhouse, a media, marketing and investment business platform. Wheelhouse founder Brent Montgomery owns the campus. “BLT has built these incredible high-rises and there are all these bright, young professionals,” Montgomery’s wife, Courtney, CEO of Wheelhouse Properties and developer of The Village, told the Business Journal in December. “But it seemed like there was something missing, and that’s where we came in.” “The family-friendly Fairfield County vibe and this new location on the waterfront perfectly complement our ethos, and we’re excited to welcome new and familiar faces alike to experience Cisco at The Village,” Harman said. “Brent and the Wheelhouse team are just really great people,” he continued. “He and I got connected through some mutual Nantucket friends and we hit it off

immediately. The conversations and ideas with the team have been so genuine and authentic, and it’s felt like a perfect fit since day one. “It’s made it very easy to trust that our brand is in good hands,” Harman added, “and being in a building with Wheelhouse will be a key driver for the brand overall.” Estimating the size of Cisco’s renovated Stamford building — it originally was a wire and cable company in the early 1900s — is difficult, Harman said, except that it is large. The brewery “wraps around the building on the water and along the dock, so the exact square footage is hard to measure,” he said. “What you can expect is a signature waterfront experience in Stamford” that will include live music and be pet-friendly. Given that Stamford is Cisco’s first Connecticut location, might there be more? “We have found our home at The Village,” Harman said.

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Convicted chiropractor James Spina ordered to pay victims $9.8M BY BILL HELTZEL

of whom have pleaded guilty to criminal charges. Judge Karas ordered Spina on May 21 to make installment payments while in prison and if he still owes money after his release, to pay 10% of his monthly gross income. His obligation would end 20 years after he is released from prison. But according to a preliminary forfeiture order also issued on May 21, “the proceeds traceable to the offense charged … cannot be located.”

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.S. District Judge Kenneth M. Karas has ordered Middletown chiropractor James Spina to pay $9,760,555 in restitution as part of a criminal case in which Karas sentenced Spina last month to 9 years in prison for conspiracy to commit mail fraud. Spina, 63, ran the Dolson Avenue Medical clinic in Middletown, providing pain management and rehabilitation services. But he also secretly ran eight other corporations and billed Medicare and private insurance companies for tens of millions of dollars in false medical claims, according to court records. Spina agreed in a plea deal that he was responsible for $3.5 million to $9.5 million in losses to health care insurers. He personally earned $9.3 million during the 7-year scheme, according to prosecutors. “Everything about the practice, from its corporate structure to its billing practices, was fraudulent,” federal prosecutors said in a sentencing memorandum. From 2011 through late 2017, the Spina companies billed for unnecessary medical procedures, for services never provided, and for services previously billed. Spina registered his clinics in the names of medical doctors to conceal his control and ownership, circumventing state law that requires only licensed physicians to own and operate medical practices. The government depicted Spina as concerned more about money than patient care. A doctor working for Spina performed lucrative but high-risk facet injections, for example, despite no formal training in the procedure. One patient got so sick that she had to go to an emergency room. Another passed out after an injection in his neck. Spina, according to prosecutors, continued to encourage the doctor to inject patients. In March 2017, a woman passed out after the procedure and died several days later. The medical examiner concluded that the cause of death was complications of brain injury due to cardiopulmonary arrest following a cervical facet injection. “Spina was the mastermind of a long-running, sophisticated conspiracy, which appears to have caused extreme financial harm,” according to a sentencing report cited by prosecutors, “and most significantly medical malpractice, some of which resulted in physical suffering, including one case that is linked to death.” Sentencing is pending against Spina’s brother, Jeffrey Spina, a chiropractor; sister, Kimberly Spina, an administrator; and Andrea Grossman, a bookkeeper, all

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Foxwoods betting big on return to regular business, iGaming/sports betting, says new president/CEO BY KEVIN ZIMMERMAN kzimmerman@westfairinc.com

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oxwoods Resort Casino is betting that its business is well on its way to being what it was before the pan-

demic. What it is not ready to bet on — at least not yet — is just when that aim will be achieved. “We remain optimistic,” Jason Guyot, who was named president and CEO of Foxwoods by the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation in March, told the Business Journal. “As we enter the summer, we see a lot of pent-up demand and with the vaccination rates, people are getting more comfortable with traveling around.” The Covid era was “one of the most challenging times, if not the most challenging time, in the history of Foxwoods,” Guyot said of the nearly 30-year-old complex, which includes seven casinos, four hotels as well as restaurants, spas, retailers and a pair of theaters, among other amenities.

It lays claim to being the largest resort casino in North America, although the WinStar World Casino and Resort in Thackerville, Oklahoma includes the world’s largest gaming space at 370,000 square feet, compared with Foxwoods’ 344,000 square feet. Some head-butting took place last year between the state and the Mashantucket Pequot and Mohegan tribes over when it would be safe to reopen. Foxwoods and Mohegan Sun, which voluntarily closed on March 17, reopened on a limited basis on June 1 despite Gov. Ned Lamont expressing concern that it was “too early.” “We reopened with a condensed footprint,” Guyot said, “and our number-one priority has always been based on the safety of our visitors and our workforce.” When Foxwoods did reopen its doors, he said, it did so with bated breath. “It could have gone one of two ways. Very few people showed up, or we would see the result of pent-up demand. Fortunately it was the latter and we were very, very busy from June

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through September.” Partly due to capacity restrictions, slot revenues were relatively weak during that period and took a dive from roughly late October through February, when coronavirus spikes were again the story. Both Foxwoods and Mohegan Sun are required to provide 25% of their slot revenues to Connecticut’s General Fund. That figure was $14.2 million — $6.1 million from Foxwoods — in 2020, compared with a total of $263.6 million in 2019. But even that year’s pre-pandemic total revealed a continuing downward trend; the state collected $433.6 million from slot revenue in 2006. Foxwoods also reported a 31.6% decline in net revenue, from $787.8 million in 2019 to $539.2 million last year. “It’s been quite a ride,” Guyot said. “Business levels still haven’t picked up to where they were pre-pandemic and we’re still off on the revenue side.” Still, there is hope. Foxwoods’ April slots income was its highest since June 2020, with $11.1 million going to the state. Under terms of the Mashantucket Pequot’s revenue-sharing agreement, Foxwoods must contribute $72 million to the general fund through the first 10 months of the fiscal year, which ends on June 30; it has made additional payments of $5.8 million so far to meet that requirement. Thus the resolution of the long-debated question of whether to allow iGaming and sports betting at the tribal casinos couldn’t have come at a better time. Lamont signed that bill on May 28. Before it becomes law, approval is needed from the Bureau of Indian Affairs at the U.S. Department of Interior to amend the state’s compact

with the tribes, something Guyot said was expected to take place “without issue.” Connecticut could evolve into a market that generates more than $1.5 billion in annual sports wagers and more than $100 million in operator revenue, according to estimates by PlayCT, which analyzes and researches the state’s regulated online gaming and sports betting market. Online casinos could generate as much as $350 million in gross gaming revenues annually, it estimates. “We’ve been working on this for 30 years,” Guyot said, “and we see it as a net win. And while there will be a lot of mobile betting in Connecticut, we believe there will also be a lot of action at brick-and-mortar. We’ve looked at other jurisdictions and seen how online betting impacts resorts and casinos. With iGaming the concern is, ‘Everyone’s playing online,’ but the fact is that it does not negatively affect revenues at brick-and-mortar. “People are still looking for experiences, especially now when they want to get out,” he continued. “And we’re not just a casino. We have 36 holes of championship golf, 47 dining options — there are so many different things to do.”

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That includes live acts at the 4,000seat Premier Theater, formerly the Grand Theater, and the 1,400-seat Great Cedar Showroom, formerly the Fox Theater. “We’ve been feeling our way through that, along with everything else,” Guyot said. “Our team is working every day to find out who’s available, are they still » FOXWOODS

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Evolution— William V. Cuddy Jr., executive vice president of CBRE, told the Business Journal. “The next closest would be much smaller, one-third of the size.” Cuddy said that the current lease on the WestPark buildings expires in the first quarter of next year, coinciding with what should be an accelerated recovery from Covid-19 and businesses becoming more focused on future space needs. “This is not my first recession. It happens to be my first pandemic, so we’re learning as we go and there’s a lot of feedback from employers and employees about how that dynamic is going to change. People are much more comfortably working remotely. It’s been estimated that 20% of the workforce would prefer to work remotely a significant part of the week, 20% prefers to return to the office and 60% are considering some kind of hybrid operation,” Cuddy said. “A location like this offers a unique opportunity for employees to come and go by automobile and public transportation but given its tremendous plazas and outdoors space it allows the campus to integrate both use of indoor and outdoor space in a corporate environment. That’s unique.” Cuddy explained that although the buildings are in good shape now with modern internet service, air filtration, plenty of green space and other amenities, owner

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Onyx Equities LLC and affiliated company WestPark Associates NY LLP had put together plans to further enhance the property. Those plans, he said, could be modified to suit the needs of a specific tenant. “What’s really key is the ownership here has flexibility. We have the ability here to really respond to the specific needs of a corporation. We’re not selling and marketing a set vision. We’re inviting corporations to be part of the process to make it their corporate headquarters,” Cuddy said.

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Cuddy pointed out that in Westchester County, about 75% of all the office inventory was built in a 30-year window, roughly from 1970 to 2000. “In that window some of the inventory was not constructed really to be durable and has faced obsolescence,” Cuddy said. “Other properties were designed and built to last. This project, with covered parking and tremendous floor loads and a very sophisticated HVAC system is really designed to remain and the bones are fantastic. But, like any project, it needs refreshing. “As with any commercial property there’s a tremendous need to feed it capital to replan and repurpose its uses. This has been a unique opportunity for Onyx, the owner of this project, to re-envision how to reactivate it. It’s allowed us to engage with

some very sophisticated professionals on reorienting the broadband use at the campus as well as its HVAC systems and create a unique touchless experience and that’s what’s going to resonate with corporate users.” Jacqueline Novotny, a senior vice president at CBRE who has been directly involved in the marketing of the property, told the Business Journal, “One of the things that you can’t change about the property that happens to be one of its greatest attributes is its location. It’s located right at the intersection of I-287 and I-684 and the Hutchinson River Parkway, which gives it tremendous access to New York City, Westchester County, Putnam County, Rockland County, Fairfield County along with all the major roadways in those areas. “It also has access to the New Haven Metro-North line and the Harlem MetroNorth line, so for employers that gives them tremendous ability to reach a huge talent pool.” Novotny said that while prospective tenants may have unique needs, there are some common elements. “High-speed internet and the focus on air quality seem to be paramount for all companies nowadays,” Novotny said. “There are some companies to who location is important because talent is always

an issue that companies struggle with and being in this location you have access to such a huge pool of talent that it’s ideal for any employer.” She said amenities also are important for a property and pointed out that WestPark has a cafeteria, fitness center, conference space, town hall area and plenty of outdoor space. She also said that a new tenant could take either or both four-story buildings. The buildings were opened in 1984 and renovated in 1997 and again from 2013 to 2015. The building at 1111 Westchester Ave. has 234,281 square feet and the one at 1129 has 132,179 square feet. There are 1,289 interior and exterior parking spaces, according to Onyx. Cuddy suggested that the recovery from the economic squeeze caused by coping with the virus is different from previous economic recoveries. “What corporations are grappling with is the reorientation and return to work. There’s a tremendous amount of thought, planning and research going into the tactical return as well as the strategic long-term vision of how corporations are going to work,” Cuddy said. “It’s really a mix and match of what the employees and employers are looking for that will set the stage for how campus location, a corporate headquarters location, will function.”

Guideposts— which remained on the air for 54 years and published a like-titled book in 1937, followed by “You Can Win” in 1938. Grinnan said that for his efforts, Peale began receiving letters from followers around the country. “He was fascinated by them and began to think about putting them into magazine form,” Grinnan said. “It took several years to get it off the ground, but was based on what we still focus on, which is having people tell their own inspirational stories. “It was really the first user-generated content,” he laughed, “years before anyone ever thought of that term.” “The Power of Positive Thinking” followed in 1952, by which time Guideposts had moved to a larger space in Carmel to house its growing subscription-based operation and book publishing ministries. Today, its main business offices are at The Summit at Danbury complex, along with an editorial office in New York City. Grinnan, who joined the publication in the early 1990s, met Peale and was present at a speech he gave in Manhattan. “There were two Peales,” he recounted. “The Peale at the pulpit and the Peale at the podium. He was so dynamic — the greatest public speaker I have ever seen.”

Magazine changes

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sold over 15 million copies at the time of his death — as does Guideposts. But the magazine is undergoing some changes that Grinnan said better reflect the shifting media landscape. Beginning with its June/July issue, Guideposts is changing its publication schedule from 10 to six times a year, adding 30 pages of editorial content and utilizing higher quality paper to allow for more visual content like photo essays — part of an overall redesign. Such moves had been under consideration for “a long time,” Grinnan said, but do not necessarily reflect a waning interest in traditional publishing. “We still reach 4.5 million readers and a little over 1 million subscribers, with a very high renewal rate,” he said. “That shows the loyalty that our readers have for us — they tend to stick with us for a long time.” In addition, “we have never been ad-dependent,” Grinnan said, “which indemnifies us to some of the pressures that affect other publications, whether it’s the Great Recession or the pandemic. We depend mostly on our subscription dollars.” Covid-19 actually strengthened Guideposts and the community it serves, he added. “It was kind of a call to arms both for our readers and our staff. Our readers found they needed inspiration more than ever, and we ran a lot of pandemic-related content on our website, finding through-lines like the work chaplains were doing at hospitals. It was WCBJ

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Guideposts cover in April 1965. most heartening.” The magazine is also changing its tagline from “True Stories of Hope and Inspiration,” which Grinnan said was “more of a description,” to the pithier “Inspiration for Life” to better reflect what its readers say they look for. While the revamp will include new columns on such subjects as scripture, prayer and spiritual well-being, it will also continue with its first-person stories of faith and hope. Grinnan estimated that about 80% of Guideposts’ cover subjects are celebrities — it is a magazine, after all — but that they too must talk about their spiritual journey, “not

about being famous or rich.” The publication also offers an annual Writers’ Workshop Contest, which results in “a few thousand submissions” and the selection of a handful of promising authors to learn more about writing. The result is a team that scours their local and regional communities for engaging content. The company is also expanding its digital offerings with more web content, podcasts and the like, to offer readers additional ways to be inspired. But the magazine “will certainly be our flagship for the foreseeable future,” Grinnan said, “even at a time when more mass-market magazines are going the way of the dodo. “And our mission will continue,” he added, “to help people develop spiritual wellness and look at the anxiety and difficulties of life from a spiritual perspective.”


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Seven ways to design a better bus system BY LAURA ROSSI AND DAVID BRAGDON

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he Biden administration has put infrastructure at the heart of its plan to rebuild our economy. This provides an opportunity to increase awareness and involvement in Westchester County’s Mobility and Transit Plan. For the past year, the county has been analyzing mobility needs for Westchester’s residents, workers and visitors. The county’s goal is clear: “To design a plan that meets community needs today while being agile and responsive to changing future and emergency mobility needs.” This is a laudable goal. Westchester County controls the Bee-Line Bus System and many of the arterials the buses operate on. Investing in our Bee-Line is critical to our economic growth, and the county should think boldly. Successful bus systems in Houston, Seattle, Richmond and other cities have shown that ridership growth requires bus service that runs at frequent intervals (15 minutes), 18 hours a day, 7 days a week. As we look to the future of the BeeLine and the priorities of our community, we offer the following seven suggestions for a bus network redesign:

Reflect the demands of our era, and plan for a future that prioritizes connectivity. Most of Bee-Line’s routes were drawn decades ago and don’t ref lect the patterns and needs of people who are riding the bus currently. The map of fixed routes should be redrawn to improve equitable access for those who depend on buses today, not the travel patterns of half a century ago. It’s no longer just about 9 to 5: BeeLine’s schedules and frequency are built on an outdated assumption that the primary market is the conventional 9-to-5 commutation. Yet ridership is not the same. Many jobs held by transit riders are shift-oriented, like health care or food service. Working parents must make multiple stops, first to day care and then to work. And riders want to take trips that are not work-related at all: to the doctor, shopping, movies, and places of worship. Connections are important: Bee-Line will be more successful when it connects better with other modes, rather than operating in isolation. Current connections with Metro-North trains are haphazard and require separate fares. A

network redesign must take into account smoother connectivity with our regional rail network and fare parity with MetroNorth. Improve the experience: For bus ridership to increase, the overall experience needs improvement. Many bus stops lack sidewalks that would allow residents to reach them safely. Too many stops lack shelter, seating, and real-time information on bus arrivals. While some features, such as the placement of bus stops, are not in the county’s control, it must show leadership by working with local municipalities to improve all facets of the ridership experience. Fares should be simple, equitable, and affordable: Fares should be restructured to reward frequent users and provide discounts to low-income riders. Common tickets should be integrated so that riders can connect a Bee-Line trip to a Metro North trip with the same card. Speed it up: We need an ambitious plan for bus lanes and signal priority to let buses move through traffic with efficiency. We need to acknowledge that a bus with 40 people on it deserves the advantage of speed. Put equity at the heart of planning: The county says it wants a more equitable and socially just network. This can only be accomplished by listening to the stories of transit riders. By putting the lived experience of seniors, students, working parents, home health attendants, job-seekers and other riders at the heart of its planning, the county will create a truly successful system.

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he Covid-19 pandemic has brought about a new awareness of individual and public health, with a steep learning curve over the past year on how to safeguard it. A new company, TestZone, started last year out of CEO and co-founder David Greenstein’s home in Stamford, is pioneering in what it calls the health security sector, creating services for organizations, businesses and schools returning to offices and other in-person interaction. It’s a startup, but don’t let that make you think it’s a wet-behindthe-ears group. The management team comprises seasoned professionals from the business, research, medical diagnostic and public health worlds, with experience ranging from Goldman Sachs to the National Institutes of Health. “We’re a company founded on Zoom basically and that gave us the ability to have founders from all over the United States and the world,” Greenstein said. Mike Reed, chief science officer and co-founder, has worked for over 20 years in diagnostic test development, and has even worked with the NIH to bring Covid-19 tests to market in the past year. “The tests that everyone has been talking about the last 12 months, that’s been my career, developing those products,” Reed said. Reed’s background was essential to seeing a need for a holistic health security model, especially when implementing systems of Covid testing in nontraditional settings. “What we soon discovered was that none of the (rapid test) manufacturers were putting plans together to actually deliver their products to these nontraditional testing locations,” Reed said. “And so, through, I guess, a chance encounter or a chance introduction, I met David, who was thinking about how we are going to open up businesses and so on with testing. “We formed tests to bring that capability, the expertise and the solutions to help businesses and

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schools deploy the tests and other technologies at their workplaces and sites to reopen safely. And so it’s just been this continuous evolution since then.” Angus Thomson, senior adviser for equity and access for TestZone, has spent a huge portion of his career becoming an expert in vaccine confidence and hesitancy and translated that knowledge to the multilayered model TestZone offers clients. “Vaccines don’t change anything unless they are delivered in programs, and it’s the same with tests,” Thomson said. “What we’ve seen from the beginning of this pandemic is first of all, a certain slowness to the regulatory process, bringing these online, but even when they become available, they’re not being used in programs. So they’re not really giving us meaningful insights and allowing us to potentially control the spread of the virus. And so underpinning our services was the idea that you really need a multilayered program of interventions to control a virus.” The company’s main goal is to bring public health principles to the private sector, a mission that, its leaders found, was unique. “We didn’t realize how FCBJ

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much of a vacuum there was,” Greenstein said. Of course, many building owners and businesses are taking new measures to curb the spread of Covid in workplaces. But the TestZone team argues that no one should expect a few measures here and there, without proper follow-up and systems in place, to be very effective. “There’s a lot of ‘background noise’ of people — building owners and businesses — who are confusing the (individual) things, with full platforms,” Greenstein said. “So, I think that that there’s competition, but the competition doesn’t look like us. It’s not comprehensive. And our work that we do now is to convince people of what a real comprehensive process and program looks like.” Along with that background noise, TestZone has also had to adapt its own strategies as public health guidance changes and more knowledge about Covid’s methods of infection becomes available. “The guidelines change and sometimes they’re slow to change, based on the science,” Thomson said. “So we’ve seen a very quiet update to the CDC guidelines and also the WHO (World Health

Organization) global guidelines acknowledging that the virus is transmitted by aerosols and therefore, can be transmitted by people who are more than six feet apart ... We’ve been saying to our clients for some time that science suggests that this virus is transmitted by aerosols. So one of the values that we’re able to give is a kind of real-time update to our clients on what the science is telling us.” TestZone is open to clients of all sizes, locations and industries, but has found particular success with the film industry so far, especially as streaming companies have continued to bring new content to viewers spending more time at home. The industry is also highly unionized, creating a need for a thorough infectious disease safety system as filming started to resume during the pandemic. “We became that last mile of bringing security to movie sets,” Greenstein said. “It was great for us, because it was national — we’ve done them all over the country.” The team cited the difficulties of implementing a health security system on movie sets — where actors must often go unmasked and be close together — as a

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rapid learning experience. After starting there, they’ve started to expand into the commercial real estate space, particularly with bringing their services to office buildings making their returns, where the population they serve is consistent day to day. “Where we think we can have the most success is anywhere in this country where there are known populations arriving, or the majority of the people arriving at a space are known populations, like an office block, where 90% of the people are the same people coming into every day,” Greenstein said. “As we develop our technologies and our platform, we’ll start venturing out into what we call unknown populations, like a giant stadium where 20,000 people arrive and have to get entered in 10 minutes.” The New York metro area is a main market for TestZone, but opportunities abound around the country. Although Greenstein would not name it, he confirmed that the team is working with a large, national commercial lease broker. Along with streaming companies, the company is also currently serving large financial » TESTZONE

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institutions, bioscience companies and large landlords. TestZone itself will soon move to new headquarters in New York City, likely in late fall of this year, solidifying the team’s belief in TestZone’s future as a company, even after the Covid pandemic is behind us. “We’re looking at how we can scan the horizon for new health threats, taking the longer view,” Thomson said. “There are different systems, open-access epidemiological systems that can pick up new threats early ... So I think one of our broader offices is this horizon-scanning for clients so that we can alert them ahead of time to new heath threats, whether it’s viruses, bacteria, pollution, etcetera.” Thinking of TestZone’s longterm role for its clients, Greenstein likens health security threats to any other security threat. “I had office space in Manhattan before 9/11 and I had office space in Manhattan post-9/11,” he said. “And my building was one of those that was a little late to the game in changing into a secured lobby,

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but it happened eventually. And even though there was never another major terror attack in Manhattan, the level of scrutiny continued to be good ... just because there was some basic security in the lobby. “This Covid (can be) enough of a catalyst for people to understand that health risk is always ever-present,” Greenstein said. “And doing something to protect yourself and protect others from those ever-present threats is something that’s good for you.” The team hopes to help make buildings places that contribute to the good health and efficiency of occupants, instead of places where disease can spread unchecked. It’s something many employers will have to or are starting to face in bringing workers back — workers who may be starting to question how their work and workplace affects their individual health. “It’s always a hard sell to get people to invest in preparedness,” Thomson added. “But if anything could put that in people’s minds, it’s the current pandemic.”

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Trumbull First Selectman Tesoro touts town’s resilience during pandemic BY PHIL HALL phall@westfairinc.com

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hen Trumbull First Selectman Vicki A. Tesoro made her State of the Town address in 2019, she closed her remarks by observing, “I respect our past. I have pride in our present, and I’m confident in our future. Trumbull truly is the place to be.” In this year’s address, delivered by video through the Bridgeport Regional Business Council, Tesoro repeated her message from two years earlier, stating her words have even greater resonance following the Covid19 health crisis. “As we recover from a pandemic, the likes of which has not been seen in a century, Trumbull is still is the place to be,” she said. “While some will speak in grandiose terms about their vision for the future, my vision for our community is a simple one: a safe community welcoming to all, affordable to all with excellent schools, ample recreation opportunities and quality comprehensive services delivered in a fiscally conservative manner. “In other words,” she added, “the kind

of community where people want to live, raise their families and conduct business — not an extravagant vision, but a real one.” Tesoro claimed that Trumbull ranked second among Connecticut’s 169 municipalities as the destination attracting new residents to the state. While praising the town’s residents, government employees and first responders for their actions during the pandemic to ensure public safety and welfare, she also gave thanks to her office’s economic and community development team for establishing “a proactive approach with our businesses by providing daily assistance in the form of resources, technical assistance, marketing and other supports during this difficult time.” Tesoro said the town government responded to the economic tumult that businesses felt during the pandemic by modifying tax deadlines, implementing a tax deferment program and conducting job fairs to assist unemployed residents. She stressed that while the worst of the pandemic appears to be over — more than 60% of residents are fully vaccinated — there is still a “need to maintain discipline and restraint” while the crisis plays out.

Trumbull First Selectman Vicki A Tesoro. Photo courtesy of Ms. Tesoro’s office. At a time when many municipalities struggled financially during the pandemic, Tesoro said Trumbull allocated $2.8 million from its rainy day fund to cover lost revenue and expenses, without the need to raise taxes. “The good news is that by exercising spending restraint, there appears to be a surplus in both the town and board of education budgets that will reduce the amount we will need to draw from the rainy day fund and leave us with an estimated $22 million in that fund,” she said. “That is a healthy 12% of our annual

operating budget.” During this period, she continued, Trumbull’s residential and commercial property markets continued to flourish, with new retail businesses and medical offices setting up shop and three new corporate tenants — most notably Amazon — arriving in town. Still, she warned that challenges remain, particularly in regard to traffic, which has become busier as the town’s business community blooms. She also highlighted that Trumbull’s largest taxpayer, the Westfield mall, shares the woes of other shopping centers around the country with “significant problems due to the impact of online shopping and the pandemic.” But Tesoro also called attention to the promise of Trumbull’s next generation and how their schooling is preparing the town for a brighter future. “Our education system is a cornerstone of our community,” she said. “The excellence of our teachers, coupled with outstanding administrators, gives Trumbull a reputation for excellence in education. That well-earned reputation acts as a magnet for families looking for a system that will allow their children to reach their potential.”

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Fairfield getting ‘back in the saddle,’ First Selectwoman says BY KEVIN ZIMMERMAN kzimmerman@westfairinc.com

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ith her ambitious plans for economic development and modernization sidelined last year by the pandemic, Fairfield First Selectwoman Brenda Kupchick is determined to move forward. “I’m happy to say we withstood (Covid19) pretty well,” she told the Business Journal. “We’ve done a lot better than other towns.” As of May 28, Fairfield had recorded 5,243 total Covid cases and 206 deaths, which Kupchick credited to the fact that “we jumped into action” during Covid’s early days. That included a Covid-19 relief fund, which raised money to help 47 households with mortgage and rental assistance, utilities, car payments and other living expenses. The town also afforded restaurants extra seating on sidewalks and other public land and waived many new business fees as Covid was still gathering momentum. “I don’t know that we lost a single business” over the past year-plus, Kupchick said, estimating that Fairfield had added 20 to 30 businesses during that period. Through its Office of Community & Economic Development, a small-business assistance program provided grants to 67 businesses, which she said had saved 124 jobs and created 14 more. In her State of the Town address in

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January, Kupchick noted that, for the first time, Fairfield’s commercial tax base grew from about 9% to slightly higher than 11%. Fairfield also managed a zero-percent tax increase last year — the first in its history — with a less than 1% increase this year. “We had to pivot last year to deal with the pandemic,” Kupchick said. “But now we’re pivoting back to economic development and bringing new business to town. I’ve been meeting with developers about a number of commercial sites in town to help Fairfield grow.” Meanwhile some enduring issues persist. The long-delayed Crossings at Fairfield Metro Center complex — a 10-acre project at 219 Ash Creek Blvd. that would include five apartment buildings, along with a 70,000-square-foot retail/ office building at 160 Ash Creek Blvd. that would also serve as a lobby for Fairfield’s train station — is still facing an uncertain future, she said. In addition, 2190 Post Road — a 6.2-acre plot that served as a manufacturing facility for Exide Battery Co. from 1951 to 1981 — has emerged from years of environmental cleanup and remediation; Kupchick said she has met with leaders of a development partnership that are considering converting it into a medical facility. Then there is the perennial fill pile saga. Dating back to 2013, the contaminated site, which in turn has contaminated at least 20 sites around town, has involved EPA citations; the arrests of seven people

— including a former public works superintendent, a head of public works and an environmental contractor that the town hired — on charges of conspiracy and illegal disposal of PCBs; and likely was a contributing factor in Kupchick’s 2019 defeat of three-term incumbent Mike Tetreau. “That continues to take up a lot of my and my administration’s time,” she said. “Covid took all the oxygen out of the air, but now we’re back in the saddle and are chipping away at it again. It’s cost a significant amount of money.” About $2.1 million has been spent so far, but ongoing testing and remediation efforts will probably increase that exponentially. Christopher Dewitt, vice chair of the town’s Finance Board, has estimated the final cost to be at least $10 million, and told a board meeting that he believed “it’s going to be in the tens of millions.” “It’s really unfortunate, because it never should have happened in the first place,” Kupchick said. On a more positive note, she said that the property at 750 Post Road — formerly the home of Joe’s American Bar & Grill, which sold in November for $3.9 million — will probably become a Chick-fil-A, which she said was “really exciting.” As for modernization efforts, Kupchick said an online permitting process will begin in July for the Building Department, followed by the likes of Zoning, Conservation, Tax Assessment, and Tax Collection. The town is also in the midst

Fairfield First Selectwoman Brenda Kupchick. of replacing its “very antiquated” website “to link everything together — Economic Development, the police, and the fire department all have separate websites right now.” Kupchick’s inaugural term as first selectwoman ends in 2023. Asked if she might consider a return to Hartford — she spent five terms as the state representative for the 132nd District, which also includes Southport — she laughed. “Yeah, no. I had the job and there was a lot of sitting through long meetings and driving home after midnight. Here I can have a direct impact much more quickly.”

Foxwoods— comfortable touring. Regulations change state-to-state, so it can be difficult to mount a tour. Right now we have to look at the financial models to see if you can even break even.” More acts are starting to return to the road, he said. “At the end of June, we’ll see a huge push.” He noted that Dave Chappelle is booked at the Premier for six shows, June 24 through 27, at full capacity. “We’re still planning on observing masking and the other Covid protocols that are in place right now, but we’re hoping that there will be more changes by then,” Guyot said. Other acts scheduled through the end of the year include Jerry Seinfeld, John Legend, Tony Bennett, Pat Metheny and Nas. Meanwhile, as is the case in many business sectors, Foxwoods is facing something of a workforce shortage. “There’s some seasonality that plays into that,” Guyot said. “June is traditionally a softer month because of weddings, graduations and some kids still being in school. But by the end of the month the kids have the summer off.” The facility is looking to hire more than

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300 people, including full-time and parttime workers in a variety of departments, including hotel operations, food and beverage, security and accounting. Foxwoods increased its hourly minimum wage to $12.50 last year, with another $1 each year through 2022, and many of its frontline jobs already pay $15 an hour, he said. In addition, team members will be offered a $200 referral bonus, payable after the new hire completes 90 days. Plans also call for double overtime pay during the summer, Guyot said. He acknowledged that, as has been the case at other businesses, “some people have decided that they can make more at home through unemployment benefits than they can working outside of the house. That’s definitely hit us as well, but we are hiring and staffing up.” Through Foxwoods’ mega-vaccination clinic, it has administered over 50,000 vaccines since opening March 8. With over 70% of its staff vaccinated, Foxwoods is well on its way to leading the Northeast’s economic recovery, Guyot said. WCBJ

Jason Guyot “A lot of people want a vacation this year, but they’re still uncertain about whether they want to fly or not,” he said. “Staycations or regular driving vacations are beneficial to us, because we’re less than

2½ hours from New York and two hours from Boston. “We hope vaccination rates continue to rise,” Guyot said, “because that will be good for all of us.”


HUDSON VALLEY From hard time to high times BY KATHY ROBERTS

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hen Mid-Hudson Correctional Facility closed in 2011, it freed up 740 acres of prime property that its host community, Warwick, readily bought for $3.1 million. During the past decade, the town has actively worked to repurpose the property and has seen positive results from its efforts. With Covid19 fading and the state reopening, business is again percolating on the former prison property, now known as Wickham Woodlands. Along with a new Warwick Valley Office and Technology Corporate Park on the campus, where the town’s business accelerator is working with three-startup companies, business is growing along its winding State School Road: a former administration building has become the trendy Drowned Lands Brewery; the prison’s old guard tower is now the gateway to Hudson Sports Complex; and the land surrounding Wickham Lake, which inmates could view from behind barbed wire fencing, has been turned into a town park. The Warwick Valley’s fertile landscape also offers ample opportunities for those who grow hemp and its soon-to-be-street legal counterpart, marijuana, and is seeing that business beginning to boom within Wickham Woods’ borders. When the United States eased federal regulations on growing hemp in 2018, the floodgates of products produced from hemp’s byproduct, cannabidiol — better known to the public as CBD — started hitting the shelves. Medical marijuana has been legal since 2016, and the state also relaxed its regulations for CBD-infused food and beverages. In April, 2021, the New York state Legislature approved the legalization of recreational marijuana, which has opened a whole new revenue stream for cultivators. Those measures have propelled Wickham Woods into the spotlight for those with a vested interest in both legal hemp/cannabis cultivation and CBD production. Chicago-based Fiorello Pharmaceuticals/ Green Thumb Industries is poised to build a 100,000-square-foot cannabis growing and processing facility on 40 acres in the technology park. The company received approval in May from the Orange County Industrial Development Agency for subsidies that include a sales and tax use exemption, mortgage recording tax exemption and a 15-year payment in lieu of taxes, as well as approval for the issuance of taxable revenue bonds. When the $154.5 million project is complete, Green Thumb expects to have

125 full-time workers. The company has 2,400 employees and is active in more than a dozen states. Fiorelli also owns Rise Dispensaries, with locations in New Jersey and Pennsylvania. “Right now, there’s a lot happening with Wickham Woodlands,” Warwick Town Supervisor Michael Sweeton said. “We are expecting Phyto Pharma to open within the next eight months. Urban Extracts (a company licensed to both grow and sell hemp-related products) is going into the former dairy barn on the site and will also be cultivating cannabis on 10 to 15 acres. “Sativa Medical has started construction on its medical marijuana dispensary and expects to begin its operations by end of the year. Our business accelerator is also doing well; we’re glad to see commerce opening up again after what’s been an extremely difficult and challenging year.” The town must also decide whether it’s going to opt-in or opt-out of allowing the sale of marijuana. At a recent Orange County Association of Towns, Villages and Cities meeting in Sugar Loaf’s Lyceum Theatre, Sweeton and other elected officials discussed the challenges of permitting legal weed. Towns that allow marijuana to be sold will be obligated to share 25 percent of the profit from those sales with any village within its borders. Villages also have the ability to opt-in; however, they are not obliged to share their profits with the town. All cities, towns and villages in New York state must decide by Dec. 31 if they plan to permit or forbid the sale of cannabis within their municipal borders. FCBJ

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HUDSON VALLEY Tourism exec Amanda Dana optimistic about HV’s future BY BRIDGET MCCUSKER bmccusker@westfairinc.com

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s the country and the Hudson Valley region begin to recover from the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, it’s an interesting time for the regional tourism industry. Amanda Dana, director of tourism for Orange County Tourism and president of Hudson Valley Tourism, is an expert on making the Hudson Valley a destination for both people and businesses — which is key, she believes, to the recovery process. “I truly feel — and this is what many of my colleagues feel, too — that the key to economic recovery is tourism,” Dana said. “That means if we can get open and we can attract visitors to come here, that is the key to not only direct spending, but indirect spending in the region. The key to reopening and the key to recovery is tourism, because before any of that happens, you have people coming here, wanting to be here, spending money in your area and creating jobs in your area.” It seems that the Hudson Valley

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Economic Development Corp. is on the same page in recognizing the importance of tourism; in May, Dana became a member of the organization’s board of directors. “I plan to get involved as much as I can to help with those high-level conversations relative to economic development in the region,” she said. “Perhaps even introduce ways that we can work on attracting different companies to the Hudson Valley or techniques that might be successful from a tourism perspective that others who are a part of HVEDC can capitalize on. I’m looking forward to the mission and I’m looking forward to contributing.” Dana spoke with the Business Journal just after her first meeting with the board, and said they had talked about something quite familiar to her — Legoland, Orange County’s newest theme park. Dana and her team have been highly involved in Legoland’s opening and conducting strategic marketing for it. The theme park officially opened on Memorial Day weekend, marking a major

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Amanda Dana new attraction for tourists to come to Orange County. By that point, Dana had already been working on the project for roughly five years. Through her role as county tourism director, she not only directly advocates for projects like Legoland to place their sites locally, she also focuses on promoting the existing tourism assets in the county. “We actively promote all of our tourism and we are constantly trying to create marketing initiatives that will encourage people to come to Orange County and to basically just spend visitor dollars,” she said. “So we focus on different sectors in Orange County. We have our craft beverage sector, which has really been very popular and it didn’t even see a drop in sales during the pandemic. We have arts and culture. We have history, we have shopping and we have recreation as well. So with all those sectors combined, we have to create unique strategic marketing initiatives for folks to come to Orange County and to enjoy all of those sectors of tourism.” Lately, Dana has even been focusing on tourists coming by plane, working with the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, which runs New York Stewart International Airport, to figure out how to encourage more flights from Stewart and more people to use the airport for their

air transportation, because of course, when more people come to the region, all other industries are uplifted. And there are some industries that are in need of an uplift after facing the worst of the economic impact of Covid-19. Dana cited the hotels and events industries as ones that have been struggling particularly. “Those two industries, which do contribute quite a bit to sales tax and bed tax, were hit substantially,” Dana said. “So we’re very happy about the new revenue streams and the new resources that are out there from the federal government to help out this industry. We wish there was more, of course, but we’re very happy that that’s out there. And many of our properties have been taking advantage of capitalizing on that.” Dana is optimistic for their future, however, as they start to make comebacks after a tough year. “It’s funny, because we have an event calendar on our website, and our events section was not even populated for so long. We were just so down about it, but now it’s so refreshing to see that events are starting to now come in. A lot of them outdoors, of course — folks are more comfortable outdoors, but there’s a lot of events now populating in our event calendar. So things are definitely opening up. It’s a good place to be in.” » TOURISM

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HUDSON VALLEY Weekend washout for Memorial Day kickoff to summer BY KATHY ROBERTS

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fter many months of nowhere to go and nothing to do, most folks were champing at the bit to get out and do something once the warm weather hit. When word came down from Albany that Covid-19 restrictions had been relaxed and the state was once again “open for business,” weekend warriors were ready to descend on anything of interest. Mother Nature was decidedly uncooperative for most of the three-day holiday, which did not bode well for the Woodstock-New Paltz Arts & Crafts Fair held at Ulster County Fairgrounds over the Memorial Day weekend. The usually full parking lot was nearly empty, but diehard fans of the twice-yearly arts and crafts show slogged through the mud to the event tent, where dozens of vendors set up shop under one tent rather than individual booths. Denise Olsen, owner of Enamelista, was one of them. She had hoped for a record-breaking weekend for the first live and in-person craft show of the season, but it didn’t happen. “Yes, it’s disappointing to be sure. We saw some traffic yesterday, the first day of the show, but today’s been very quiet…except for the rain that’s been pounding on the tent over our heads.” Crafter Grace Napolean traveled from Providence and lamented the unrepentant rain and frigid temperatures she hoped would improve before it was time to return to Rhode Island. “Some people will come out on opening day, regardless of the weather,” said the Taskwear owner. “They want to make sure they have the first shot at what’s on display, since the majority of the items at these shows are one of a kind.” Napolean says Rhode Island is a tax-friendly state for crafters like herself. “There’s no tax on handmade goods, which works for me, because I make clothing.” For those who missed it, you’ll have

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Gabriella Chelariu and Radu Costin talk price with artist Larry Chapman. another chance to catch the Woodstock-New Paltz Arts & Crafts Festival when it returns Labor Day weekend, Sept. 4-6. For those who can’t wait until September, check out these other fairs returning to the Hudson Valley this summer: • June 6 — Cornwall-on-Hudson Riverfest • June 6 — Nanuet Fair on Main Street • June 12 — Greenwood Lake Street Fair • June 24 — Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival begins • June 26-27 — Rhinebeck Crafts Festival, Dutchess County Fairgrounds • July 15-Aug. 1 — Orange County Fair • Aug. 3-8 — Ulster County Fair • Aug. 21-Oct. 3 —New York Renaissance Faire • Aug. 24-29 — Dutchess County Fair

Woodstock-New Paltz Arts & Crafts Fair saw more rain than foot traffic on Memorial Day weekend.

open up sooner than New York City, Dana said. “So if you remember, New York City was about six weeks behind the Hudson Valley,” she said. “And so what happened was, the production teams said, ‘We can’t stop and wait to film. We have to figure out another way.’ And that way was coming up to the Hudson Valley. Newburgh was a destination for these productions because they had certified soundstages to work with.” Not only is Umbra expanding, having just acquired the former event space Anthony’s Pier 9 to convert to production, but Dana expressed that their model will

likely be replicated throughout the County and the larger Hudson Valley, seizing on the momentum that the pandemic afforded to make the region a filming destination. A notable production currently working in the area is HBO’s “White House Plumbers,” filming mostly in Newburgh, Kingston and Poughkeepsie. Woody Harrelson and Justin Theroux are the stars, with Harrelson even spotted recently in a Beacon restaurant. “That’s going to be huge,” Dana said. “They’re going to be here over nine months and it’s probably close to a $100 million production.”

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Dana also pointed toward an industry growing rapidly in the region, partly as a result of the pandemic: film. The Orange County Film Office was acquired by Orange County Tourism in 2019, so Dana’s department now works hard to help filmmakers find locations, attract productions to the Hudson Valley and work with privately held soundstages to develop Orange’s filming resources. The Umbra Stages in Newburgh are part of those key resources for bringing film projects to Orange County. Over the past year, a big draw for those projects was the fact that the Hudson Valley was able to

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The Hallmark Channel is set to secure the soundstages as well, along with several independent film projects. Dana is optimistic that the Hudson Valley will continue to grow its unique industries and keep drawing visitors and new projects into the future, which in turn will have far-reaching effects that contribute to the economic health of the region. “I’ve always said it, but it’s really apparent to me now, that when these regions in the state start opening, when our region opens and our county opens, we’re going to see a lot of sales tax revenue (from tourism) that’s helping our economy,” Dana said. WCBJ

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HUDSON VALLEY Sterling National Bank sues Triple A Supplies of Newburgh for $4 million BY BILL HELTZEL

The problem, according to Sterling, is that the lawsuit was filed last November but Triple A had not immediately notified the bank. The money that Windsor Healthcare allegedly owed reduced the sum that Triple A needed to support the revolving loans by $2.9 million. The bank also claims that Triple A failed to disclose $2,350,000 received from Windsor Healthcare and it has not provided several required financial reports. Sterling notified Triple A that it was in default and demanded $3,960,625, as full payment of its obligations, by May 7. Triple A, according to the complaint, has not paid. In addition to fraud, the bank accuses Triple A of breach of the loan agreement, negligent misrepresentation and unjust enrichment. Triple A Supplies did not respond to an email message asking for its side of the story. Manhattan attorneys Jeffrey M. Rosenthal and Lauren X. Topelsohn represent Sterling Bank.

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terling National Bank is suing Triple A Supplies Inc. for nearly $4 million for allegedly withholding essential information required for loans. The bank accused Triple A Supplies and its Pinnacle Dietary affiliate of Newburgh and owner Aaron Weiss of Monroe of fraud, in a May 13 lawsuit filed in Westchester Supreme Court. The dispute concerns a $10 million revolving line of credit that was guaranteed by Weiss, according to the lawsuit, and secured by Triple A’s assets. Each time Triple A asked for a loan, it had to certify that its customers owed enough money to support the loan. The company also had to report disputes that could impact assets or that jeopardized collection of payments. Triple A notified Sterling in January that it had sued several Windsor Healthcare Management nursing homes in Orange County Supreme Court for failure to pay $4.4 million for products and services.

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Parades are Back, and Just in Time BY KATHY ROBERTS

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he village of Suffern was one of many towns and villages that came out to remember those who gave their lives in service to our country on Memorial Day. After a year of lockdowns, residents were more than happy to gather

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on Lafayette Avenue to watch the festivities. Many events were canceled because of the harsh weather that swept through the region. Suffern was fortunate enough to have the sun peek through and warm things up for the first in-person event the village has been able to hold since the end of 2019.

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Sightseeing on Back Roads BY KATHY ROBERTS

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ruising the back roads in the Hudson Valley almost always presents a photo opportunity, and this barn on Route 94 in Sugar Loaf is one of many. Marino’s Family Farm has kept this

mural tidy since it first appeared barnside several years ago, recently adding another movie icon to its cast of characters: Paul Newman. The family also remembered to thank frontline workers who helped keep groceries and services moving during the 2020 pandemic.


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KEANE & BEANE, P.C. – MOVING FORWARD Keane & Beane, P.C. is pleased to have reopened its offices on an in-person work basis, while also continuing the use of remote platforms. We are proud to have provided uninterrupted service to our clients over the course of the pandemic and remain committed to meeting their needs in a safe and responsible manner. Keane & Beane, P.C. is a multi-dimensional law firm with practice areas in

business transactions, construction law, education law, elder law, environmental law, guardianships, insurance defense and civil rights, labor relations and employment law, land development and zoning, litigation and alternative dispute resolution, municipal law, real estate, trusts and estates litigation, trusts and estates, and utility siting and local rate-making. Our team

of outstanding attorneys provide the highest quality legal advice to businesses, individuals, families, school districts, municipalities and non-profit organizations. Our clients benefit from the best of two worlds: the breadth and depth of professionals and practice areas usually found only at large law firms, plus the accessibility, personalized service, and loyalty associated with smaller ones.

Keane & Beane, P.C.’s ability to carry on amidst the disruption cast by COVID-19 has been possible because we are far more than a collection of lawyers working under a common banner. Our attorneys work on a collaborative basis recognizing that every client is a Keane & Beane. P.C. client deserving of our collective talents. Keane & Beane, P.C. is also proud to have remained committed to community service over the past year and has endeavored to continue its support for organizations serving those in need.

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ON THE HORIZON: NEW LEASE TREATMENT UNDER GENERALLY ACCEPTED ACCOUNTING PRINCIPLES Over the past few years, professional services firms worked diligently to understand and implement the new revenue recognition standards which had minimal impact on recognition, but did enhance the notes to their U.S. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (“GAAP”) basis financial statements. Now firms should be turning their attention and focus to the impact of the new lease accounting standards, whose implementation is on the horizon and will most certainly have financial statement implications. This piece is intended to provide a high-level overview on the financial statement implications of the new lease accounting standards (ASC 842) without getting into the actual accounting for the debits and credits.

Who:

Professional services firms who issue audited, reviewed or compiled financial statements under GAAP who have existing operating leases in place that exceed twelve-months in duration (i.e., true month-to-month leases will not be impacted).

What:

Under current GAAP leases are generally classified as one of two types of leases: operating or capital. The classification depends on four criteria where if any one criterion is applicable, the lease would be classified as a capital lease providing for the recognition of an asset and associated lease liability. If a lease did not meet any of the four criteria, it would be classified as an operating lease whose details (including the future commitments and minimum payments) would be disclosed in the notes to the financial statements as a commitment without balance sheet recognition. Generally, a firm’s lease for its office space is likely being classified as an operating lease as the lease terms would not have triggered any of the four criteria triggering capital lease classification and recognition. The lack of recognition of operating

leases on the balance sheet changes once ASC 842 has been adopted.

When:

The new lease accounting standards are scheduled to take effect for private companies and private not-for-profits for fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2021 and interim periods within fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2022. For firms with a calendar year end this impacts the December 31, 2022 reporting year. (Note: the original effective had been a year earlier but was deferred because of the pandemic.)

Why:

Like many other changes in accounting, the genesis for change involves closing loopholes and providing for greater transparency to users of the financial statements while also providing for less divergence in practice. In the case of leases, the push for change began after the Enron scandal in 2001 and Enron’s use of “off-balance sheet operating leases” after which the Financial Accounting Standards Board began working on new lease accounting standards in 2006 so this change has been in the works for a while.

How:

The how relates to how leases will be treated after adoption of ASC 842. First,there will be changes to lease terminology. What is now defined as a capital lease will be referred as a direct finance lease under ASC 842. The operating lease terminology will remain the same, but there will be additional recognition and new terminology associated with operating leases. The recognition will include accounting for the operating lease on the firm’s balance sheet under the terminology “right of use asset” (non-current asset) and associated liabilities — “lease liabilities” (current and non-current amounts). The financial statement impact of

the adoption of ASC 842 has the potential to directly impact certain key financial ratios including:

Current ratio: an increase in current liabilities will lead to a decrease in this ratio Debt to equity/capital: significant increases to non-current liabilities will lead to an increase in this ratio Debt service coverage: inclusion of operating liabilities as debt without an offset of the lease expense included in the operating cash flow will lead to this ratio being skewed EBITDA: Should have little impact as the right of use asset will affect amortization expense and interest portion of the liability will affect interest expense As firms often have debt with financial covenants which may include some of the above, it makes sense to discuss the implications with the lender in advance and determine whether amendments to borrowing agreements are needed. Although, generally speaking, professional services firms typically don’t have a significant portfolio of leases (unlike a distributor or manufacturer might) they do typically have an operating lease for their office space that will need to be accounted for under the new lease accounting standards once adopted. Firms should begin to understand the potential impact to their GAAP financial statements, how to adopt and when adoption may make the most sense for their unique set of circumstances. Also of note for firms who issue GAAP financial statements that excluded footnotes, unknown op-

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erating leases to financial statement users will become known through the lease recognition (although the specific details of the operating lease(s) will not be known). Should you have any questions on how the adoption of the new lease accounting standards will impact your firm specifically, or need assistance in its adoption, please reach out to me or your relationship professional at Citrin Cooperman. Jeff Stuart has over 16 years of accounting experience. He is a director in Citrin Cooperman providing a mix of audit, accounting, and tax compliance services to closely held businesses. Jeff’s industry expertise includes construction, real estate, manufacturing, and architectural and engineering firms as well as employee benefits. Jeff can be reached at jstuart@citrincooperman.com Citrin Cooperman is a full-service accounting and advisory firm with 18 domestic and international locations. Visit us at citrincooperman.com.

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ABRAMS FENSTERMAN OPENS WHITE PLAINS OFFICE Abrams Fensterman, a multi-faceted, full-service law firm with over 112 attorneys and offices located in Lake Success, Brooklyn, Manhattan, and Rochester, opened its newest office in White Plains right before the pandemic hit last year. The office is led by former Appellate Division Justices Robert A. Spolzino and Jeffrey A. Cohen, who chair the firm’s appellate practice. Abrams Fensterman is the only New York firm with two former Appellate Division Justices actively practicing and handling appeals. Abrams Fensterman provides superior legal services to businesses throughout the New York City metropolitan area. In White Plains, the firm’s business litigation and creditor’s right’s practice is led by former Assistant United States Attorney Edward A. Smith III. Mr. Smith led both the bankruptcy section and the

environmental sections of the United State’s Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York. The firm’s labor and employment practice in White Plains is led by Joanna Topping. Ms. Topping is the chief labor and employment counsel for the Yonkers Public Schools and represents other businesses and governmental entities with respect to their labor and employment matters. Most recently, Jill F. Spielberg has joined the firm as a partner and leader of its Matrimonial and Family Law Practice in Westchester County. She will be expanding the firm’s already established matrimonial and family law practices led by Samuel J. Ferrara in Lake Success and RoseAnn C. Branda in Brooklyn. The Abrams Fensterman team provides each client with quality counsel, innovative solutions, and the person-

“COMBINED, BOTH FORMER APPELLATE JUSTICES BRING WITH THEM MORE THAN 45 YEARS OF EXPERIENCE, HELPING TO BOOST THE FIRM’S LEGAL INFLUENCE AND RECIPROCITY WITH THE COUNTY COURTS.” alized service they deserve. They are leaders in representing health care providers and their patients, as well as other recognized fields such as matrimonial and family law, mental health law, corporate and securities, insurance defense, estate planning and administration, civil and commercial litigation,

guardianship law, employment law, real estate law, elder law, transportation law, health care fraud, white-collar criminal defense, municipal law and government litigation, and law and policy. For more information about the firm’s practice areas and locations, please visit abramslaw.com.

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Is This an Opportune Time to Gift Your Commercial Real Estate Holdings for Estate and Gift Tax Planning Purposes? BY ANTHONY J. ENEA, ESQ

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s has been well documented, the current federal estate and gift tax exemption of 11.7 million dollars per person is scheduled to sunset (expire) on December 31, 2025. Unless the current exemption is made permanent on or before December 31, 2025 (which is highly unlikely) because of the present political environment in Washington; on January 1, 2026 the new federal estate and gift tax exemption will be approximately 6 million dollars per person. Thus, in a mere 4 years it is likely that if one does not act, they will have lost the opportunity to take advantage of a total of 5.7 million dollars of gift tax exemptions that presently exist. Thus, incurring the possibility of significant federal and state estate taxes upon their demise. It should be noted that in November of 2019 the IRS advised taxpayers that if they make taxable lifetime gifts after 2017 and die after 2025, the exclusion used in calculating the gift will be the amount when the gift was made and not that of 2026. Thus, they will not clawback into one’s federal taxable estate the amount gifted on or before 12/31/2025. In addition to the significant benefit of gifting resulting from the current federal estate and gift tax exemption, the Covid-19 pandemic has significantly reduced the value of commercial real estate (apartment buildings and retail spaces) particularly in New York City and other large cities. Values have dramatically fallen because of current projected vacancy rates and rent defaults. Thus, many properties have lower current valuations, thus, allowing one to convey said properties to loved one’s and/or trusts for loved one’s while maximizing the current gift tax exemption amount. This benefit is further enhanced if one does not gift a majority interest in the premises and/or the entity owning the premises, thus, allowing the transferor to further discount the value of the property gifted by utilizing a discount for lack of marketability and a minority interest discount. This discount will further reduce the amount of the gift tax exemption utilized by the gift. Finally, as if the above were not sufficiently convincing that a once in a lifetime opportunity exists to shelter assets from estate taxes, the current low interest rate environment makes it an opportune time to utilize estate planning tools such as a Grantor Retained Annuity Trust (GRAT). There are many factors beyond the es-

tate tax benefits that need to be considered before one gifts assets. Perhaps most important being whether one is comfortable making the gift and whether the gift should be made outright or to a trust. However, in the current environment with the potential likelihood of both federal and state estate tax exemption being reduced, taking steps to reduce one’s taxable estate is imperative.

Anthony J. Enea, Esq.

Anthony J. Enea, Esq., is a member of Enea, Scanlan and Sirignano, LLP of White Plains, New York. He focuses his practice on Elder Law, Wills, Trusts and Estates. Mr. Enea

is the Past Chair of Elder Law and Special Needs Section of the New York State Bar Association (NYSBA). He is the current Chair of the 50+ Section of the NYSBA. Mr. Enea is the Past President and Founding member of the New York Chapter of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA). Mr. Enea is the President of the Westchester County Bar Foundation and a Past President of the Westchester County Bar Association. He is also a Certified Elder Law Attorney as accredited by the National Elder Law Foundation. Mr. Enea can be reached at (914) 948-1500 or at a.enea@esslawfirm.com

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IT’S HIGH TIME: TOP PUBLIC AFFAIRS FIRM DAVIDOFF HUTCHER & CITRON LLP CREATES CANNABIS PRACTICE FOR LEGALIZED WEED Davidoff Hutcher & Citron LLP (DHC), a top New York-based commercial law and government relations firm, has announced the formation of a Cannabis Practice Group, which will help clients navigate the regulations around newly legalized adult recreational marijuana in New York State. The group builds upon DHC’s decades of experience representing clients in highly regulated and similar industries, such as the state’s thousands of wine, liquor and packaged goods merchants. DHC long worked with these companies to successfully guide them through regulatory matters, including the maze of rules and regulations that came to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, and helping to achieve the designation of essential business for liquor stores. The Firm also maintains one of the New York’s most significant hospitality

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industry practices, dealing with licensing and regulatory compliance issues on behalf of bars, restaurants, nightclubs, hotels, resorts and country clubs, which further meshes with the needs of companies engaged in the business of state regulated cannabis. “The Office of Cannabis Management will be implementing laws and regulations governing the growing and evolving cannabis industry in New York. They will be similar to those that govern entities regulated by the State Liquor Authority, and both will exist under a tiered system,” said Steve Malito, Chair of the Cannabis Practice Group. “Davidoff Hutcher & Citron is uniquely qualified to advise our clients in the cannabis space as they navigate the complexities of these regulations.” Malito, a Partner at DHC and current Chair of the firm’s New York State

Government Relations Group, has represented clients before the Governor’s Office, administrative agencies, the Senate and the Assembly in Albany for more than 20 years. Under his leadership, the group will work with cannabis retailers, growers, distributors, processors and investors to guide them through the new regulations associated with the Marijuana Regulation and Taxation Act (MRTA) in ways that safeguard both public safety and business enterprise, as well as compliance with federal statutes. DHC’s Cannabis Practice Group consists of government relations professionals and attorneys with experience in various impacted areas of law, including regulatory, litigation and real estate law. The team will assist clients with licenses to grow, process or dispense

adult-use cannabis and medical cannabis; assessment of business and individual risks under federal and state cannabis-related laws; guidance through the commercial leasing process; community engagement and education; lobbying services and more. “We have dynamic clients already moving ahead in this space, specifically because DHC works at the forefront of changing government regulations and legal issues facing our clients, and cannabis is no exception,” said Jeffrey Citron, Managing Partner. “Our team’s advocacy experience for parallel hospitality, retail and other highly business sectors, allows our clients to hit the ground running.” For more information, visit www. dhclegal.com.


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50 Years of Serving the Community. 50 years ago, Cuddy & Feder was founded by a simple handshake between two preeminent attorneys who set up shop and started practicing law together in a colonial home on Maple Avenue in White Plains, New York. Today, we’re a group of more than 60 professionals in four offices that have proudly played a part in the transformation of skylines and the emergence of Westchester, Fairfield and the Hudson River Valley as major economic centers. It’s our connection to the communities and people we serve that we most celebrate and honor as part of our firm’s 50th anniversary. Cuddy & Feder’s core values of excellence, service, respect, support, commitment and community in service to others extend beyond just the practice of law. It’s what makes our firm unique. To mark our anniversary, we are leaning in deeply, expanding our donations, our time and efforts, and rededicating ourselves to the community through pro bono legal and not for profit work. Please join us in that commitment to one another as we celebrate 50 years in the community.

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NEW TAX PROPOSALS REQUIRE IMMEDIATE ATTENTION To Our Friends and Clients, You NEED us. You might make due with a firm who does what we do, but primarily you need US. Now more than ever. Because you know that you can rely on this law firm with its over 100 years (collectively) of service to protect and enhance your financial well being. We review your tax history and make sure that you have the right documents to meet the ever changing tax landscape. Remember it’s not just Federal

and State estate tax at issue. It’s also Federal and State income tax. With estate tax, expect a reduction in the estate and gift tax exclusions. The Administration’s proposal on income tax includes a significant increase perhaps doubling in the capital gains tax rate (There may be some relief for lower earning taxpayers). There could also be a repeal of stepup in basis at death and a possible recognition of gain on appreciation at death (similar to the system in Canada).

We are developing ways to deal with these proposals. We also expect that there will be provisions addressing valuation and elimination of majority and other discounts. Real estate investors may also be affected by a possible repeal of Section 1031. That section allows for a deferral of tax on the present gain on the sale or exchange of real property, if proper reinvestment is made into property of like-kind. This has been on the legislative agenda several times in the past

few years. So far, it has survived. This year, the need for tax revenue is perceived to be enormous. It will be extremely important to review the effective dates of these tax changes. These have been a suggestion that some provisions could be retroactive. That would be unfortunate. But what it means is that you should not delay any longer. Contact us at our convenient White Plains office. We offer in-person meetings but also Zoom and other virtual options.

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NEW ROLES, NEW BEGINNINGS IN WESTCHESTER LAW Melissa Andrieux, Esq., the Chief Client Relations Officer and Chair of the Diversity & Inclusion Council at Westchester-based law firm Dorf & Nelson LLP, sits down to answer questions about her new roles at the firm.

development operations and I was offered the role as the firm’s first Chief Client Relations Officer. Q: What is a Chief Client Relations Officer and what does the position entail? A: As the firm’s Chief Client Relations Officer, my primary objective is to create and nurture the firm’s relationships with our clients, whether they are existing clients or new clients, as well as building relationships within the firm. Being cognizant that workplace diversity is more important today than ever before, it was a natural progression that I would also serve as Chair of the Diversity & Inclusion Council and it is an honor and privilege to serve in both roles.

Q: Can you tell us what the Diversity & Inclusion Council is? A: The Diversity & Inclusion Council is Dorf & Nelson’s reaffirmation of its dedication to diversity and inclusion in the workplace. From the beginning, diversity and inclusion have been a guiding principle at Dorf & Nelson and the firm felt that it was important and necessary to reaffirm its commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion to its employees and clients. In furtherance of that commitment, we convened a Diversity & Inclusion Council, which consists of a group of employees of different backgrounds to oversee, manage and promote companywide communication on the firm’s continued progress as it relates to diversity, inclusion, culture and equity at the firm. Q: Why is the Diversity & Inclusion Council important to Dorf & Nelson? A: The importance of the Council cannot be overstated. At Dorf & Nelson it is vital that everyone knows and believes they have an equal opportunity to contribute and be included in all aspects of the firm. We truly believe that having diverse viewpoints and opinions not only benefits the firm and its employees but provides better results to our clients as they have access to a wide range of perspectives and ideas to address their evolving needs. The firm’s commitment to diversity and inclusion is forward thinking and sets Dorf & Nelson apart from many other firms. Q: I see that you started your career as a practicing attorney. How did you come to serve as the Chief Client Relations Officer and Chair of the Diversity & Inclusion Council? A: In what feels like a lifetime ago, I began my career as an assistant dis-

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trict attorney in Queens County. From there, I transitioned to civil litigation and in 2018, I joined Dorf & Nelson as a civil litigator. But by the end of 2020, I began to think about other ways I could contribute to the growth and advancement of firm. Q: Did you discuss your thoughts and ideas about your career with anyone at the firm?

A: Absolutely. Dorf & Nelson encourages open dialogue with its employees, which made it very easy and comfortable for me to discuss my career goals and where I believed I could be an asset to the firm. During the course of my discussions, it became clear that I could be an integral part of continuing to grow, expand and diversify the firm’s areas of practice through marketing and business-

ABOUT DORF & NELSON The entity now known as Dorf & Nelson LLP was founded in 1997. Dorf & Nelson LLP is a private practice law firm headquartered at the International Corporate Center in Rye, New York, with offices in Manhattan, Garden City, New York and Los Angeles, California. Dorf & Nelson serves a wide range of corporations, entrepreneurs, growing businesses and successful companies as both legal counsel and trusted advisors in the practice areas of litigation, commercial and real property finance, corporate law, commercial real estate and land use, employment and labor law, intellectual property, life sciences, medical malpractice defense and notfor-profit. For more information, visit dorflaw.com. This article contains attorney advertising. Prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome. No attorneyclient relationship is created by this article.

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COVID’S IMPACT ON COMMERCIAL PROPERTY TAXES IN WESTCHESTER When June arrives, many of us are preoccupied with thoughts of summer sun, vacations and, this year, some eager (if somewhat uneasy) easing of Covid-19 restrictions. On the other hand, in most Westchester municipalities June is known for frantic efforts to meet property tax grievance deadlines, which often occur as of the third Tuesday of the month. If an owner misses the deadline there is no opportunity for relief from a heavy local tax burden and the owner must wait until the next year. Many commercial properties lost significant value in the pandemic economy. For the 2021 assessment rolls, tax assessors are required to value all of the real estate in their jurisdiction as of a valuation date that, for many, was July 1, 2020, squarely in the midst of the worst part of the pandemic and some of the darkest hours of our local economy. One

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would then imagine that assessment rolls would reflect significant decreases in value. However, in many cases, and for reasons that are hard to fathom by real estate owners, assessed values – and therefore property tax bills – remained roughly the same or were increased. Some sectors of the commercial real estate market were especially hard hit: retail space, shopping malls, hotels and office buildings experienced extreme vacancies and many struggle with an uncertain future. While there is measured optimism about the long-term future of some sectors of the economy, the environment poses tremendous uncertainty to real estate investors. Because property taxes are based on the value of the real estate, this requires that assessors correct excessive assessments and provide owners with relief.

porary. Some go so far as to compare the Covid-19 pandemic to previous economic downturns. In whatever form an economic recovery occurs, the way that we use office space will look quite different; the way that we shop has been permanently altered; and decisions about how much must be spent on business travel and lodging will recognize cost-effective alternatives. June offers owners of commercial real estate in much of Westchester an opportunity to demonstrate to their local assessor the harsh reality of the new real estate marketplace and obtain a more favorable level of taxation.

Unfortunately, we are finding that tax assessors have generally taken a rosier view of the economy than reality dictates. Many tax assessors contend the effects of the pandemic are merely tem-

David C. Wilkes, CRE, FRICS, an attorney, is a senior-level partner in the tax certiorari practice at Herman Katz Cangemi Wilkes & Clyne, LLP, with offices in Westchester, Manhattan and Long Island.


MCCULLOUGH, GOLDBERGER & STAUDT, LLP The law firm of McCullough, Goldberger & Staudt, LLP (MGS) in White Plains is pleased to announce that it is elevating three of its attorneys to partners in the firm. Associates Patricia Wetmore Gurahian, Kevin Staudt and Steven Wrabel have been named partners, representing critical areas of expertise in appellate law, commercial litigation, land use and municipal law. They join partners Frank McCullough Jr., James Staudt, Linda Whitehead and Seth M. Mandelbaum, the firm’s Managing Partner. Charles Goldberger continues to serve as senior counsel to the litigation department and Edmund (Terry) C. Grainger, III will now serve as counsel to the firm. Also effective this month, associates Amanda L. Brosy and Meredith A. Leff have become senior associates with the firm. “We congratulate our new partners and senior associates. These changes will foster growth in our practice by elevating a new generation of attorneys to work alongside our seasoned team, build and expand on our strengths and position the firm for the next 20 years,’’ said Mr. Mandelbaum. MGS is a leader in land use, real estate and environmental law, as well as municipal law and commercial litigation (including appeals and tax certiorari litigation). The firm has represented both applicants and municipalities in connection with the land acquisition, financing and land use approval–including review under the State Environmental Quality Review Act–of countless development projects in the region including shopping centers, office buildings and office campuses, residential subdivisions, mixed-use projects, adaptive re-use and repurposing of existing office buildings and more. Some key examples include the firm’s involvement in the repurposing of the I-287 corridor, working on projects along Westchester Avenue such as Wegmans Supermarket, Life Time Athletic and The Toll Brothers/Normandy Real Estate Partners and Marcus Partners/ Trammell Crow Residential multi-family residential developments. MGS has been an integral part of the Westchester community for more than 60 years, representing a diverse group of clients including corporations, insurance companies, municipalities, coop, condo and homeowners’ associations, developers, golf and country clubs and not-for-profits as well as individual property owners. Services are provided by a team headed by seven partners, two of counsel attorneys and three associates.

Standing from left: James Staudt, Senior Partner; Linda B. Whitehead, Partner; Seth M. Mandelbaum, Managing Partner; Seated from left: Frank S. McCullough, Jr., Senior Partner; Charles A. Goldberger, Senior Counsel

McCullough, Goldberger & Staudt, LLP Welcomes Three New Partners PATRICIA WETMORE GURAHIAN

Ms. Gurahain heads the firm’s appellate practice. She has more than 25 years of experience researching and writing memoranda of law on motions, pre-and post-trial briefs and has special expertise drafting appellate briefs for state and federal courts. She also handles general litigation matters including Surrogate’s Court litigation. She is admitted to the New York State Bar and the U.S. District Court, Southern and Eastern Districts of New York. She received her J.D., cum laude, from Pace University where she was a member of the Law Review. She also received her B.A., summa cum laude, from Pace University. Ms. Gurahian is a resident of Westport, CT.

KEVIN E. STAUDT

Mr. Staudt heads the firm’s tax certiorari litigation practice and handles general commercial litigation, Article 78 proceedings and municipal prosecutions. Mr. Staudt also practices municipal and land use litigation, trusts & estates litigation and personal injury litigation. He is a member of the New York State Bar. He received his J.D. from St. John’s University School of Law where he participated in Mock Trial. He received a B.A. from the University of Notre Dame. Mr. Staudt is a resident of Mamaroneck, NY.

STEVEN WRABEL

Mr. Wrabel practices land use/zoning and municipal law. He has counseled private developers and property owners on issues of zoning compliance, environmental review, and various land use issues and worked on successful projects for clients such as PepsiCo, Inc., Manhattanville College, 24 Hour Fitness USA, Inc., and Senlac Ridge Partners (f/k/a Normandy Real Estate Partners, LLC). He also counsels municipal clients. He is admitted to the New York State Bar and received his J.D. from Fordham University School of Law, where he was Notes and Articles Editor for the Environmental Law Review, as well as a B.A. from Boston College. Mr. Wrabel is a resident of Stamford, CT.

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Jeffrey D. Buss is a founding member of the firm and a distinguished litigator with a notable record of accomplishments, including several landmark cases for a large contingent of prestigious clients. He has successfully guided clients through complex financial and litigation problems, including the management of on-going businesses where the principal has been the target of prosecution, or the corporation has been beset by a public health crisis. He is also an entrepreneur active in the field of alternative energy, the CEO of a company developing utility scale solar energy farms, and a founding member of a vertically integrated renewable energy conglomerate. Mr. Buss’s trials and appeals have involved significant and complex issues in the areas of business fraud, first amendment and constitutional law, governance of religious corporations, commercial bankruptcy, civil rights, public health, construction, corporate, election, employment, cooperative, condominium, environmental and real estate law. He has successfully tried numerous jury and nonjury trials before State and Federal Courts, and successfully drafted and argued appeals before the Appellate Divisions for the First, Second and Third Departments, the New York State Court of Appeals, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. Jeffrey Buss is a member of the American Bar Association, the New York State Bar Associa-

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tion, the Association of Corporate Counsel and has served as General Counsel for several public and private Boards including the Yonkers City Council; the City of Mount Vernon; the Mount Vernon Industrial Development Agency; the Vostecs Corporation,( a multinational energy services and technology firm); Taher Invest, (a multi-national development corporation); Silo5 Energy; and the Riverbay Corporation, (a/k/a “Co-

op City”), the largest residential cooperative in the United States with more than 50,000 residents. Mr. Buss successfully represented Coop City in a first of its kind, $621.5 million refinancing of the corporation’s debt, guaranteed by the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development, the State of New York Mortgage Agency, and the New York City Housing Development Corporation. Mr. Buss also assisted the Riverbay Corporation

in all legal aspects of constructing and operating an on-campus cogeneration facility which supplies all of Co-op City’s energy needs while selling excess power to Con Ed. Mr. Buss is the founder and CEO of Energy for the Future, Inc., a start-up venture which is presently developing 12 utility scale solar farms in the Northeastern United States. The first of EFFI’s projects, a 19.9 MW Solar Farm in upstate New York, has been recognized by the NYS Governor’s Office and awarded Renewable Energy Credits by the New York State Energy Research and Development Agency. Mr. Buss began his legal career as a Reginald Heber Smith Fellow and as staff counsel for the Public Utility Law Project (PULP). He served as the Governor’s appointee and Chair of the New York State Low Income Energy Assistance Block Grant Advisory Committee, a Board Member of the NYS Weatherization Program Advisory Council, and a Board Member of the Title XX Block Grant Advisory Council. He performed a legal compliance audit of a regulated New York utility on behalf of the NYS Attorney General; was a member of the Attorney General’s Martin Act Task Force; served on the NYS Bar Association Committee recommending changes to the Mitchell-Lama Housing program; and is active in numerous community, charitable, educational and public organizations.


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White Plains mayor optimistic about future of Galleria, other projects, as hotel opens BY PETER KATZ pkatz@westfairinc.com

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hite Plains Mayor Tom Roach expressed optimism that the upward trajectory in recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic is accelerating in White Plains, telling the Business Journal that preparation of plans for major changes at the site of the Galleria shopping mall continues unabated. “The owners had the tenants vacate in Macy’s and Sears, which is what they wanted for their project and we’re in discussions with them because we, of course, own the parking garage and we’re in discussions with them right now about that,” Roach said.

Various unconfirmed reports have circulated that the Galleria’s owner, Pacific Retail Capital Partners, based in El Segundo, California, had been considering replacing either or both of the anchor store structures that had been occupied by Macy’s and Sears with highrise apartment towers or possibly a combination of residences and a hotel. “The proposal would include housing,” Roach said while emphasizing that there’s no formal proposal yet. “The concept would be, retain the central core and have it lean over toward dining and entertainment with some retail and, what’s most exciting for me and what I’ve made clear from the beginning since I first became mayor, is to

eliminate this mega-block impact that the Galleria has. It really just chokes off two parts of the city from each other.” Roach said that he’s looking forward to a time when there might be outdoor dining, outdoor entertainment and engagement with Court Street on the Macy’s side, which he said has been lacking since the Galleria, with its 865,000 square feet of gross leasable area, opened in 1980. The Business Journal talked with Roach just outside of The Opus, Westchester hotel at 3 Renaissance Square in downtown White Plains, where the Ritz-Carlton hotel had operated since 2007. A ribbon-cutting ceremony was being held to formally open the new FCBJ

hotel, situated diagonally across Main Street from the Galleria. The mayor could easily see the now-empty Macy’s building from in front of the hotel. Also visible was the bustle of activity on Court Street where the weekly farmers market was taking place, one of the signs that the city was bouncing back from the pandemic’s shutdown.. “I think the timing couldn’t be better,” Roach said of the ribbon cutting. “We’re starting to see life return to the streets; we have this brand-new hotel joining our community and I’m very excited about that. I think it says a lot about the confidence investors have in our community.” » WHITE PLAINS GALLEERIA

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Roach said that contributing to the city bouncing back from the pandemic is the fact that it maintained all of its services throughout this difficult period. “We’re ready to hit the ground running and that’s what appears to be happening,” Roach said. “We’re seeing our traffic counts up markedly, parking is increasing quickly. Life is coming back and I think people are going to want to be in places they associate with having a good time and feeling safe and that’s White Plains.” The Opus, Westchester is managed by Crescent Hotels & Resorts, which operates more than 100 hotels and resorts in the U.S. and Canada. The new facility features 146 guestrooms, including 38 luxury suites. Features include 10,000 square feet of event space, a rooftop heated pool, lobby bar and rooftop restaurant, Kanopi, under the direction of Chef Anthony Goncalves. Mark Weissman, one of the people responsible for bringing The Opus to White Plains, told the Business Journal that they were able to use the time during which Covid forced hotels to shut down to do the renovation and rebranding. “A lot of our customers were really looking for an updated experience,” Weissman said. “We also saw that the city of White Plains is really coming alive with a lot of residential projects and hopefully after that a lot of commercial projects so we thought that an updated hotel and a renovated hotel would do really well here.” Weissman expressed a hope that by September there will be an end to the

The Opus, Westchester hotel at 3 Renaissance Square in downtown White Plains ribbon cutting.

Covid crisis in at least parts of the U.S. and the hospitality industry will bounce back. “The Crescent management team is very, very in tune with the needs of the community here,“ Weissman said. “We’re really excited about moving to the Marriott Autograph Collection which allows us to sort of cater to a much, much wider audience. “I think the Ritz was a great upscale experience but probably didn’t allow us to reach a clientele which we really wanted to reach and also some of them, business travelers, weren’t even allowed to go as upscale as the Ritz.” Elizabeth Andrews, the hotel’s general manager, told the Business Journal that business has been steadily growing in the few weeks that the rebranded hotel has been open. “We’ve been very fortunate that we’ve been seeing quite a bit of leisure travel coming back,” Andrews said. “We have had some very busy weekends. We have a lot of families that are ready to get out of their houses, that are ready to go on vacation, that are eager to have some fun out in the world again. We are also very hopeful and optimistic that business travel will start to pick up again, hopefully come September, maybe even sooner. We’re starting to see a little bit of business travel here at The Opus, Westchester, and we’re very optimistic that well see more in the near future.”


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Good Things FORDHAM LAUNCHES MS DEGREE IN REAL ESTATE DEVELOPMENT In a direct response to the need and demand for professionals educated in the real estate development process, the Fordham University Real Estate Institute (REI) has launched a Master of Science in Real Estate Development (MSRED). “At Fordham REI, we are constantly following trends and looking for opportunities to better serve the industry,” said Dr. Anthony R. Davidson, dean of Fordham’s School of Professional and Continuing Studies. “As we look to the future, the makeup of our cities will be determined by real estate developers. We are confident our MSRED will best position our students to stand apart from their peers and further this field.” The 36-credit master’s degree  is designed to provide students with an in-depth mastery of the applied functional areas necessary to every real estate development professional’s success. It may be completed part time, full time, in-person and online. Registration is now open for classes beginning fall 2021. “The MSRED comes at a critical time for the industry, for society and for Fordham REI,” said Joshua Harris, Ph.D., vice president of strategy for Skanska USA Commercial Development and member of the Fordham REI curriculum committee. “Real estate development is becoming ever more complex due to technologies, innovations and the changing needs of users and communities. As a result, the demand for individuals with the right skill set will only grow….” According to Serge Reda, Fordham REI real estate development curriculum chair and adjunct instructor, the MSRED curriculum  blends theoretical and applied analysis, in-depth research and project simulation to develop the collaborative, problem-solving and critical thinking abilities that will provide students with a competitive advantage in the global marketplace. The MSRED curriculum  and other Fordham Real Estate Institute degrees are available at its campuses in Manhattan and West Harrison. The programs are developed and taught by leading industry practitioners and are centered on  imparting  real-world  professional  skill sets. REI is a part of Fordham’s School of Professional and Continuing Studies. For more information, visit fordham.edu/realestate.

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LOCAL PHONE COMPANY POWERS CALL CENTER The WorkPlace, a nonprofit workforce development agency in Bridgeport, was quick to answer the call to help people struggling to pay rent and other bills due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The agency was selected by the Connecticut Department of Housing in February to provide call center support for UniteCT – a program offering rent and utility assistance to eligible households. The WorkPlace then called on its own local phone company, CCi Voice, to power up a call center. Redding, Connecticut-based CCi Voice works with local businesses, schools and nonprofits to install, maintain and upgrade critical communications infrastructure, voice and computer cabling and video surveillance. For The WorkPlace, CCi Voice secured an easy-to-remember toll-free number – 844-UNITECT – to get the word out about UniteCT, which provides up to $10,000 in rental assistance and up to $1,500 in electric utility payments to landlords and utility companies on behalf of approved tenants. CCi Voice set up a 15-station call center using desktop softphones with separate queues for the staff to assist both English- and Spanish-speaking callers from throughout the state and then direct them to local agen-

Joseph D. Kenner From left: Joseph Carbone, president and CEO of The WorkPlace; Connecticut Housing Commissioner Seila Mosquera-Bruno; and U.S. Rep. Jim Himes at the Bridgeport call center for UniteCT.

cies. The call center went live March 9 and is handling some 1,000 calls a day. “We went live within two weeks and immediately began helping people access programs that will help them remain in their homes,” said Joseph Carbone, president and CEO of The WorkPlace. “The WorkPlace is a longtime customer and valued member of the CCi Voice family and we respect the work they do to help our neighbors,” said Michael LeBlanc, president and CEO of CCi Voice,

which provides telecommunications and cloud-based solutions throughout the Northeast. CCi Voice is headquartered at 38 High Ridge Road in Redding with an additional office and warehouse in Holtsville, New York. A Sangoma Pinnacle Partner and Mitel Business Partner, CCi Voice works with top industry suppliers to provide both cloud-based and on-premise solutions with rapid, on-site response times and a service level agreement.

FEEDING WESTCHESTER PREPARES FOR SUMMER DEMAND Feeding Westchester in Elmsford, the county’s largest nonprofit hunger-relief organization, is gearing up for an increase in demand among families with school-aged children and challenges the community to get involved by participating in its “Summer Help From Home Bags” program. “Proper nutrition is crucial for a child’s mental, emotional and physical development,” said Kelly Pearson, RD, nutrition resource manager at Feeding Westchester. “In addition to children who don’t get enough to eat, low-nutrient dense diets can also lead to poor health outcomes, such as nutrient deficiencies, malnutrition, anemia and risk for developing obesity.” To help meet the increased summertime need, Feeding Westchester will continue to assemble and deliver free meals and food through organizations like the United Way of Westchester & Putnam, Boys & Girls Club of Mount Vernon and the Ossining and Elmsford school districts. “Last summer, Feeding Westchester provided more than 5.6 million meals to children and families facing FCBJ

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hunger,” said Karen C. Erren, the nonprofit’s president and CEO. Feeding Westchester’s  Summer Help From Home Bags can be assembled at home and dropped off at Feed-

ing Westchester in Elmsford. For details on what to include, visit https://bit. ly/34dHmfB and to find help or give help, visit  feedingwestchester.org  or call (914) 923-1100.

GREYSTON EXEC APPOINTED TO STATE COUNCIL In her capacity as chair of the state’s Regional Economic Development Councils (REDC) New York Lieutenant Governor Kathleen Hochul has appointed Yonkers-based Greyston Foundation President and CEO Joseph D. Kenner, as a voting member of the Mid-Hudson REDC. “The Mid-Hudson Regional Economic Development Council is looking forward to Joe Kenner joining our effort to promote bottom-up, community-driven economic development in the region and across the state,” said Hochul. Kenner was named president and CEO of Greyston Foundation in April 2020 after joining the executive team in 2018 as the vice president of programs and partnerships, responsible for directing Greyston Workforce Development and Community Wellness strategies and activities. Since then, Greyston has delivered millions of dollars in economic impact through job placements and expanded employer and service provider relationships. Kenner, whose term on the Mid-Hudson REDC will be for two years, previously served as deputy commissioner at the Westchester County (NY) Department of Social Services and spent 14 years in corporate America, working in insurance underwriting/ risk management, capital markets, and sales strategy. He was first appointed and then twice-elected a village of Port Chester Board of Trustees member and also served as deputy mayor of Port Chester. He holds an MBA from Pace University Lubin School of Business, a Master of Arts degree from Williams College and attended Oxford University (Exeter College).


NARROWING THE DIGITAL DIVIDE On a recent Monday evening at 6 p.m. a dozen adults, socially distanced in a room at the Open Door Family Medical Center in Sleepy Hollow to begin an in-person technology class as part of a unique program offered by the federally qualified health center. The participants work on Chrome Books they received as part of a partnership with the STEM Alliance, in addition to a year’s worth of free internet service. As important as the hardware and service, they receive hands-on education that will allow them to do everything from accessing the internet for information, to sending and receiving emails; from learning how to get on virtual conference calls, to checking their health information on Open Door’s patient portal.  The “Digital Divide” is a term used to describe the gap between community members who have the access to use computer devices and the internet and those who do not.  “At Open Door, digital literacy is a health equity and access issue,” said Grace Battaglia, director of marketing and community outreach at Open Door. “Patients who cannot access their health information or communicate with their provider face a barrier to their care and treatment plans.” The nearly 50-year-old community health center provides its patients, many who live at or below the federal poverty level of $26,400 for a family of four, with the education, tools, resources and support to be engaged with their care and confidently use technology to improve health outcomes. Lessons are customized to meet the needs and the skill levels of the participants, who have been referred by their Open Door provider or referring staff member. Open Door Family Medical Center provides health care and wellness programs to individuals and families in need throughout Westchester, Putnam and Ulster counties providing more than 300,000 patient visits annually and serving over 60,000 individual patients who might not otherwise have access.

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CHIEF NURSING OFFICER JOINS INTERNATIONAL TASK FORCE

UNITED HOSPICE SALUTES VOLUNTEERS Last month United Hospice in Goshen celebrated National Volunteer Week by paying tribute to some of the volunteers that regularly donate their time to bring comfort and honor life when time matters most. Many of United Hospice’s volunteers have been touched personally by the work of United Hospice and wish to give back. Some volunteers have worked with United Hospice for years and are considered a valued part of the staff who help provide invaluable service to patients and families facing the challenges of life-limiting illness and loss. If you would like to support the mission of United Hospice as a volunteer, visit

https://unitedhospiceinc.org/volunteer/ opportunities. With offices in New City and Goshen, United Hospice provides an enhanced quality of life to people of all ages suffer-

ing from serious illnesses. Together with United Hospice’s dedicated staff, patients and families develop a personalized plan for living in comfort when time matters most.

NEW TRUSTEES FOR LMMM BOARD

Kathleen Custis

Reverend Roosevelt Ewell

Pamela Murrin

The National Historic Landmark Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum in Norwalk has announced that Kathleen Custis, Reverend Roosevelt Ewell and Pamela Murrin have joined its Board of Trustees. Patsy Brescia, chairman of the Board of Trustees said, “…Our trustees play a pivotal role in enhancing our cultural, educational and institutional programs.” Custis is an associate director of program services at Vaniam Group, an

independent network of health care and scientific communications agencies supporting the oncology and hematology marketplace. She received her bachelor’s degree in communication from Denison University and a Master of Science degree in human resource development from Villanova University. Ewell is senior pastor at Canaan Institutional Baptist Church of Norwalk. He holds a Master of Divinity degree in the-

ology from Vision International University in Ramona, California. Ewell is the founder and CEO of Serving All Vessels Equally Inc. (SAVE), which is a youth-based organization in Norwalk. Murrin is a business executive who helps companies with their data strategy and analytic needs, holding executive positions in the media and telecom space for more than 25 years. She holds a bachelor’s degree from Northeastern University.

BAR ASSOCIATION AWARD FOR COMMUNITY SERVICE Joseph Cherico, Stamford office managing partner at McCarter & English and immediate past president of the Fairfield County Bar Association (FCBA), presented Nancy Coughlin, CEO of Person-to-Person (P2P), with the 2021 Liberty Bell Award as well as a donation to P2P on behalf of the FCBA in recognition of Couglin’s outstanding community service.  

Greenwich Hospital’s chief nursing officer for four years Anna Cerra, DNP, RN, has been appointed to one of 12 positions on the CICIAMS Pan American International Nurse Consulting Team on Best Practices. The CICIAMS Pan American International Nurse Consulting Team is an international committee of Catholic nurses who advise 150 Catholic hospitals around the world on evidence-based best practices. Headquartered in Vatican City, CICIAMS, translated, is the International Catholic Committee of Nurses and Medico-Social Assistants. Cerra was chosen because of her post-doctorate work at Case Western Reserve University with Italian nurses on resiliency and spiritualty. A devout Catholic who is fluent in Italian, Cerra said, “…As a member of this expert panel, we are able to help resolve issues being addressed globally.”  Cerra’s area of expertise on the panel is hospital administration based on her 22 years in administrative management and nursing at Greenwich Hospital. Diane Kelly, DNP, RN, Greenwich Hospital president, called Cerra an “extraordinary nurse executive. Her practice is clearly driven by her heart and mind bringing out the best in those she leads, which in turn benefits the patients who have trusted us with their care.”  On May 26, Cerra presented information about lessons learned during the pandemic to the Vatican Dicastery, one of the official congregations through which the Pope administers the church. The event will be the first of many presentations by Cerra to the Vatican.

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Good Things NEWYORKPRESBYTERIAN LAWRENCE HOSPITAL RECOGNIZED FOR CARE TO HEART ATTACK PATIENTS

The American College of Cardiology (ACC) has recognized NewYork-Presbyterian Lawrence Hospital in Bronxville for its demonstrated expertise and commitment in treating patients with chest pain with its Chest Pain Center Accreditation. Hospitals that have earned ACC Chest Pain Center Accreditation have proven exceptional competency in treating patients with heart attack symptoms. They have streamlined their systems, from admission and evaluation to diagnosis and treatment, through appropriate post-discharge care and assistance with patient lifestyle changes. “This prestigious accreditation is a testament to our commitment to delivering exceptional cardiac care,” said Michael Fosina, president of NewYork-Presbyterian Lawrence Hospital. NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital is  ranked the No. 4 hospital in the nation in cardiology and heart surgery in  “U.S. News & World Report’s  Best Hospitals” rankings. In recognition of its commitment to rapid cardiac care, NewYork-Presbyterian Lawrence Hospital recently received the Mission: Lifeline STEMI Receiving Center Gold Quality Achievement Award from the American Heart Association for the treatment of patients who experience severe heart attacks. The hospital offers one of the few multidisciplinary cardiopulmonary rehabilitation programs in southern Westchester County for people recovering from a heart attack, cardiac bypass surgery, angioplasty/stent insertion, heart transplantation or heart valve repair or replacement. “NewYork-Presbyterian Lawrence Hospital’s two cardiac catheterization laboratories combine world-class expertise with the latest technologies and perform about 160 procedures every month, making them among the most experienced catheterization programs in Westchester County,” said Dr. Allan Schwartz, chief of cardiology, NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Irving Medical Center and Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons. “Patients have access to Columbia physicians, who provide advanced and exceptional cardiac care,” he added. Established in 1909, NewYork-Presbyterian Lawrence Hospital, located in Bronxville, serves residents of Westchester County and the Bronx.

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MIKU SUSHI PARTNERS AND ALLAN HOUSTON LEGACY FOUNDATION PARTNER

FUNDRAISING WITH TOUR OF HUDSON VALLEY CULTURAL VENUES Allan Houston

Miku Sushi in Greenwich and the Allan Houston Legacy Foundation are partnering during the month of June to raise money and awareness for The FISLL Project (TFP). A special menu was developed by Miku’s chef to promote the youth-empowerment initiative and 100% of the proceeds from sales during the month will benefit the Allan Houston Legacy Foundation. Since its creation in 2001, the Allan Houston Legacy Foundation (AHLF) has served thousands of participants across the country through programs that pro-

mote youth mentoring, responsible fatherhood and entrepreneurship. “I’m extremely excited to have Miku support our FISLL Project in helping us promote the values of faith, integrity, sacrifice, leadership and legacy in our youth and the communities we serve. …Through a mentoring initiative, hands-on workshops and our digital platform, the FISLL Project engages youth in guided dialogue and structured activities designed to build trust, teach valuable life skills, enhance spiritual growth and define success. “It’s my great pleasure to support

Allan’s organization and youth empowerment initiative as he’s been so supportive of Miku over the past two years,” said K Dong, Miku co-owner. “I created this nonprofit partnership program to give back to the community but mainly the idea was developed by listening to my customers and wanting to show them our appreciation. This will be our fourth special menu this year…, he said. Houston is the New York Knicks vice president of player leadership and development, and all-around powerhouse in the sports industry.

RALLYING THE TEAM FOR A CAUSE

Lisa McPartland and Jerry Klein.

Ever since learning that Tompkins Mahopac Bank Vice President and Aircraft Lending Manager Lisa McPartland’s son Brian was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis, bank President and CEO Jerry Klein got behind the cause, rallying the bank’s team to raise more than $315,000 for the CysFCBJ

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tic Fibrosis Foundation since 1995, along with its most recent donation of $15,000, which includes a retirement gift, corporate sponsorship and personal contribution.   Tompkins Mahopac Bank has won several awards for its commitment to the nonprofit over the years, including

regularly fundraising as part of its Great Strides walk. Klein won the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation “Breath of Life” award in 2013 and the bank was honored with the Greater New York Chapter of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation’s “Corporate Supporter Award” in 2018. 

Pattern for Progress in Newburgh is hosting its annual fundraiser during the month of June as a seven-part tour of some of the Hudson Valley region’s most spectacular arts spaces, music venues and gardens. “Pattern, as the region’s thinktank, is focused on the path forward,” said Suzanne Rhulen Loughlin, chair of Pattern’s Board of Directors, “As we celebrate these treasured locations, we look forward to networking with community members and business leaders, to learn more about the impacts of the pandemic and ways we can work together to develop regional, balanced sustainable and equitable solutions that enhance the growth and vitality of the Hudson Valley.” The events will be small, socially distant gatherings at cultural sites throughout the region to celebrate the arts in the outdoors. Each event will welcome guests from 5 to 7 p.m., providing networking, unique entertainment and a private experience at Hudson Valley cultural sites conveniently located in seven of the region’s nine counties. From Millbrook Vineyards & Winery in Dutchess County to Storm King Art Center in Orange County and every place in between, “…Pattern wants to take you on a journey through the arts of the region,” said President and CEO of Pattern for Progress, Jonathan Drapkin. Hudson Valley Pattern For Progress is a policy, planning, advocacy and research nonprofit that has promoted regional, balanced, sustainable and equitable solutions for the Hudson River Valley since 1965. Refreshments will be provided for guests as a boxed meal. Tickets are now available for purchase at https:// www.pattern-for-progress.org/portfolio/2021-gala-at-the-heart-of-theregion/.


CONNECTICARE’S 40TH ANNIVERSARY Connecticare in Farmington was founded in 1981 by a group of local doctors who were committed to bringing their patients the best care possible. Today, ConnectiCare is one of the state’s leading health plans devoted to creating healthier futures for its customers and communities.   The health plan will celebrate its milestone anniversary by giving back to the community, as has been its tradition, by focusing on food security and mental health, two areas of continued need despite the waning of Covid-19. In addition

to providing financial support to organizations working in these areas, ConnectiCare employees will be volunteering across the state to help Connecticut residents. “Connecticut is more than just a state to us. It’s our home. We live and work in the communities we serve. Our team is present in communities across the state, helping neighbors obtain and use health insurance to get the care they need. As we celebrate our 40th anniversary, we’re optimistic about the future of ConnectiCare and our state,” said Eric Galvin, president, ConnectiCare. 

ACHIEVING THE GOLD Girl Scouts Heart of the Hudson (GSHH) in Pleasantville honored more than 70 new Gold Award Girl Scouts on Saturday, June 5 at an in-person drive-through ceremony at Camp Addisone Boyce in Tomkins Cove, New York. The benefits to these extraordinary young women are substantial. Research finds that Gold Award Girl Scouts possess a sense of self, life satisfaction, leadership, life success, community ser-

vice and civic engagement with 90% attributing their success in life to Girl Scouts saying that they couldn’t have had access to the same experiences anywhere else.   The Gold Award is earned by girls in grades 9–12 who demonstrate extraordinary leadership in developing meaningful, sustainable solutions to local, national and global challenges. Since 1916, Girl Scouts have answered the call to drive lasting, impactful change.

HOW MEETS INDUSTRY’S HIGHEST NATIONALLY RECOGNIZED STANDARDS Community Health Accreditation Partner Inc., (CHAP) recently announced that Hospice of Westchester (HOW) in White Plains has been awarded CHAP Accreditation under the CHAP Hospice Standards of Excellence, which demonstrates that HOW meets the industry’s highest nationally recognized standards. The rigorous evaluation by CHAP focuses on structure and function, quality of services and products, human and financial resources and long-term viability. “By achieving CHAP Accreditation, Hospice of Westchester has shown a commitment to excellence,” said Nathan DeGodt, CHAP president and CEO. “This is the 12th year Hospice of Westchester has achieved CHAP Accreditation and we are excited to continue our partnership by offering support in its commitment

to providing quality care and continuous improvement.” HOW is a private, nonprofit health care organization that provides a variety of end-of-life care services to patients diagnosed with any life-limiting illness and their families throughout Westchester County. “We are very proud to have received CHAP Accreditation once again and will continue to offer the best possible quality care to our patients and their families throughout Westchester County,” said Mary K. Spengler, MS, CEO of HOW. CHAP is an independent, not-forprofit, accrediting body for community-based health care organizations. Created in 1965, it was the first to recognize the need and value for accreditation in community-based care.

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WADE’S DAIRY OWNER RECOGNIZED Douglas Wade, owner of Wade’s Dairy Inc. in Bridgeport has been honored as the 2021 Industry Person of the Year by the nonprofit School Nutrition Association of Connecticut (SNACT), which recognizes the efforts of an industry member who has demonstrated exemplary support to its members, engages in the sale of products or services to members and has made especially outstanding contributions to the advancement of the child nutrition profession. A five-generation family-owned and operated business since 1893, Wade’s Dairy began as a horse and buggy home delivery operation in Easton, Connecticut. It has grown to be a leading provider of fresh milk, cheese, butter, eggs and a host of related dairy and beverage products in the four-state region. Wade’s Dairy provides fresh milk, bottled water, juice and yogurt to more than 100 public school systems in Connecticut, New York and Rhode Island. “The steadfast service and support led by Douglas Wade has helped local school nutrition programs maintain operations through the pandemic,”according to Groton Public Schools Food Service Director Ernie Koschmieder. “Doug and his team at Wade’s Dairy have demonstrated a level of commitment to SNACT members and been a true partner and asset to school nutrition programs in the state,” said SNACT President  Erica

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Biagetti, director of food and nutrition services, Cheshire Public Schools. SNACT is one of the leading nonprofit organizations committed to educating and

supporting school nutrition and foodservice professionals to ensure all Connecticut students have access to nutritious school meals.

GRANDPAS UNITE FOR AWARD PROGRAM As part of its mission, Grandpas United has established a Civic Engagement Award Program to honor six graduating high school seniors who have developed the combination of knowledge, skills, values and motivation to make a difference in their community. The honorees are Alana Burrows of Holy Child H.S., Kyle Shepherd of Stepinac H.S., and AnnaLynn DiMarco, Viktoriya Jones, Shelton Registe and Cayla Ross, all from White Plains High School. Together, the six winners have served people of all ages in and around their communities and have ventured as far as Albany to lobby for assistance, doing so as part of the Youth Bureau, The Youth Court, their local churches, towns and the Girl Scouts. The mission of Grandpas United of the White Plains Youth Bureau is to utilize the talents, skills and experiences of Grandpas to improve the community and to serve as role models and mentors to enhance the growth and development of young people. FCBJ

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Good Things CELEBRATING AFRICAN PRIDE, CULTURE AND HISTORY

NEW MEDICAL DIRECTOR OF HOSPITAL’S EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT

Carlos M. Meletiche, M.D.

The Wakanda Celebration, a nonprofit organization, will be back for its fourth annual celebration of African culture Sept. 4 from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. The outdoor event at Luangisa African Gallery, 374 Hawthorne Terrace in Mount Vernon will be hosted by gallery founder Rose Luangisa who will be joined by speakers, artists, musical guests and authentic African food. Born in Bukoba, Tanzania, Luangisa came to the U.S. in 1987 and earned a Bachelor of Science degree in computer information systems and an MBA from

Iona College. She opened her gallery in 1996 and over the past 25 years, she’s showcased artifacts and other crafts, which are symbolic of Africa’s rich cultural heritage. For more information about the event, sponsorship opportunities or how to volunteer, visit https:// www.wakandacelebration.org/. Free tickets are available and donations will be accepted at the entrance of the celebration to support the event and the nonprofit gallery.

Carlos M. Meletiche, M.D. has joined St. Joseph’s Hospital in Yonkers as medical director of the emergency department. Most recently he held the positions of attending physician/emergency medicine at Westchester Medical Center in Valhalla and Pascack Valley Medical Center in Westwood, New Jersey. He received his medical degree from New York Medical College and completed his emergency medicine residency at Metropolitan Hospital in New York City. He is a graduate of Columbia University. “We are very pleased to have Dr. Meletiche joining

Saint Joseph’s…. He brings to his new role more than 25 years of experience in emergency medicine,” said Saint Joseph’s Medical Center President and CEO Michael Spicer.    Meletiche is board certified by the American Board of Emergency Medicine and is an American College Emergency Physicians Fellow and a member of the American Medical Association.    Since 1888, Saint Joseph’s Medical Center has served Yonkers and the surrounding communities of Westchester and New York City.

THREE EXECUTIVES JOIN PACE BOARD OF TRUSTEES

Hemant Khemka

Marki Flannery

Three leaders with diverse backgrounds and a broad range of expertise in health care, technology and business operations have joined Pace University’s Board of Trustees’ The new trustees are Marki Flannery, former president and chief executive officer of the Visiting Nurse Service of New York; Christopher Roker MBA ’07, CEO and chief growth officer of New York City Health + Hospitals/Lincoln; and  Hemant Khemka, managing director at Stesalit Group, a global technology and manufacturing group based in India. Mark Besca, chair of Pace’s Board of Trustees, said each new trustee brings a wealth of experience, professionalism and energy and all three are committed to Pace’s mission of  Opportunitas or creating opportunities for its diverse student body. The new trustees are joining the board at an exciting juncture at Pace University as it is in the midst of launching a new website and branding campaign; adding 12 new online graduate pro-

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grams that align with growing market demands; remaining hyper-focused on experiential learning, career readiness, diversity and inclusion; and providing a strong return on investment to its students while investing significantly in its nationally acclaimed programs. Furthermore, Pace is transforming Lienhard Hall, home to its College of Health Professions on the Pleasantville campus, into a modernized Healthcare Hub that will add important programming for students preparing for careers in the region’s burgeoning health care and biotechnology sector. Flannery earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from New York University. Khemka holds a BBA from Adelphi University. Roker holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from The State University of New York (SUNY) at Oswego, an MBA from Pace University and a Certificate in Healthcare Leadership Advancement from Cornell University. WCBJ

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Facts & Figures U.S. DISTRICT COURT, White Plains Local business cases, May 26 – June 1 Townsquare Media Inc., Purchase vs. Regency Furniture Inc., Brandywine, Maryland, et al, 21-cv-4695-KMK: Contract default. Attorne:y Jared E. Paioff. Howard J. Hamlett, White Plains vs. Taylor Point Associates Inc., New Rochelle, et al, 21-cv-4760-CS: Fair Labor Standards Act. Attorney: Howard T. Schragin. Scott Northrop, New Milford, Connecticut vs. Pawling Corp., Wassaic, et al, 21-cv-4772-VB: Americans with Disabilities Act. Attorney: Laura Wong-Pan. District Council 9 Painting Industry Insurance and Annuity Funds, White Plains vs. Hudson Machine Works, Brewster, 21-cv-4778-VB: Civil enforcement of employee benefits. Attorne:y Dana L. Henke. Julia M. Cerezo, Yonkers vs. HLF Enterprises, Mount Vernon, et al, 21-cv-4789-KMK: Fair Labor Standards Act. Attorne:y Abdul K. Hassan. Star Bynum, Brooklyn vs. Pasenti Inc., Chester, et al, 21-cv4817-PMH: Fair Labor Standards Act. Attorney: Abdul K. Hassan. Dawn Vitale, Westchester vs. Central Avenue Nissan Inc., Yonkers, et al, 21-cv-4860: Job discrimination. Attorneys: Junou Odige and Jessenia Maldonado.

Items appearing in the Fairfield County Business Journal’s On The Record section are compiled from various sources, including public records made available to the media by federal, state and municipal agencies and the court system. While every effort is made to ensure the accuracy of this information, no liability is assumed for errors or omissions. In the case of legal action, the records cited are open to public scrutiny and should be inspected before any action is taken.

DEEDS

Above $1 million

58 Beach Avenue LLC, New York City. Seller: Corey Mathew Stern and Karen Butler Stern, Larchmont. Property: 58 Beach Ave., Mamaroneck. Amount: $3.6 million. Filed May 24.   70 Mamaroneck Road LLC, East Hampton. Seller: Robin K. Levin, Scarsdale. Property: 70 Mamaroneck Road, Scarsdale. Amount: $3.8 million. Filed May 28.   103 Springhurst Road Real Estate LLC, Dallas, Texas. Seller: Craig A. Duffy, Katonah. Property: 103 Springhurst Road, Bedford. Amount: $3.1 million. Filed May 24.     Aikman, John J. and Jaclyn McRae, Brooklyn. Seller: TDJ Contracting Corp., Scarsdale. Property: 11 Vanderburgh Ave., Mamaroneck. Amount: $2.3 million. Filed May 28.   Briaraway Inc., Waco, Texas. Seller: Briarcliff Property Group LLC, Briarcliff Manor. Property: 585 Pleasantville Road, Mount Pleasant. Amount: $5.8 million. Filed May 27.   Brudnick, Sandra and Jonathan Brudnick, New York City. Seller: Broadmoor Properties LLC, Scarsdale. Property: 23 Broadmoor Road, Scarsdale. Amount: $3.9 million. Filed May 27.   Bunyan International LLC, Henderson, Nevada. Seller: Masako Kitahara Yoshino, Sal Kung NT, Kong Kong. Property: 26 Lewis Ave., Greenburgh. Amount: $1.3 million. Filed May 26.   CTRH Holdings LLC, Yorktown Heights. Seller: Tucci Family Irrevocable Trust, Croton-on-Hudson. Property: 325 S. Riverside Ave., Cortlandt. Amount: $1 million. Filed May 24.   Fenton, Amanda and Jason Fenton, Scarsdale. Seller: Wheelock Road Corp., White Plains. Property: 3 Wheelock Road, Scarsdale. Amount: $4.3 million. Filed May 26.  

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Kim, David J. and Haesung Han, New York City. Seller: Goran John Nikic LLC, Croton-on-Hudson. Property: 6 Cynthia Court, New Castle. Amount: $1.6 million. Filed May 27. Lubarsky, Neil and Stephanie J. Ohl, Greenwich, Connecticut. Seller: Zinrock Resources LP, Purchase. Property: 720 Davenport Ave., No. 4, New Rochelle. Amount: $1.9 million. Filed May 27.   Martoken, Bryan R. and Amanda J. Martoken, Scarsdale. Seller: Woodland II Associates LLC, Tuckahoe. Property: 1 Overlook Road, Scarsdale. Amount: $2 million. Filed May 25.  

Below $1 million

16 Hardy LLC, Dobbs Ferry. Seller: John Mehrtens, Yorktown Heights. Property: 16 Hardy Place, Yonkers. Amount: $305,000. Filed May 27.   110 Ravine Realty LLC, Yonkers. Seller: City of Yonkers. Property: 110 Ravine Ave., Yonkers. Amount: $175,983. Filed May 24.   360 Concord Corp., Hawthorne. Seller: Nicola Arpaia and Nicolina Arpaia, Hawthorne. Property: 236 Myrtle Ave., Mount Pleasant. Amount: $325,000. Filed May 25.   502 Main Street Realty LLC, Purchase. Seller: 109 Gainsborg LLC, Scarsdale. Property: 502 Main St., Harrison. Amount: $860,000. Filed May 24.   Anaya, Antonio and Angelica Guadalupe Anaya Maldonado, New Rochelle. Seller: Luna Estates LLC, Katonah. Property: 133 Rhodes St., New Rochelle. Amount: $423,000. Filed May 25.   Babylon Real Estate Management LLC, Hackensack, New Jersey. Seller: City of Yonkers. Property: 25 Glenwood Ave., Yonkers. Amount: $79,750. Filed May 24.   Barreto, Segundo Miguel and Blanca Teolinda Gumbana Mejia, Ossining. Seller: 3114 Albany Post Road LLC, Briarcliff Manor. Property: 3114 Albany Post Road, Cortlandt. Amount: $470,000. Filed May 28.  

Bernabo, Octavio and Julie Trombetta, Mahopac. Seller: W Designe Inc., Peekskill. Property: 270 Greenwich Road, Bedford. Amount: $420,000. Filed May 25. Blind Tiger Peekskill LLC, Cortlandt Manor. Seller: City of Peekskill. Property: 974 Main St., Peekskill. Amount: $90,000. Filed May 24.   C&C Professional Services LLC, Stamford, Connecticut. Seller: U.S. Bank Trust National Association, Eureka, California. Property: 144-146 Smith St., Rye. Amount: $650,000. Filed May 26.   Cereste, Alex, New York City. Seller: Jam Real Estate Development KKC, Croton-on-Hudson. Property: 3655 Old Crompound Road, Yorktown. Amount: $805,000. Filed May 26.   Chuisaca, Boris and Monica Chuisaca, Elmsford. Seller: William J. Baker LLC, Elmsford. Property: 13 Old Road, Greenburgh. Amount: $436,500. Filed May 26.   Clarke, Anasia D. and Annamarie E. Thomas, Mount Vernon. Seller: 60 North 8 Avenue LLC, Williston Park. Property: 60 N. Eighth Ave., Mount Vernon. Amount: $660,000. Filed May 27.   Deutscher, Adam C. and Sumati B. Deutscher, New Rochelle. Seller: Gabmar Property Brokers Inc., White Plains. Property: 184 Finmor Drive, Greenburgh. Amount: $650,000. Filed May 28.   Diop, Bandege, New Rochelle. Seller: Federal National Mortgage Association, Plano, Texas. Property: 33-3 Franklin Ave., New Rochelle. Amount: $550,000. Filed May 24.   Dulyn Group Inc., Baldwin. Seller: Shirley Valentine, Mount Vernon. Property: 170 Stevens Ave., Mount Vernon. Amount: $100,000. Filed May 25.   Estrada, Nicole and Catherine Capece-Estrada, New York City. Seller: 332 County Center Road LLC, Brooklyn. Property: 332 County Center Road, Greenburgh. Amount: $749,000. Filed May 28.  

Ferraro, Joseph and Michelle Griswold, New Rochelle. Seller: RAG Holdings LLC, Port Chester. Property: 13 Brook Road, Rye. Amount: $600,000. Filed May 24. Fulton, Cabral and Alvin Fulton, New Rochelle. Seller: County of Westchester, White Plains. Property: 208 Centre St., Cortlandt. Amount: $386,540. Filed May 26.   Grinage, Shaneen and Dionne Grinage, Bronx. Seller: 459 South First Avenue LLC, Mount Vernon. Property: 459 S. First Ave., Mount Vernon. Amount: $495,000. Filed May 27.   Hernandez, Esteban M., Mount Vernon. Seller: Hindu Enlightenment LLC, Mount Vernon. Property: 31 S.12th Ave., Mount Vernon. Amount: $200,000. Filed May 25.   Lillian Apartments LLC, White Plains. Seller: Mendel Schwartz, Spring Valley. Property: 16 Drake Ave., New Rochelle. Amount: $680,000. Filed May 28.   Martinez, Osbaldo, Bronx. Seller: Point 62 LLC, Yonkers. Property: 1 Rex Place, Yonkers. Amount: $635,000. Filed May 25.   Mendoza, Kevin and Evelin C. Rosas, Bronx. Seller: Baba Real Estate Group LLC, Bronx. Property: 10 Prospect Drive, Yonkers. Amount: $599,000. Filed May 26.   MGM Hayden LLC, Scarsdale. Seller: Buckout Developers LLC, New Rochelle. Property: 5 Hayden Lane, Harrison. Amount: $350,000. Filed May 27.   Obeof Holding LLC. Seller: 1 World Mount Vernon LLC, Scarsdale. Property: 153 Stevens Ave., Mount Vernon. Amount: $350,000. Filed May 27.   Orion Property Partners LLC, Scarsdale. Seller: Saulat Chaudhry, Weston, Connecticut. Property:10 Stewart Place, 1FW, White Plains. Amount: $555,000. Filed May 27.   Quarrpopas LLC, White Plains. Seller: Nationstar HECM Acquisition Trust 2018-2, Coppell, Texas. Property: 18 Ridge Road, Cortlandt. Amount: $225,000. Filed May 25.  

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Rayburn, Joshua A. and Shari E. Rayburn, Mamaroneck. Seller: R. Simonsen LLC, Mamaroneck. Property: 211 Highview St., Mamaroneck. Amount: $565,000. Filed May 26.             Seashell Realty Management Corp., Bedford. Seller: Seashell Realty LLC, Goldens Bridge. Property: 275 E. Main St., Mount Kisco. Amount: $700,000. Filed May 27.   Soto, Anandi J., Westbury. Seller: Strategic Realty Fund LLC, San Jose, California. Property: 9 Babbitt Court, Greenburgh. Amount: $480,000. Filed May 26.   Team Junior LLC, West Nyack. Seller: David J. Morrison and Donna J. Morrison, Pawling. Property: 34 Union St., Mount Pleasant. Amount: $299,999. Filed May 26.   TTMH New Rochelle Holdings LLC, New York City. Seller: 1 Nostrand Realty LLC, Forest Hills. Property: 55 Leland Ave., New Rochelle. Amount: $549,000. Filed May 27.  

JUDGMENTS

Algiere, Sandra, Tuckahoe. $1,825.79 in favor of LVNV Funding LLC, Las Vegas, Nevada. Filed May 26.   Andreorio, Mary, Hastings-on-Hudson. $1,649.23 in favor of LVNV Funding LLC, Las Vegas, Nevada. Filed May 28.   Batis, Steven, Valhalla. $1,759.24 in favor of LVNV Funding LLC, Las Vegas, Nevada. Filed May 27.   Bellamy, Moviet, Mount Vernon. $2,861.51 in favor of Synchrony Bank, Draper, Utah. Filed May 24.   Blauvenlt, Richard, North Salem. $8,784.26 in favor of Synchrony Bank, Draper, Utah. Filed May 24.   Bolton, Camaro, Yonkers. $1,604.20 in favor of Jefferson Capital Systems LLC, Saint Cloud, Minnesota. Filed May 26.   Cabaness, Emily E., Katonah. $1,877.95 in favor of Crown Asset Management LLC, Duluth, Georgia. Filed May 28.  


Facts & Figures Chillogallo, Milton, Peekskill. $1,885.10 in favor of Absolute Resolutions Investments LLC, San Diego, California. Filed May 26. Coronel, Carlos, Peekskill. $5,785.98 in favor of Unifund CCR LLC, Cincinnati, Ohio. Filed May 24.   Damico, Kerry E., Massapequa. $8,755.72 in favor of Discover Bank, New Albany, Ohio. Filed May 25.   Diaz, Gabriel, White Plains. $6,454.67 in favor of Absolute Resolutions Investments LLC, Bloomington, Minnesota. Filed May 24.   Diplan, Francisca, Sleepy Hollow. $10,566.45 in favor of Midland Funding LLC, San Diego, California. Filed May 26.   Fuca, David, West Harrison. $2,412.51 in favor of Cavalry SPV I LLC, Valhalla. Filed May 24.   H Edward Rare Coins & Collectibles Inc., Mineola. $1.8 million in favor of Larry Deutsch, Bedford. Filed May 25.

LIS PENDENS The following filings indicate a legal action has been initiated, the outcome of which may affect the title to the property listed. County Waste Management Inc. Filed by the Board of Managers of Trump Plaza New Rochelle Condominium. Action: Foreclosure of the lien for unpaid common charges in the principal amount of $158,374.64. Filed May 25.   Esdee Alpha LLC. Filed by Deutsche Bank National Trust. Action: Foreclosure of a mortgage in the principal amount of $309,000 affecting property located at 30 Washington Blvd., Mount Vernon 10550. Filed May 27.   HSBG Mortgage Services Inc. Filed by Deutsche Bank National Trust. Action: Foreclosure of a mortgage in the principal amount of $212,000 affecting property located at 22 N. Lakeshore Drive, Lincolndale 10540. Filed May 27.  

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Stewart, Mathew D. Filed by SEFCU. Action: Foreclosure of a mortgage in the principal amount of $303,617.08 affecting property located at 60 Waterbury Parkway, Cortlandt Manor 10567. Filed May 28.

MECHANIC’S LIENS

1618 North Main LLC, Rye. $3,850 as claimed by Connolly and Son Construction Inc., Port Chester. Property: 80 Fox Island Road, Port Chester. Filed May 26.   Capogrosso, Eleanor, Eastchester. $8,684 as claimed by Ferro Plumbing and Heating Inc., Yonkers. Property: 109 Oriole Road, Yonkers. Filed May 27.   Centre Avenue Association LLC, New Rochelle. $445,603.36 as claimed by DI Trucking LLC, Kenilwort, New Jersey. Property: 625 Clinton Ave., Kenilworth, New Jersey. Filed May 25.  

NEW BUSINESSES

This newspaper is not responsible for typographical errors contained in the original filings.  

PARTNERSHIPS

Star Gifts, 117 Library Lane, Apartment 3B, Mamaroneck 10543, c/o Alba Londono, Mariana Espinoza and Zhuleidy Reono. Filed May 26.   Visiting Loved Ones Inc., 1 Harbor Square, Apartment 627, Ossining 10562, c/o Joseph Sepe and Sahsa Sepe. Filed May 24.  

SOLE PROPRIETORSHIPS

Bembom, 11 Rittenhouse Road, Bronxville 10708, c/o Maria Christina Pires Baron. Filed May 26.   Casa Contractors & Architect Designers New York, 255 Columbus Ave., Second floor, West Harrison 10604, c/o Cristian Hernandez. Filed May 28.   CBP Builders Inc., 35 E. Grassy Sprain Road, No. 504, Yonkers 10710, c/o Aanna Moreira. Filed May 24.  

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College Box Shop, 1357 1/2 Howard St., Peekskill 10566, c/o Erika Niuogu. Filed May 27. Dimepiece Diaries, 68 North Broadway, Yonkers 10701, c/o Franes Williams. Filed May 26.   Dr. Patriia Goodman C., 547 Saw Mill River Road, Ardsley 10502, c/o Patricia Joyce Goodman. Filed May 24.   FPJ Creative, 72 Main St., Apt. 3, Dobbs Ferry 10522, c/o Luis Velasco. Filed May 24.   Fitted-Workouts by Tiana, 11 Crestview Drive, White Plains 10604, c/o Tiana-Marie Lena Lee Syriaque. Filed May 25.   Goberdhan Contracting, 358 S. Fourth Ave., Mount Vernon 0550, c/o Danny Goberdhan. Filed May 25.   Gustavo’s Taxi Services, 14 James St., Ossining 10562, c/o Gustavo Boris Patino. Filed May 21.   Heather Oliver, 31 Daly Cross Road, Mount Kisco 10549, c/o Heather Oliver. Filed May 24.   I Define Me, 5 Zimmerman Court, Apt. 5b, Dobbs Ferry 10522, c/o Rose McCray. Filed May 25.   Jade Garden Design, 425 Florence St., Mamaroneck 10543, c/o Lorena S. Mardones. Filed May 26.   JF Mobile Auto Repairs Inc.,  535 W. Washington St., Peekskill 10566, c/o Luis C. Figueroa Sanchez. Filed May 24.   JNH Automechanic, 955 Broadway, Thornwood 10594, c/o Jimmy Fabian Auqui Calero. Filed May 25.   Jonathan Sokal Medical, 4 Martine Ave., Unit 1509, White Plains 10606, c/o Jonathan Sokal. Filed May 24.   KG Home Designs, 358 S. Fourth Ave., Mount Vernon 10550, c/o Katherine Goberdhan. Filed May 25.   Langke Consulting, 941 McLean Ave., No. 280, Yonkers 10704, c/o Jonathan Gottfried Langke. Filed May 25.  

Legacy Market, 103 Ravine Ave., No. 4A, Yonkers 10701, c/o Juan Lanzot, Filed May 24. Lighthouse Immersive USA Inc., 4 Harness Court, North Salem 10560, c/o Corey Ross. Filed May 24.   Megachoice Marketing Enterprises, 387 Old Mamaroneck Road, White Plains 10605, c/o Musa Mukwashi. Filed May 24.   Michael Wernick, 17 N. Tappan Landing, Tarrytown 10591, c/o Michael Wernick. Filed May 28.   Midknight Oil and Energy Inc., 4570 Boston Post Road, Pelham 10803, c/o Nicholas Leo. Filed May 24.   Mozinator Fitness, 123 Croton Ave., Ossining 10562, c/o Moiser Aguilar. Filed May 25.   Neli Nail Studio, 15 Croton Ave., Ossining 10562, c/o Neli Isabel Cordo Ductimoza. Filed May 24.   NP Home Improvement, 12 Smith St., Port Chester 10573, c/o Jose L. Nunez. Filed May 25.   Odalys Consulting, 16 North Broadway, Apt. AGR, White Plains 10601, c/o Odalys Hernandez. Filed May 27.   Osbournes Detailing Co., 73 Riverdale Ave., White Plains 10607. Filed May 28.   Pink and Pretty Relevant Inc., 155 West Second St., Mount Vernon 10550, c/o Simone Berdoe. Filed May 24.   Pussy is Power, 284 S. Columbus Ave., Mount Vernon 10553, c/o Frances Williams. Filed May 26.   Romway Inc., 420 S. Riverside Ave, No. 222, Croton-on-Hudson 10520, c/o Khairullov Roman. Filed May 24.   Still Standinggg…, 101 Highland Ave. Apt. 6P, Yonkers 10705, c/o Sandra R. Edwards. Filed May 25.   Strength Based Solutions, 212 North Road, White Plains 10603, c/o Linda A. Hartwell. Filed May 27.  

Super Fried Eats, 9 Mooney place, Yonkers 10701, c/o Lazaro Pedro-Ganzalez. Filed May 26. Superior Security Services, 5 Zimmerman Court, Apartment 5B, Dobbs Ferry 10522, c/o Rose McCray. Filed May 25. Virgin Passion Inc., 130 Glenwood Ave., Suite 5, Yonkers 10703, c/o Ivanonna Tejeda. Filed May 24.   Yesenia’s Café, 2975 Westchester Ave., Purchase 10577, c/o Yesenia Cano. Filed May 27.

PATENTS

Asymmetric channel threshold voltage. Patent no. 11,024,740 issued to Zhihong Chen, et al. Assigned to IBM, Armonk. Automatic categorization of IDPS signatures from multiple different IDPS systems. Patent no. 11,025,656 issued to Xin Hu, et al. Assigned to IBM, Armonk. End-to-end effective citizen engagement via advanced analytics and sensor-based personal assistant capability. Patent no. 11,023,906 issued to Zhihong Chen, et al. Assigned to IBM, Armonk. Focused energy photovoltaic cell. Patent no. 11,024,754 issued to Talia Gershon, et al. Assigned to IBM, Armonk. Mobile multiparty digitally signed documents and techniques for using these allowing detection of tamper. Patent no. 11,025,643 issued to Divyesh Jadav, et al. Assigned to IBM, Armonk. Mouthfeel modulation in reduced and sugar-free beverages using a blend of pectin and xanthan gum. Patent no. 11,019,837 issued to Khushal Brijwani, et al. Assigned to PepsiCo, Purchase. Orchestration engine blueprint aspects for hybrid cloud composition. Patent no. 11,025,511 issued to Neeraj Asthana, et al. Assigned to IBM, Armonk.

Peripheral end face attachment of exposed copper layers of a first printed circuit board to the surface of a second printed circuit board by surface mount assembly. Patent no. 11,026,326 issued to Todd Takken, et al. Assigned to IBM, Armonk. Privacy-compliant analysis of health by transaction data. Patent no. 11,024,427 issued to Tong Zhang, et al. Assigned to Mastercard, Purchase. Security of shared credentials in crowdsourced wireless networks. Patent no. 11,025,636 issued to Kulvir Bhogal, et al. Assigned to IBM, Armonk. Securing a storage network using key server authentication. Patent no. 11,025,413 issued to Patricia Driever, et al. Assigned to IBM, Armonk. Verification of geolocation of devices in a cloud data center. Patent no. 11,025,640 issued to Ashish Kundu, et al. Assigned to IBM, Armonk. Quantum capacitance graphene varactors and fabrication methods. Patent no. 11,024,750 issued to Zhihong Chen, et al. Assigned to IBM, Armonk.

WORKERS’ COMPENSATION BOARD JUDGMENTS Failure to carry insurance or for work-related injuries and illnesses, May 27 to June 2, 2021 Almost Home Day Care Inc., Rye. Amount: $37,500. Alpha Angels Respite Care Agency LLC, Elmsford. Amount: $28,500. Anoop Dhakad and Sreepriya Narasimhan, Scarsdale. Amount: $1,000. Ariesun Inc., Mount Vernon. Amount: $32,500. Brythonic LLC, White Plains. Amount: $5,250.

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Facts & Figures Christopher M. Dixon MD PLLC, Bronxville. Amount: $28,000. Davdon Automotive Consultants Inc., Croton-on-Hudson. Amount: $28,500. Glory 99 Cent Inc., Mount Vernon. Amount: $14,500. Harborside Innovations Enterprises Inc. d.b.a. 360 American Grille, Mamaroneck. Amount: $11,250. Juice Lab LLC, White Plains. Amount: $26,000. Kupfer & Associates PLLC, Rye Brook and Brooklyn. Amount: $10,000. Manchester Dairy Farm Corp. d.b.a. Country Delight, Yorktown Heights. Amount: $500. Manuel A Machisaca d.b.a. USW Construction, Peekskill. Amount: $27,500. Marco Vega Evangelistic Ministries Inc. Ignite, New Rochelle. Amount: $28,500. Michele E. Metsch, Larchmont. Amount: $28,500. Ortega-Rosales Corporation d.b.a. Azteca Mexican Restaurant Bar, Scarsdale. Amount: $500. RMHR Management Inc., Yonkers. Amount: $27,000. Robeya Construction Corp., Yonkers. Amount: $11,000. Scarsdale Medical Group LLP, Harrison. Amount: $41,500. Tacuri’s Landscaping & Home Improvements Inc., Ossining. Amount: $1,500. University Beyond Inc., Briarcliff. Amount: $27,500.

Westchester Aces Baseball LLC, Pelham. Amount: $56,000. Z&A Carpentry Inc., Cortlandt Manor. Amount: $9,500.

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BUILDING LOANS

Above $1 million

HBA Holding LLC, as owner. Lender: Zions First National Bank. Property: 127 Route 59, Monsey. Amount: 1.2 million. Filed May 25.   Dionnes Way LLC, as owner. Lender: Orange Bank & Trust Co. Property: 12-15 North St., Orangetown. Amount: 2.4 million. Filed May 25.    Khaselev, Vadim and Anna Khaselev, Rockway Park. Seller: 1432 Lexington Avenue Corp., New York City. Property: 1098 Route 9W, Orangetown. Amount: $1.2 million. Filed May 28.  

Below $1 million

APB Custom Inc., as owner. Lender: Kin Group LLC. Property: 42 Youngblood Road, Montgomery. Amount: $250,000. Filed May 26.   Cantor, Daniel and Sarah Boutros Cantor, as owners. Lender: Mid-Hudson Valley FCU. Property: in Beekman. Amount: $234,000. Filed May 26.   KSH Forest Development LLC, as owner. Lender: Northeast Community Bank. Property: in Cornwal-on-Hudson. Amount: $350,000. Filed May 25.  

West End Deliveries Inc., New Rochelle. Amount: $4,500.

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68 Forest LLC, Monroe. Seller: 68 Forest Road Trust, Brooklyn. Property: 68 Forest Road, Monroe. Amount: $4.5 million. Filed May 25.   Chartwell Wells Realty LLC, Congers. Seller: 150 Wells Avenue LLC, Congers. Property: 150 Wells Ave., Clarkstown. Amount: $2 million. Filed May 27.  

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7 Clinton Street Real Estate LLC, Stony Point. Seller: Simon Rodriguez, Suffern. Property: 7 Clinton St., Haverstraw. Amount: $455,000. Filed May 26.   179 Oak Ridge Circle LLC, Mahopac. Seller: The Bank of New York Mellon as indenture trustee for Nationstar Home Equity Loan Trust, Coppell, Texas. Property: 179 Oak Ridge Circle, Mahopac. Amount: $372,750. Filed May 28.   233 Kearsing LLC, Monsey. Seller: Blueberry Hill Corp., Orangeburg. Property: 233 Kearsing Pkwy., Ramapo. Amount: $120,000. Filed May 26.     300 Baldwin Place Holdings LLC, Mahopac. Seller: Jonathan Hallett and Elizabeth Corless, Mahopac. Property: 300 Baldwin Place Road, Mahopac. Amount: $965,000. Filed May 24.   2130 LLC, Suffern. Seller: U.S. Bank Trust National Association, Dallas, Texas. Property: 45 Cragmere Road, Ramapo. Amount: $395,500. Filed May 24.   Battista, Bryan K., and Kathleen M. Battista, Salisbury Mills. Seller: Amante and Norris. Associates LLC, Chester. Property: 71 Shalimar Drive, New Windsor. Filed May 25.   Calle, German Dejesus and Lilian M. Idrovo, Cortlandt Manor. Seller: MMM Lexington Inc., Mahopac. Property: 4 Doe Drive, Putnam Valley. Amount: $365,000. Filed May 27.  

CGSH 574 LLC, Tappan. Seller: Joseph F. Menschik and Judith M. Menschik, Pomona. Property: 574 Route 303, Orangetown. Amount: $582,500. Filed May 26. Chasers LLC, Port Jervis. Seller: Clarence Armstrong, Hazelton, Pennsylvania. Property: 1 Ferguson Ave., Port Jervis. Amount: $105,000. Filed May 25.   CU Smith LLC, Middletown. Seller: Antony S. Mariconda, Hammondsport and James Barry, Goshen. Property: 6 Crescent Place, Middletown. Amount: $215,000. Filed May 25.   Estrella, Christopher, Haverstraw. Seller: 716 Route 211 West LTD., Central Valley. Property: 14 First St., Haverstraw. Amount: $350,000. Filed May 25.   Farkas, Zeev, Monroe. Seller: 8 Eahal LLC, Monroe. Property: 8 Eahal Court, Unit 213, Monroe. Amount: $465,000. Filed May 25.   Francis, Kenneth and Ruby Francis, Brooklyn. Seller: Centenary Realty Group, Clarkstown. Property: 4 Knapp Lane, New City. Amount: $502,500. Filed May 27.   Habib American Bank, New York City. Seller: Gerard Amalfitano, New City. Property: 63 New Main St., Haverstraw. Amount: $720,042. Filed May 27.   Hedgerow Properties LLC, Weston, Connecticut. Seller: Elaine Marian Mendello Moore, Spring Valley. Property: 4 Madeline Terrace, Ramapo. Amount: $375,000. Filed May 27.   Hedgerow Properties LLC, Weston, Connecticut. Seller: Ruben Correa, Chamblee, Georgia. Property: 30 Laurel Terrace, Blooming Grove. Amount: $61,500. Filed May 24.   Konig, Shloma, Monsey. Seller: Chestnut Pascack 30 LLC, Nanuet. Property: 30 Pascack Road, Ramapo. Amount: $418,000. Filed May 24.   Kraus, Joseph and Rivka Kraus, Monroe. Seller: Ohel Meron Inc., Monroe. Property: 10 Meron Drive, Unit 102, Palm Tree. Amount: $460,000. Filed May 25.  

Lema, Francisco and David Segundo Lema, Newburgh. Seller: Krylan LLC, Marlboro. Property: 60 Meadow Ave., Newburgh. Amount: $175,000. Filed May 25. LP Builders Associates LLC, Walden. Seller: MILR LLC, Walden. Property: 20 Oak St., Walden. Amount: $280,000. Filed May 24.   Matuszewski, Michael, Middletown. Seller: City of Middletown. Property: 27 Academy Ave., Middletown. Amount: $20,824.05. Filed May 24.   Meisner, Sheya, Brooklyn. Seller: North Madison LLC, Spring Valley. Property: 31 N. Madison Ave., Unit 11, Ramapo. Amount: $545,000. Filed May 27.   Mor, Menashe M. and Esther Mor, Monsey. Seller: 302 Blauvelt LLC, Monroe. Property: 302 Blauvelt Road, Unit 203, Ramapo. Amount: $450,000. Filed May 28.   Morotta, Theresa and Felicia Morotta, Brewster. Seller: A&N Associates LLC, Chappaqua. Property: 1308 Eagles Ridge Road, Brewster. Amount: $345,000. Filed May 28.   Rubin, Yaakov, Monsey. Seller: Monsey Realty Group LLC, Monroe. Property: 487 W. Central Ave., Unit 206, Ramapo. Amount: 615,000. Filed May 24.   Russell, Alexander K. and Caitlin M. Russell, New Paltz. Seller: Equity Homes New York II Inc., Montgomery. Property: 38 Fernwood Way, Montgomery. Amount: $560,000. Filed May 24.   Shiloh Business Enterprises LLC, Goshen. Seller: Mark R. Adams and Kerry F. Adams, Carmel. Property: 15 Amawalk Road, Carmel. Amount: $130,000. Filed May 24.   Torres, Edwin E., Brooklyn. Seller: Robert H. Bowman and Associates Inc., New City. Property: 14 Daisy Court, Clarkstown. Amount: $605,000. Filed May 26.   Trophy 1551 LLC, Spring Valley. Seller: Polnet Communications LTD, Pomona. Property: 1551 Route 202, Ramapo. Amount: $750,000. Filed May 28.  

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Village of Kriyas Joel, town of Palm Tree, Monroe. Seller: LMG First Realty LLC, Monroe. Property: 750 Route 32, Woodbury. Amount: $320,900. Filed May 25. Villanueva, Lismary, Bronx. Seller: U.S. Bank Trust National Association, Irving, Texas. Property: 16 Amchair Ave., Middletown. Amount: $268,900. Filed May 24.   Webster, Andrea R., Yonkers. Seller: Saber Laurel LLC, Monsey. Property: 10 Laurel Drive, Stony Point. Amount: $510,000. Filed May 26.   Whitfield, Victoria, Stony Point. Seller: KADKS Horizons LLC, Stony Point. Property: 21 Zachary Taylor St., Stony Point. Amount: $640,000. Filed May 25.   Wolf, Edward A. and Jeanette Wolf, Palm Coast, Florida. Seller: U.S. Bank Trust National Association, Dallas, Texas. Property: 26 Kent Acres Court, Carmel. Amount: $265,000. Filed May 25.   Xrystos and Rayn Realty Management LLC, Bardonia. Seller: Lori Hahn and Alon Hahn, New City. Property: 23 Third St., Clarkstown. Amount: $80,000. Filed May 24.  

JUDGMENTS

Alpha Omega Building Consultants Inc., Valley Cottage. $108,659.88 in favor of Triboro Contractors Supply, Jersey City, New Jersey. Filed May 26.   Altonen, Rhonda, Beacon. $1,433.06 in favor of Jefferson Capital Systems LLC, Saint Cloud, Minnesota. Filed May 24.   Anderson, Virginia, Beacon. $2,653.27 in favor of LVNV Funding LLC, Las Vegas, Nevada. Filed May 27.   Bain, Lynden, Chester. $6,688.30 in favor of LVNV Funding LLC, Las Vegas, Nevada. Filed May 24.   Blackman, Benyomin, Monroe. $5,467.81 in favor of Midland Credit Management Inc., San Diego, California. Filed May 25.   Brown, Maurice and Clariluz Perez, Middletown. $15,093.40 in favor of Maple Fields Homeowners Association Inc., Poughkeepsie. Filed May 25.  

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Facts & Figures Darson, Lelia D., Chester. $5,556.66 in favor of Citibank, Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Filed May 24. Garnot, Samantha, Beacon. $3,785.25 in favor of Portfolio Recovery Associates LLC, Norfolk, Virginia. Filed May 26.   Gelb, Gitty, Monroe. $11,191.60 in favor of Citibank, Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Filed May 24.   Greaves, Scott L., Poughkeepsie. $7,585.79 in favor of Cavalry SPVI LLC, Valhalla. Filed May 26.   Hashimi, Khadija, Middletown. $12,898.74 in favor of JPMorgan Chase Bank, Wilmington, Delaware. Filed May 24.   Henriquez, Daisha, Middletown. $2,367.22 in favor of Unifund CCR LLC, Cincinnati, Ohio. Filed May 24.   Hooten, Alison A., Carmel. $1,710. 83 in favor of Crown Asset Management LLC, Duluth, Georgia. Filed May 25.   Jones, Karen, Middletown. $2,252.93 in favor of Wallace Oil Co., Woodbury. Filed May 24.   Karaqi, Drita, Carmel. $33,252.44 in favor of Hudson Valley Credit Union, Poughkeepsie. Filed May 26.   King, Paula, Mahopac. $1,855.95 in favor of LVNV Funding LLC, Las Vegas, Nevada. Filed May 25.   Li, Shouxi and Shou Xi Li, Elmhurst. $51,352.92 in favor of TBF Financial LLC, Deerfield, Illinois. Filed May 24.   Malpeli, Ermano P., Florida. $22,460.69 in favor of Five Star Bank, Rochester. Filed May 24.   Marino, Martha, Middletown. $3,023.09 in favor of Mobile Life Support Services Inc., New Windsor. Filed May 24.   Meth Law Offices P.C., Chester. $9,242.57 in favor of Lamar Advantage GP Company LLC, Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Filed May 25.   Montague, Gary, Carmel. $1,320.47 in favor of Midland Credit Management Inc., San Diego, California. Filed May 25.  

Mosca, Joanne, Carmel. $1,763.82 in favor of LVNV Funding LLC, Las Vegas, Nevada. Filed May 24. Pitt, Justin B., Walden. $1,895.54 in favor of Orange Regional Medical Center, Middletown. Filed May 24.   Palkosavoury, Amanda, Port Jervis. $4,159.36 in favor of Orange Regional Medical Center, Middletown. Filed May 24.   Raiola, Gianna M, Montgomery. $1,117.74 in favor of Orange Regional Medical Center, Middletown. Filed May 24.   Rivera, William, Middletown. $2,717.82 in favor of Five Star Bank, Rochester. Filed May 24.   Schneider, Noah, Newburgh. $2,498.06 in favor of Orange Regional Medical Center, Middletown. Filed May 24.   Simpson, Alisa, Warwick. $1,891.44 in favor of Orange Regional Medical Center, Middletown. Filed May 24.   Spears, Albert W., Middletown. $2,360.93 in favor of Orange Regional Medical Center, Middletown. Filed May 24.   Szpunar, Slawomir, Monroe. $5,511.14 in favor of Orange Regional Medical Center, Middletown. Filed May 24.   The Underground of Beacon Inc., Beacon. $5,037.74 in favor of 7215-18th Avenue Realty Corp., Shrub Oak. Filed May 26.   Thomas, James, Newburgh. $1,952.01 in favor of LVNV Funding LLC, Las Vegas, Nevada. Filed May 24.   Walker, Jovan L., Bronx. $3,148.99 in favor of Best Buy, Poughkeepsie. Filed May 26.   West, Carolyn, Port Jervis. $3,543.29 in favor of Citibank, Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Filed May 24.   Wolf, Yaron, Monroe. $1,633.27 in favor of Orange Regional Medical Center, Middletown. Filed May 24.   Wynter, Martha, Maybrook. $5,429.38. in favor of Orange Regional Medical Center, Middletown. Filed May 24.  

Y&G Well Done Insulation Corp., Monroe. $92,315.06 in favor of Hamilton Equity Group LLC, Buffalo. Filed May 25.

MECHANIC’S LIENS

14 Arthur Place Realty LLC, as owner. $26,272.17 in favor of Alpine Environmental Consultants Inc., Montgomery. Property: in Goshen. Filed May 24.   Helene Wutz Irrevocable Trust, as owner. $3,567.25 in favor of George Hodosh Associates Architects PC, New York City. Property: 148 Blauvelt Road, Clarkstown. Filed May 26.   Goshen Plaza Associates LLC, as owner. $40,472.22 in favor of J&S Painting LLC, Wappingers Falls. Property: 102 Clowes Ave., Goshen. Filed May 24.   Sheers, James C., as owner. $8,181.35 in favor of Peak Construction. Property: 23 University Road, Beacon. Filed May 26.

NEW BUSINESSES

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

PARTNERSHIPS

Arrows of Honor LTD, P.O. Box 387, Beacon 12508, c/o Shane Hobel, Brad Young and Raimond P. Rethergs. Filed May 26.   Hudson Valley Highline Inc., 72 Colbum Drive, Poughkeepsie 12603, c/o William A. Sepe, Bharat Tharkar and Jolanda G. Jansen. Filed May 24.   Taconic Innovations Foundation Inc., 33 Overlook Terrace, Walden 12586, c/o Mathias Oni-Eseleh, Mathias Oni-Eseleh Jr. and Blessing Oni-Eseleh. Filed May 26.

SOLE PROPRIETORSHIPS

A&D Mobile Pressure Wash Corp., 16 Carnaby St., Apt. 16D, Wappingers Falls 12590, c/o David L. Monet. Filed May 24.   Adem Professional Services, 2 Blue Jay Circle, New City 0956, c/o Wayne Meda. Filed May 25.  

A.G.L. Service Inc., 1011 Cherry Hill Drive, Poughkeepsie 12603, c/o Gustaw Lojek. Filed May 26.            Alo Des Boutique, 30 Farley Drive, West Haverstraw 10993, c/o Destiny H. Zuluaga. Filed May 27.   Balancing The Books Bookkeeping & Strategic Planning Services, 11 Lake Ave., Middletown 10940, c/o Afia Hasin Gloria Eugene. Filed May 28.   Bonilla Car Services, 222 Old Nyack Turnpike, Apt. 5A, Spring Valley 10977, c/o Doris Maeli Contreras Bonilla. Filed May 27.   Bueno Bonito Y Barata, 92 Fitzgerald Drive, Apt. 34b, Middletown 10940, c/o Katty Mariela Bonilla Carranza. Filed May 28.   Chaldean Bookkeeping Services, 810 Blooming Grove Turnpike, Unit 15, New Windsor 12553, c/o Yvonne E. Stephenson-Marasco. Filed May 26.   Chris P Construction, 10 Decker Drive, Washingtonville 10992, c/o Christopher A. Palmer   Cliffhanger Press Iris Jackson, 7 High Point Circle, Newburgh 12550, c/o Ina Jo Segnit. Filed May 28.   Cloud Transportation, 100 Dowd St., Apt. A12, Haverstraw 10927, c/o Edwin B. Atherton. Filed May 24.             Edwin Landscaping, 50 Lincoln St., Sloatsburg 10974, c/o Edwin Mario Henao Delgado. Filed May 26.   Elevation Landscaping, 51 Main St., Garnerville 10923, c/o Amadeo Cordova Dubon. Filed May 24.   Gomez Car Service, 222 Old Nyack Turnpike, Apt. 5A, Spring Valley 10977, c/o Emin Gomez. Filed May 27.   Gun Experiment, 41 Copper Rock Road, Walden 12586, c/o Michael Regulbuto. Filed May 28.   Gustafsons Greens Farm, 637 Jackson Ave., New Windsor 12553, c/o John M. Gustafson. Filed May 28.   Hairfinessebystef, 18 Stella Drive, Spring Valley 10977, c/o Stephanie Francois. Filed May 26.  

Harry Cortez Home Improvement, 60 East Shore Road, Greenwood Lake 10925, c/o Harry Cortez. Filed May 26. HGA Drywall, 101 Carter St., Newburgh 12550, c/o Valentin Artica. Filed May 27.   Honesty Home Care Services, 115 Rockland Lane. Spring Valley 10977. c/o Madeline Blain. Filed May 28.   Industry Coating Inc., 94 Mountain Road, Red Hook 12571, c/o Michelle Baker. Filed May 27.   Jamilu Nails, 200 Route 32, Suite 101, Central Valley 10917, c/o Mirza D. Rodriguez. Filed May 24.   JSB Excel, 22 Strawberry Hill Road, West Nyack 10994, c/o Judith Reyes. Filed May 26.   Laugh it Up! PK Inc., 88 Camp Drive, Rhinebeck 12572, c/o Kristie L. Delong. Filed May 25.   Le Bleu Pools Inc., 65 Deer Ridge Road, Wingdale 12594, c/o Steven Weiss. Filed May 27.   Lighthouse Property Services New York Inc., P.O. Box 504, Stormville 12582, c/o Steven Weiss. Filed May 28.   Lorena Car Services, 270 N. Main St., Apt. 2A, Spring Valley 10977, c/o Carmen Lorena Paredes Calle. Filed May 24.   MAANG05 Inc., 4014 74th St., Elmhurst 11373, c/o Ramesh Shrestha. Filed May 24.               Marjorie Beauty Salon, 450 W. Clarkstown Road, New City 10956, c/o Marjorie P. Estabine. Filed May 26.   Mauricio Taxi Service, 99 Union Road, Apt. C15, Spring Valley 10977, c/o Fabian Mauricio Castro Lopez. Filed May 26.   Mix Smoke Shop Corp., 1890 South Road, Poughkeepsie 12601, c/o Abdullah Abdo. Filed May 25. Narvaez Car Services, 37 Kennedy Drive, West Haverstraw 10993, c/o Juan Carlos Narvaez Sanchez. Filed May 27.  

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Nova Kitchen, 580 Route 303, Suite 7, Blauvelt 10913, c/o Mabel Rosas. Filed May 26. Perotti Architecture P.C., 126 E. Market St., Hyde Park 12538, c/o Joshua Boyd Perotti. Filed May 27.   Pomavilla Taxi Service, 65 S. Main St., Apt. 7, Pearl River 0965, c/o Cesar B. Pomavilla. Filed May 25.   Quality Landscaping, 211 N. Pascack Road, Spring Valley 10977, c/o Melvin A. Sandoval Monroy. Filed May 24.   Regulation Eight, 1702 Parr Lake Drive, Newburgh 12550, c/o Michael Regulbuto. Filed May 28.   Safe Harbor Management Solutions, 15 Ridgeview Terrace, Goshen 10924, c/o Janee Jacqueline Johann Bricourt. Filed May 25.   Sam Construction, 11 Brook Drive, Monroe 10949, c/o Roque Sampayo Vera. Filed May 26.   Sabor Mobile Food Truck, 11 Nordica Circle, Stony Point 10980, c/o Rafael Vicencio Ortega. Filed May 27.   The Gutter Guy for all your Gutter Need Inc., 2419 Route 82, Unit 2, Lagrangeville 12540, c/o James Black. Filed May 24.   Vocarium Author Services, 3 E Evergreen Road, No.1137, New City 10956, c/o Zoe Vija Ames. Filed May 27.

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Facts & Figures BUILDING PERMITS Commercial A.P. Construction Co., Stamford, contractor for Greenwich Plaza Inc. Perform replacement alterations at 2 Greenwich Plaza, Greenwich. Estimated cost: $28,000. Filed April 2021. Fogel, Marc, contractor for Glenbrook Center LLC. Place four locking cages to hold empty and full propane bottles in front of the store at 473 Hope St., Stamford. Estimated cost: $4,800. Filed April 26. Galeano, Alejandro, contractor for Gateway Harbor Point Planned Community. Install one set of face-lit channel letters at north elevation and one set of face-lit channel letters on west elevation at 400 Washington Blvd., Stamford. Estimated cost: $42,000. Filed April 30. Gesualdi, Louis, contractor for Myano West LLC. Renovate dentist office at 2001 W. Main St., Stamford. Estimated cost: $250,000. Filed April 23. Grillo, Paul, contractor for the city of Stamford. Erect a tent at 1349 Newfield Ave., Stamford. Estimated cost: $N/A. Filed April 26. Hulse, Brian, contractor for Roy Realty LLC. Remove existing underground storage tanks/piping and install 6,000-gallon underground tanks and piping at 179 Shippan Ave., Stamford. Estimated cost: $50,000. Filed April 12. Kuttamperoor, Togi, contractor for P. Silberman Inc. Paint new business nonilluminated sign at 633 Hope St., Stamford. Estimated cost: $4,000. Filed April 6. Laoutaris, George, contractor for Myano West LLC. Renovate dentist office at 2001 W. Main St., Stamford. Estimated cost: $320,000. Filed April 20. Items appearing in the Fairfield County Business Journal’s On The Record section are compiled from various sources, including public records made available to the media by federal, state and municipal agencies and the court system. While every effort is made to ensure the accuracy of this information, no liability is assumed for errors or omissions. In the case of legal action, the records cited are open to public scrutiny and should be inspected before any action is taken.

Lederman, Dave, contractor for Soundview Farms LLC. Re-roof cafeteria upper flat roof at 88 Gatehouse Road, Stamford. Estimated cost: $18,276. Filed April 26. Livingston Builders LLC, Greenwich, contractor for Nolan Thomas Properties LLC. Perform replacement alterations at 242 Sound Beach Ave., Old Greenwich. Estimated cost: $56,700. Filed April 2021. Malki, Amal, contractor for HP Gateway Unit Two Owner LLC. Alter tower to accommodate Charter Communications as new tenant at 400 Washington Blvd., Stamford. Estimated cost: $67,878,536. Filed April 29. Malki, Amal, contractor for Harbor Drive Acquisitions LLC. Add a card reader glass door with sidelight and sheetrock header. Demolish one glass office front and wood door and patch carpet, ceiling and paint-affected areas at 208 Harbor Drive, Stamford. Estimated cost: $45,215. Filed April 1. Oceanview Pool and Patio, Southport, contractor for Mary K. and Richard Duke. Construct in-ground swimming pool, spa and safety barrier at 116 Cutler Road, Greenwich. Estimated cost: $150,000. Filed April 2021. Total Transformation, Stamford, contractor for 34 E. Putnam Ave. Remove partition wall, replace existing floor with tile, paint entire store, provide plumbing for kitchen and build metal frame at 34 E. Putnam Ave., Greenwich. Estimated cost: $51,154. Filed April 2021. Wagner Pools, Darien, contractor for Dana Carey and Casey Carey. Construct in-ground swimming pool, spa and safety barrier at 564 North St., Greenwich. Estimated cost: $150,000. Filed April 2021.

Residential Bradford Estates LLC, Darien, contractor for Marcela and James Grover. Add second floor above one-story area along with some interior renovations at 21 Spring St., Riverside. Estimated cost: $150,000. Filed April 2021. Coyle Modular Homes, Newtown, contractor for Anthony Nappo. Construct a new single-family home, with finished basement at 3 Whitney Drive, Greenwich. Estimated cost: $2,100,000. Filed April 2021.

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Coyle Modular Homes, Newtown, contractor for Anthony Nappo. Build new pool house at 3 Whitney Drive, Greenwich. Estimated cost: $200,000. Filed April 2021.

Garcia-Diego, Cindy, contractor for Ahmed Noor U. and Khatun Aysha, et al. Renovate kitchen and bathroom on first floor at 22 Ann St., Stamford. Estimated cost: $10,000. Filed April 14.

DeCoster, Alain G., Greenwich, contractor for Alain G. DeCoster. Add one story for pool house, indoor pool, bathroom, vestibule and basement and Mechanical room at 38 Woodside Drive, Greenwich. Estimated cost: $425,000. Filed April 2021.

Gelb, Tracy, contractor for Andrew and Sarah S. Smith, et al. Install ice- and water-barrier systems on entire front and right roof decks of main house, install new 16 oz. copper chimney flashings on rear flat roof, install new 16 oz. copper roofs to sidewall front dormer flashings for asphalt roof, including removal and re-installation of the siding as needed for front asphalt roof, install swift-start starter shingles on all rake and drip edges for front asphalt roof, install all aluminum perimeter drip and rake edge metals for areas replaced and install all new aluminum roof boots with neoprene gaskets on rear flat roof and install two new box vents on flat roof at 25 Brundage St., Stamford. Estimated cost: $11,561. Filed April 9.

Falcon, Angelina, contractor for Jean Yves and Franchette Laguerre, et al. Install 17 roof-top solar panels at 193 W. Broad St., Stamford. Estimated cost: $18,386. Filed April 15. Farquharson, Scott, contractor for Lauren H. Candela-Katz and Michael L. Katz, et al. Remove existing deck and construct new deck and install vinyl siding for existing house at 15 Ridgecrest Road, Stamford. Estimated cost: $55,000. Filed April 8. Foti, John, contractor for Lisa Murace. Remodel existing single-family home, enlarge front foyer and remodel kitchen and baths, replace windows, roofing and siding at 115 Prudence Drive, Stamford. Estimated cost: $250,000. Filed April 30. Fraga, Miguel, contractor for Marc and Robin B. Schultz, et al. Install in-ground pool, patio and walls at 129 Emery Drive East, Stamford. Estimated cost: $100,000. Filed April 29. Gallant, Eric, contractor for Jenny D Albrycht. Install 22kw Honeywell generator and run plastic gas line in trench extending 20 feet to new generator at 25 Bend of River Lane, Stamford. Estimated cost: $N/A. Filed April 14. Gallant, Eric, contractor for Ricardo and Maria E. Silvagni et al. Replace existing generator with new 17kw Cummins behind house at 115 Dundee Road, Stamford. Estimated cost: $10,000. Filed April 21. Gallant, Eric, contractor for Tom Papp, et al. Remove existing siding and replace with cedar impressions vinyl siding at 110 Dunn Ave., Stamford. Estimated cost: $3,120. Filed April 15. Garcia-Diego, Cindy, contractor for Rita D. Montenegro, et al. Convert single-family home to two-family residence and include relocation of sheds and condenser, legalize existing basement apartment, which was constructed without permits and excavate for cellar apartment at 33 Claremont St., Stamford. Estimated cost: $3,800. Filed April 30.

Gelb, Tracy, contractor for Joseph and Elaine M. Lanzillotti, et al. Install ice and water barrier systems on entire roof deck, install two new 16 oz. copper chimney flashings, remove existing siding and re-install the siding with aluminum perimeter drip and rakeedge metals, install new aluminum roof boots with neoprene gaskets and install new asphalt shingles at 40 Davenport Farm Lane West, Stamford. Estimated cost: $38,146. Filed April 29. Gilbert, William, contractor for Michael Sherman Revocable Living Trust. Remodel master bathroom at 19 Farm Hill Road, Stamford. Estimated cost: $50,000. Filed April 28. Glassman, Andrew, contractor for the town of Stamford Rippowam Middle School Magnet 2021 annual blanket permit for Stamford Board of Education trade workers at 381 High Ridge Road, Stamford. Estimated cost: $5,000. Filed April 27. Gottehrer Gail, contractor for Gail Gottehrer. Install generator at 15 Albert Place, Stamford. Estimated cost: $10,000. Filed April 5. Grencom Associates, Old Greenwich, contractor for Grencom Associates. Perform replacement alterations at 1445 E. Putnam Ave., Old Greenwich. Estimated cost: $75,000. Filed April 2021. Griffin, Ashley, contractor for Ashley N. Griffin. Renovate kitchen, cabinets, tile, appliances, and remove part of a nonload bearing wall, tile half-bath floor and reinstall existing plumbing fixtures at 168 Belltown Road, Unit E4, Stamford. Estimated cost: $10,000. Filed April 21.

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Guambana, Deyci, contractor for Deyci A. Guambana and Eusebio David Moposita, et al. Finish basement with insulation, sheetrock and add a bathroom at 23 Depinedo Ave., Stamford. Estimated cost: $15,000. Filed April 13.

Luraschi, Rebecca, contractor for James C. Fleischer and Allan E. Regan, et al. Add 655 composite deck 20’ by 34’ on two different elevations at 45 Bellmere Ave., Stamford. Estimated cost: $43,000. Filed April 9.

Huber, Jeff, contractor for Balaji Krishnamoorthy. Update kitchen, replace cabinets, refrigerator, dishwasher, stove, counters and floor at 444 Bedford St., Unit 3R, Stamford. Estimated cost: $15,000. Filed April 23.

Macri, Nicholas, contractor for Estate of Denis Kaplan. Renovate existing bath and kitchen at 309 Blackberry Drive, Stamford. Estimated cost: $80,000. Filed April 8.

Jakubcin, Dusan, contractor for Dusan Jakubcin, et al. Build a new two-car detached garage at 59 Munko Drive, Stamford. Estimated cost: $18,000. Filed April 28. Kancir, Andrew, contractor for Andrew J. and Marie A. Kanci,r et al. Install a prefab two-car detached garage and install five window dormers to main house at 43 Kensington Road, Stamford. Estimated cost: $34,000. Filed April 23. Karell, Justo, contractor for Alan and Emily Camillo, et al. Construct a spa supported by concrete slab reinforced with rebar. Spa will be surrounded by grade level 10’x30’ composite deck at 135 Wood Ridge Drive South, Stamford. Estimated cost: $11,000. Filed April 29. Katz, Mark, contractor for Rona Katz. Remodel kitchen and change window to a door at 43 Rolling Wood Drive, Stamford. Estimated cost: $50,000. Filed April 23. Landon, Ari, contractor for Ari L. and Stephanie N. Landon, et al. Renovate the bathroom at 48 Woodledge Road, Stamford. Estimated cost: $14,700. Filed April 1. Lee, Sung, contractor for Ismael Gonzalez. Install roof-top rail-less solar meter; no structural upgrades required at 22 Palmer Ave., Stamford. Estimated cost: $14,616. Filed April 7. Lee, Sung, contractor for Estate of Herman L. Deveaux. Install roof-top, rail-less solar modules 4.2 Kw meter No. 2; no structural support required at 22 Palmer Ave., Stamford. Estimated cost: $14,616. Filed April 6. Los, Yuriy, contractor for Melissa A Martin and Nicholas A. Kays, et al. Remove old shingles, ice shield, ply taping, synthetic underlayment and architectural asphalt shingles at 249 Loveland Road, Stamford. Estimated cost: $13,800. Filed April 9.

Maidique, Mark, contractor for Cameron and Kathleen Braun, et al. Renovate bathrooms and kitchen at 14 Hickory Drive, Stamford. Estimated cost: $100,000. Filed April 26. Marks, Sydney, contractor for Sydney P. Marks. et al. Add a dormer to the back of house, create a master bedroom upstairs, remove existing roof and re-roof at 79 Rachelle Ave., Stamford. Estimated cost: $17,500. Filed April 6. Mateusiak, Bob, contractor for Christopher J. Wolfe. Replace asphalt shingles on entire roof with all necessary accessories at 30 Davenport Farm Lane East, Stamford. Estimated cost: $57,346. Filed April 8. Northwood Construction LLC, Stamford, contractor for Julie M. Greto. Add second floor and interior alterations to the first floor at 65 Glenville St., Greenwich. Estimated Cost: $95,000. Filed April 2021. Song, Jim and Xu Ye, Old Greenwich, contractor for Jim Song and Xu Ye. Add two bedrooms and a bathroom on the second floor, add a half bath on the first floor at 20 Watch Tower Lane, Old Greenwich. Estimated Cost: $150,000. Filed April 2021. Stevenson, Graig H. and Adai, Greenwich, contractor for Craig and Adai Stevenson. Remove masonry and steel framing on chimney and replace with stone veneer at 16 Deer Park Drive, Greenwich. Estimated cost: $40,000. Filed April 2021. Warsaw Home Improvement, Riverside, contractor for Hernan J. and Dalesma Drieghe. Remodel master bathroom, powder room and guest bathroom at 11 Bennett St., Old Greenwich. Estimated cost: $50,000. Filed April 2021. Wernert Association Inc., Cos Cob, contractor for Charles Spada. Remove existing roof and re-roof, replace siding, garage door and insulation at 62 Mooreland Road, Greenwich. Estimated cost: $42,000. Filed April 2021.


Facts & Figures COURT CASES Bridgeport Superior Court Bonaventura, Wilma, heirs and/or beneficiaries, et al, Bridgeport. Filed by Benchmark Municipal Tax Services Ltd., Bridgeport. Plaintiff’s attorney: Juda J. Epstein Law Office, Bridgeport. Action: The plaintiff is the current owner of the lien and defendant is the owner of the real property on which the unpaid property taxes were assessed. The plaintiff claims foreclosure of lien, monetary damages in excess of $15,000, exclusive of interest and costs and such other further relief the court deems appropriate. Case no. FBT-CV-21-6105219-S. Filed April 6. Goldwyn, Judith, Milford. Filed by Kevin Johnson, Bridgeport. Plaintiff’s attorney: Delucia & Levine LLC, Bridgeport. Action: The plaintiff suffered a collision allegedly caused by the defendant and sustained severe damages and injuries. The plaintiff seeks monetary damages in excess of $15,000, exclusive of interest and costs and such other further relief the court deems appropriate. Case no. FBTCV-21-6105222-S. Filed April 6. Mueses-Garcia, Gabriela, et al, Stamford. Filed by Andrea Hackney, Bridgeport. Plaintiff’s attorney: Bradley Denkovich & Karayiannis PC, Bridgeport. Action: The plaintiff suffered a collision allegedly caused by the defendant and sustained severe damages and injuries. The plaintiff seeks monetary damages in excess of $15,000, exclusive of interest and costs and such other further relief the court deems appropriate. Case no. FBT-CV-21-6105417-S. Filed April 14. Nieves-Santos, Miguel, et al, Redding, Pennsylvania. Filed by Jeremy I Rodriguez, Bridgeport. Plaintiff’s attorney: Miller Rosnick D’Amico August & Butler P, Bridgeport. Action: The plaintiff suffered a collision allegedly caused by the defendant and sustained severe damages and injuries. The plaintiff seeks monetary damages in excess of $15,000, exclusive of interest and costs and such other further relief the court deems appropriate. Case no. FBT-CV-21-6105071-S. Filed March 31.

Old Dominion Insurance Company, et al, Jacksonville, Florida. Filed by Bertha Sigua-Guaman, Bridgeport. Plaintiff’s attorney: Victor M. Ferrante, Bridgeport. Action: The plaintiff suffered a collision allegedly caused by the defendant and sustained severe damages and injuries. The plaintiff seeks monetary damages in excess of $15,000, exclusive of interest and costs and such other further relief the court deems appropriate. Case no. FBT-CV-21-6105441-S. Filed April 14.

Danbury Superior Court Campbell, Scott T., et al, Danbury. Filed by Union Savings Bank, Danbury. Plaintiff’s attorney: Christopher Gerard Winans, Danbury. Action: The plaintiff is the owner of a mortgage for which the defendants failed to pay installments of principal and interest. The plaintiff claims foreclosure of the mortgage, immediate possession of the mortgage premises, monetary damages in excess of $15,000, exclusive of interest and costs and such other further relief the court deems appropriate. Case no. DBD-CV-21-6038905-S. Filed March 29. DiBacco, Morgan V., et al, Somers. Filed by Alberto J. Gomez-Cruz, Danbury. Plaintiff’s attorney: Ventura Law, Danbury. Action: The plaintiff suffered a collision allegedly caused by the defendant and sustained severe damages and injuries. The plaintiff seeks monetary damages in excess of $15,000, exclusive of interest and costs and such other further relief the court deems appropriate. Case no. DBD-CV-21-6038790-S. Filed March 17. Dodd, Arica C., et al, Middletown. Filed by Woodcreek Village Condominium Association Inc., Danbury. Plaintiff’s attorney: Collins Hannafin PC, Danbury. Action: The plaintiff provides assessment of common expenses in all units in a condominium where the defendant is owner of one of the units. The defendant has an outstanding balance due to pay for common assessments, inclusive of late fees and charges. The plaintiff claims a foreclosure of the condominium common charge lien, possession of the premises, monetary damages in excess of $2,500, exclusive of interest and costs and such other further relief the court deems appropriate. Case no. DBD-CV-216038478-S. Filed Feb. 11.

Goncalves-de Souza, Elisabete, et al, Danbury. Filed by Julia Marin, Danbury. Plaintiff’s attorney: The Flood Law Firm LLC, Middletown. Action: The plaintiff suffered a collision allegedly caused by the defendant and sustained severe damages and injuries. The plaintiff seeks monetary damages in excess of $15,000, exclusive of interest and costs and such other further relief the court deems appropriate. Case no. DBDCV-21-6038716-S. Filed March 10.

Henderson, Carol Herring, et al, Stamford. Filed by Inderpreet Singh, Stamford. Plaintiff’s attorney: Schnitzler Law LLC, Fairfield. Action: The plaintiff suffered a collision allegedly caused by the defendant and sustained severe damages and injuries. The plaintiff seeks monetary damages in excess of $15,000, exclusive of interest and costs and such other further relief the court deems appropriate. Case no. FST-CV-21-6051379-S. Filed March 21.

Plaisimond, Herold, et al, Wyandanch, New York. Filed by Jason Asselin, Brookfield. Plaintiff’s attorney: Edwards Trial Law, Danbury. Action: The plaintiff suffered a collision allegedly caused by the defendant and sustained severe damages and injuries. The plaintiff seeks monetary damages in excess of $15,000, exclusive of interest and costs and such other further relief the court deems appropriate. Case no. DBD-CV-21-6038894-S. Filed March 26.

Reynolds, Helen R., et al, Stamford. Filed by Greenbriar Condominium Association Inc., Stamford. Plaintiff’s attorney: Ackerly & Ward, Stamford. Action: The plaintiff provides assessment of common expenses in all units in a condominium where the defendant is owner of one of the units. The defendant has an outstanding balance due to pay for common assessments, including late fees and charges. The plaintiff claims a foreclosure of its condominium common charge lien, possession of the premises, monetary damages in excess of $2,500, exclusive of interest and costs and such other further relief the court deems appropriate. Case no. FST-CV-216051198-S. Filed April 6.

Stamford Superior Court Bobik, Doris, et al, Stamford. Filed by One Strawberry Hill Association Inc., Stamford. Plaintiff’s attorney: Ackerly & Ward, Stamford. Action: The plaintiff provides assessment of common expenses in all units in a condominium where the defendant is owner of one of the units. The defendant has an outstanding balance due for common assessments, including late fees and other charges. The plaintiff claims a foreclosure of its condominium common charge lien, possession of the premises, monetary damages in excess of $2,500, exclusive of interest and costs and such other further relief the court deems appropriate. Case no. FST-CV-21-6051087-S. Filed March 30. Giron, Jalissa Eileen, et al, Cos Cob. Filed by Justin Rizzo, Greenwich. Plaintiff’s attorney: The Schwartzberg Law Firm, Stamford. Action: The plaintiff suffered a collision allegedly caused by the defendant and sustained severe damages and injuries. The plaintiff seeks monetary damages in excess of $15,000, exclusive of interest and costs and such other further relief the court deems appropriate. Case no. FST-CV-21-6051248-S. Filed March 9.

Sy Chan, Samuel Christian, et al, New York, New York. Filed by Paula Sanchez, Mamaroneck, New York. Plaintiff’s attorney: Goff Law Group LLC, West Hartford. Action: The plaintiff suffered a collision allegedly caused by the defendant and sustained severe damages and injuries. The plaintiff seeks monetary damages in excess of $15,000, exclusive of interest and costs and such other further relief the court deems appropriate. Case no. FSTCV-21-6051351-S. Filed April 19.

DEEDS Commercial 0 Edison Avenue Realty Inc., Yonkers, New York. Seller: 48 Richland Road LLC, Greenwich. Property: 48 Richland Road, Greenwich. Amount: $1,535,000. Filed April 28. 2 Harbor View LLC, Norwalk. Seller: Robert Obernier and Rosemarie Obernier, Norwalk. Property: 2 Harbor View Ave., Norwalk. Amount: $1. Filed April 22.

6 Khakum Drive LLC, Greenwich. Seller: Zhong Heng 999 Company LLC, Diamond Bar, California. Property: 6 Khakum Drive, Greenwich. Amount: $4,600,000. Filed April 28.

Antunes, Diogo, South Salem, New York. Seller: Sarah Anne Valenti, Stamford. Property: 44 Strawberry Hill Ave., Unit 10P, Stamford. Amount: $234,900. Filed April 28.

84 Orchard LLC, Cos Cob. Seller: Nicholas J. Adamucci, Greenwich. Property: 84 Orchard St., Cos Cob. Amount: $N/A. Filed April 28.

Benedict, Roseann and Scott Benedict, Greenwich. Seller: David N. Lucey, Old Greenwich. Property: Unit 409, Greenwich Green Condominium 1, Greenwich. Amount: $290,000. Filed April 28.

BBB Investors LLC, Fairfield. Seller: Edward J. Fitzgerald, Norwalk. Property: 7 Clarmore Drive, Unit 1A, Norwalk. Amount: $136,000. Filed April 20. Ehrilch, Frank and Susan Ehrlich, Rowayton. Seller: Rowayton Yacht Club, Norwalk. Property: Unit 191, Rowayton Yacht Club. Norwalk. Amount: $24,000. Filed April 21. Fearon, Sharon M. and Michael Anthony Fearon, Stamford. Seller: Party of Four LLC, Darien. Property: 70 Strawberry Hill Ave., Unit 6-2D, Stamford. Amount: $204,000. Filed April 28. Hjerpe IV, Edward J., Greenwich. Seller: Stoupnitzky Family LLC, Greenwich. Property: 40 W. Elm St., Unit 2C, Greenwich. Amount: $495,000. Filed April 27. Lehmann, Maryann, Darien. Seller: R.M.S. Holdings LLC, Stamford. Property: 39 Maple Tree Ave., Unit 8, Norwalk. Amount: $550,000. Filed April 26. Merrins, Amiee Johnson, Riverside. Seller: Maritimus Connecticut LLC, Greenwich. Property: 95 Indian Head Road, Riverside. Amount: $N/A. Filed April 26. Sedacca Property Management LLC, Norwalk. Seller: Aprilyn Capacia, Norwalk. Property: 300 Flax Hill Road, Unit 28E, Norwalk. Amount: $341,500. Filed April 19.

Residential Albertson, Donna G. and Daniel Pinkel, New York, New York. Seller: Frederick L. Buddenhagen, Old Greenwich. Property: 51 Forest Ave, Unit 40, Old Greenwich. Amount: $558,000. Filed April 27.

Boston, Hugh Chester and Sarah McCready Boston, Greenwich. Seller: M. Kenneth Witover, Greenwich. Property: 28 Pleasant Lane, Greenwich. Amount: $N/A. Filed April 26. Burns, Colin and Christine Higgins, Bronxville, New York. Seller: Kate E. Reid, Greenwich. Property: 21 Hartford Ave., Greenwich. Amount: $1. Filed April 29. Burns, Mary K., Fairfield. Seller: John D. Peto and Elizabeth A. Peto, Fairfield. Property: 1446 Cross Highway, Fairfield. Amount: $1,350,000. Filed April 27. Capacia, Aprilyn, Norwalk. Seller: Michael Angelo Tromba and Kimberly Graham Tromba, Norwalk. Property: 77 Broad St., Norwalk. Amount: $476,800. Filed April 22. Cassell, Conception and Steven M. Cassell, Fairfield. Seller: Vijay A. Mareddy and Fatima J. Thirumalareddy, Fairfield. Property: 21 Palmer Bridge, Fairfield. Amount: $750,000. Filed April 29. Charles, Sidney, Stamford. Seller: David Roman, Wilton. Property: 20 Sniffen St., Unit 20A, Norwalk. Amount: $302,000. Filed April 23. Choephel, Eleni T. and Cheolsoon I. Choephel, New Haven. Seller: Susan Christolini, Watertown. Property: 124 Woodside Green, Unit 2A, Stamford. Amount: $181,000. Filed April 27. Crowe, Niall and Margaret McCannon, Stamford. Seller: Tina B. Montani and David M. Montani, Fairfield. Property: 58 Salem Road, Fairfield. Amount: $961,250. Filed April 28. Diaz, Gonzalo J., et al, Fairfield. Seller: Graciela Rodriguez, Darien. Property: 70 Lakeview Drive, Fairfield. Amount: $549,000. Filed April 26.

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Facts & Figures Erensen, Timothy and Chantal Von Saher Erensen, Greenwich. Seller: Herman H. Raspe and Adele Raspe, Greenwich. Property: Lot 9, Stanwich Road, Greenwich. Amount: $3.950,000. Filed April 27.

Miller, Nelle and William Norberg, New York, New York. Seller: Ian Jordan and Keely Jordan, Greenwich. Property: 10 Pine Ridge Road, Greenwich. Amount: $1. Filed April 29.

Farley, Michael and Kathleen Farley, Darien. Seller: Javier Padilla, Norwalk. Property: 97 W. Norwalk Road, Unit 12, Norwalk. Amount: $460,000. Filed April 20.

Ogilvie, Douglas and Jolina Ogilvie, Fairfield. Seller: Jonathan L. Passmore and Carol A. Passmore, San Francisco, California. Property: 486 Fairfield Beach Road, Fairfield. Amount: $1,750,000. Filed April 30.

Fiebiger, Barbara Ann, Norwalk. Seller: Michael Cosenza and Olivia Walzak Cosenza, Fairfield. Property: 61 Buena Vista Road, Fairfield. Amount: $539,000. Filed April 30. Giraldo, Fernando L. and Maria Carmen Gil Delgado, New York, New York. Seller: Lauren Audibert and John Audibert, Stamford. Property: 140 Forest St., Unit 140, Stamford. Amount: $640,000. Filed April 29. Heckel, Philipp C. and Lena Gesche Marian Heckel, Fairfield. Seller: Adam M. Colberg, Fairfield. Property: 128 Granville St., Fairfield. Amount: $574,000. Filed April 27. Krishnan, Madurai and Sashikala Krishnan, Greenwich. Seller: Mark Schroeder, Greenwich. Property: Unit 9, Lyon Farm Condominium East, Greenwich. Amount: $10. Filed April 29. Lew-Hanson, Kimball, Norwalk. Seller: Jacqueline A. Coppola and Victor Coppola, Norwalk. Property: 50 Aiken St., Unit 373, Norwalk. Amount: $239,000. Filed April 21. Lucenti, Valerie Brutus and Biagio Lucenti, Greenwich. Seller: Richard D. Bruce and Mary H. Bruce, Indian Beach, North Carolina. Property: Old Camp Lane, Greenwich. Amount: $1,750,000. Filed April 26. Lysohor, Vasyl, Norwalk. Seller: Shari Valenzano, Norwalk. Property: 208 Flax Hill Road, 7, Norwalk. Amount: $240,000. Filed April 19. Mandujano, Luis, et al, Norwalk. Seller: Emmanuel A. Zizzo, Norwalk. Property: 27 King St., Norwalk. Amount: $524,000. Filed April 21. Mejia Matos, Milagros and Erica Hurtado, Stamford. Seller: Miroslav Sloboda and Lucia Nagyova, Norwalk. Property: 15 Styles Lane, Norwalk. Amount: $490,000. Filed April 22.

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Pavlacka, Anthony and Tiarah L. Chavez, Stamford. Seller: David Heinzinger and Petra Heinzinger, Norwalk. Property: 123 Old Belden Hill Road, Unit 29, Norwalk. Amount: $381,000. Filed April 19. Punishill, James and Tanya Barret, Greenwich. Seller: Kate Taylor, Greenwich. Property: 98 Prospect St., Greenwich. Amount: $725,000. Filed April 27. Rozentsvayg, Mikhail and Larisa Pecherskaya, Brooklyn, New York. Seller: Elena M. Coppola, Stamford. Property: 50 Glenbrook Road, Unit 5G, Stamford. Amount: $227,000. Filed April 26. Sacks, Kathryn M. and Christian F. Colon, New York, New York. Seller: Brian J. Uhl and Kate Dianni Uhl, Stamford. Property: 25 Leonard St., Stamford. Amount: $610,000. Filed April 26. Schneider, Jeffrey and Allison Hertzberg, Jersey City, New Jersey, Seller: Caroline Gillespie Greer, Stamford. Property: 427 Eden Road, Stamford. Amount: $1. Filed April 30. Schwartz, Iris and Abraham Schwatrz, Greenwich. Seller: Michael Jonathan Vannelli, Greenwich. Property: 1004 Riverstone of Greenwich, Greenwich. Amount: $750,000. Filed April 28. Sherwood, Christopher William and Jacqueline Thompson Sherwood, Fairfield. Seller: Juan R. Lopez, Monroe. Property: 560 Brookside Drive, Fairfield. Amount: $410,000. Filed April 26. Simon, Gerald and Eleanor Simon, Millwood, New York. Seller: Joy L. Schwartz and Barry J. Schwartz, Stamford. Property: 118 Dogwood Court, Stamford. Amount: $950,000. Filed April 29. Stern, Sydney and Conor Heraty, Stamford. Seller: Christopher Downey, Stamford. Property: 66 Muriel Drive, Stamford. Amount: $460,000. Filed April 26.

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Sullivan, Kevin Crawford and Jessica Rogers Sullivan, Stamford. Seller: Robert Hennemuth and Paula S. Hennemuth, Stamford. Property: 54 Oakdale Road, Stamford. Amount: $844,500. Filed April 29.

Cordova, Angela K., Stamford, by Shauna Rose-Larmond. Lender: Oceanside Mortgage Company, 55 Main St., Toms River, New Jersey. Property: 19 Ashton Road, Stamford. Amount: $419,979. Filed April 16.

Scully, Alicia, Greenwich, by Jonathan T. Hoffman. Lender: Ringewood Savings Bank 1981 Marcus Ave., Suite 110, Lake Success, New York. Property: 79 Putnam Park, Unit 79, Greenwich. Amount: $463,500. Filed April 16.

Tellis, Priscilla, New Rochelle, New York. Seller: Angela Cotton, et al, Norwalk. Property: 71 Aiken St., Unit C2, Norwalk. Amount: $325,000. Filed April 20.

Ernye, Richard K. and Marie T. Ernye, Fairfield, by Rosemarie D. Young. Lender: Quicken Loans LLC, 1050 Woodward Ave., Detroit, Michigan. Property: 166 Bullard St., Fairfield. Amount: $347,000. Filed April 16.

Toi, Cristina and Stefan Toi, Fairfield, by Paul A. Keily. Lender: Guaranteed Rate Affinity, LLC 1800 W. Larchmont Ave., Chicago, Illinois. Property: 112 Smedley Road, Fairfield. Amount: $530,100. Filed April 13.

Frame, Thomas and Pamela Frame, Greenwich, by Albert T. Strazza. Lender: Morgan Stanley Private Bank, 4270 Ivy Pointe Blvd, Suite 400, Cincinnati, Ohio. Property: 156 Taconic Road, Greenwich. Amount: $750,000. Filed April 12.

Trujillo, Anthony J., Norwalk, by Seth J. Arnowitz. Lender: Fairfield County Bank, 150 Danbury Road, Ridgefield. Property: 49 Day St., Unit 303, Norwalk. Amount: $71,000. Filed April 15.

Trotti, Grace and Vincent Abruzzese, Greenwich. Seller: Frank A. Martins and Darlene L. Caffyn, Greenwich. Property: 5 Glen St., Unit 206, Greenwich. Amount: $0. Filed April 28. Varga, Robert, Norwalk. Seller: Edward Vail, Norwalk. Property: 83 & 85 Washington Street Condominium, Unit 2-1, Norwalk. Amount: $232,500. Filed April 23. Vejar Valenzuela, Fernando Francisco and Alejandra Rivera Lopez, Rowayton. Seller: Matthew Malichio and Jennifer Malichio, Rowayton. Property: 18 Ledge Road, Rowayton. Amount: $805,000. Filed April 21. Wen, Jiantao, Stamford. Seller: Robert P. Covino, Beacon Falls. Property: 37 Greenwich Ave., Unit 2-10, Stamford. Amount: $203,000. Filed April 27.

MORTGAGES Bazan, Christopher and Aida Catalina Lopez, Norwalk, by Robert J. Yamin. Lender: Savings Bank of Danbury, 220 Main St., Danbury. Property: 91 Newtown Ave., Norwalk. Amount: $311,250. Filed April 12. Bueti, Anthony N. and Claudia Bueti, Greenwich, by Gary D, Levigne, Lender: USAlliance Federal Credit Union, 300 Apollo Drive, Chelmsford, Massachusetts. Property: 123 Stanwich Road, Greenwich. Amount: $175,000. Filed April 15. Chagares, Paula, Norwalk, by Steven D. Smith. Lender: JPMorgan Chase Bank NA, 1111 Polaris Pkwy., Columbus, Ohio. Property: 11 Pond Ridge Lane, Norwalk. Amount: $601,450. Filed April 14. Cicerello, Gary and Daniel Barros, Norwalk, by Sistt Gerard. Lender: Citizens Bank NA, 1 Citizens Plaza, Providence, Rhode Island. Property: 27 Prices Pine Road, Norwalk. Amount: $620,000. Filed April 13.

Guanzon, Rachellet, Stamford, by Alexander Rudock. Lender: Carrington Mortgage Services LLC, 1600 S. Douglass Road, Suites 100 and 200-A, Anaheim, California. Property: 120 Ringewood Ave., Stamford. Amount: $338,500. Filed April 12. Kiely, Susan M., Fairfield, by George Stevens. Lender: Total Mortgages Services LLC, 185 Plains Road, Milford. Property: 71 Roanoke Ave., Fairfield. Amount: $93,000. Filed April 15. Marino, Sarah and Jason Marino, Stamford, by Emmet P. Hibson. Lender: Nationstar Mortgage LLC, 8950 Cypress Waters Blvd., Dallas, Texas. Property: 36 Mitchell St., Stamford. Amount: $332,200. Filed April 13. McGeady, Kyle, Fairfield, by Nicola Corea. Lender: JPMorgan Chase Bank NA, 1111 Polaris Pkwy., Columbus, Ohio. Property: 442 Morehouse Highway, Fairfield. Amount: $419,300. Filed April 14. Mehta, Deepa and Darsh Mehta, Stamford, by Beth A. Grassette. Lender: Citizens Bank NA, 1000 Technology Drive, O’Fallon, Missouri. Property: 865 High Ridge Road, Unit 8, Stamford. Amount: $390,000. Filed April 15. Palmieri, John J. and Joelle L. Palmieri, Fairfield, by Kathryn L. Braun. Lender: Quicken Loans LLC, 1050 Woodward Ave., Detroit, Michigan. Property: 88 Juniper Lane, Southport. Amount: $742,888. Filed April 13. Pocock, Richard H. and Sarah A. Pocock, Old Greenwich, by Stuart Welkovich. Lender: Webster Bank NA, 145 Bank St., Waterbury. Property: 6 North Ridge Road, Old Greenwich. Amount: $235,900. Filed April 13.

Velazquez, Hannah and Felipe Velazquez, Norwalk, by Gregory G. Andriunas. Lender: Magnolia Bank Inc., 637 S. Lincoln Blvd., P.O. Box 264, Property: 25 Devon Ave., Norwalk. Amount: $346,500. Filed April 16. Vitiello, Ester M., Greenwich, by Shambu Rao. Lender: People’s United Bank NA, 850 Main St., Bridgeport. Property: Cognewaugh Road, Greenwich. Amount: $350,000. Filed April 14. Wong, Chung Boor and Lai Yeng Wong, Stamford, by Elizabeth L. Grajeda. Lender: First County Bank, 117 Prospect St., Stamford. Property: 268 Stamford Ave., Stamford. Amount: $150,000. Filed April 14.

NEW BUSINESSES Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate, 27 Strawberry Hill Ave., Stamford 06902, c/o Jason Kinard. Filed April 12. Busybee Handyman Service, 18 Chestnut St., Stamford 06902, c/o Craig Smith. Filed April 14. Carriage House Music, 119 Westhill Road, Stamford 06902, c/o J.P. Lydian Corp. Filed April 14. Duraclean Master Cleaners, 27 Reynolds Ave., Stamford 06905, c/o Duraclean. Filed April 15. Goldfish Swim School, Stamford, 9 Riverbend Drive South, Stamford 06907, c/o Laurie Houseknecht. Filed April 12. ISD Capital Partners, 5 Davenport Farm Lane East, Stamford 06903, c/o Patrick Marsh. Filed April 12.

Kinard Realty Group, 27 Strawberry Hill Ave., Stamford 06902, c/o Kinard Real Estate Services LLC. Filed April 12. Super Shine Mobile Car Wash, 160 Ludlow St., Stamford 06902, c/o E. Recinos. Filed April 14. The Fiesta Place Rental, 1353 High Ridge Road, Stamford 06903, c/o Carmela Lazarte. Filed April 14. Varela’s Food Truck LLC, 124 Lockwood Ave., Stamford 06902, c/o Efrain Varela-Torres. Filed April 15. White Marine LLC, 805 E. Main St., Stamford 06902, c/o Edgardo J. Perez. Filed April 12. Zam B. Zmiles Rental, 1201 Washington Blvd., 412. Stamford 06902, c/o Sam Best Smiles. Filed April 12.

PATENTS Dual rotor, rotary wing aircraft. Patent no. 11,021,241 issued to Kevin Bredenbeck, et al. Assigned to Sikorsky Aircraft, Stratford. Indoor positioning system for a mobile electronic device. Patent no. 11,026,048 issued to Fritz Ebner, et al. Assigned to Xerox, Norwalk. Plurality of linear sensor arrays comprising plural process direction widths and photosites with submicron y-axis alignment between arrays. Patent no. 11,025,796 issued to Joseph Casey, et al. Assigned to Xerox, Norwalk. Portable audio device with voice capabilities. Patent no. 11,024,309 issued to David Owens, et al. Assigned to Harman International, Stamford. Self-pressurizing bladder tooling. Patent no. 11,020,879 issued to Jonathan Garhart, et al. Assigned to Sikorsky Aircraft, Stratford. Tip-jet orifice for aircraft brown-out mitigation. Patent no. 11,014,661 issued to Mark Scott, et al. Assigned to Sikorsky Aircraft, Stratford. Wireless audio guide. Patent no. 11,025,765 issued to Srinath Arunachalam, et al. Assigned to Harman International, Stamford.


LEGAL NOTICES NOTICE OF FORMATION OF: Colasacco´s Culinary Concepts, LLC filed with the SSNY on 4/20/21. Office Location: Westchester County. SSNY designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process 241 East Main Street, Mount Kisco, NY 10549. Purpose: Any lawful purpose. #62851 MGM Hayden LLC, Arts of Org. filed with Sec. of State of NY (SSNY) 4/12/2021. Cty: Westchester. SSNY desig. as agent upon whom process against may be served & shall mail process to 1075 Central Park Ave., Ste. 205, Scarsdale, NY 10583. General Purpose #62852 CJ Lispendard, LLC, Arts of Org. filed with Sec. of State of NY (SSNY) 3/26/2021. Cty: Westchester. SSNY desig. as agent upon whom process against may be served & shall mail process to Joseph Napolitano, 4 Runyon Pl., Scarsdale, NY 10583. General Purpose #62853 Flori Barbershop LLC. Filed 2/5/21 Office: Westchester Co. SSNY designated as agent for process & shall mail to: 453 White Plains Rd, Eastchester, NY 10709 Purpose: All lawful #62854 Notice of Formation of Trepi Monkey, LLC filed with SSNY on 4/12/21. Offc. Loc: Westchester Cty. United States Corporation Agents Inc. designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. United States Corporation Agents Inc. shall mail process to the LLC, 7014 13th Avenue, Suite 202, Brooklyn, NY 11228. Purpose: any lawful purpose. #62855 Notice of Formation of Esplanade Partners LLC. Art. Of Org. filed with SSNY on 4/23/21. Offc. Loc: Westchester Cty. SSNY designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to the LLC, 120 Esplanade, Mt. Vernon, NY 10553. Purpose: any lawful purpose. #62856

Creme de la Creme Frenchies LLC, Art. of Org. filed with NY Secy. of State on 02/01/2021. Office located in Westchester Co. Secy. of State designated as agent upon which process may be served. Secy. of State shall mail a copy of any process against it served upon him/her to: 2804 Gateway Oaks Dr # 100 Sacramento, CA 95833 (the LLC´s primary business location). LLC may engage in any lawful act or activity for which a limited liability company may be formed. #62858 A & S RE LLC. Filed 12/31/20 Office: Westchester Co. SSNY designated as agent for process & shall mail to: 1585 Overhill Street, Yorktown Heights, NY 10598 Purpose: All lawful #62861 Zabel LLC. Filed 2/23/21 Office: Westchester Co. SSNY designated as agent for process & shall mail to: 1315 Echo Hill Path, Yorktown Heights, NY 10598 Purpose: All lawful #62862 Piper’s Palace LLC. Filed 2/17/21 Office: Westchester Co. SSNY designated as agent for process & shall mail to: P.O. Box 244, Waccabuc, NY 10597 Purpose: All lawful #62863 Sabrina’s Boutique LLC. Filed 2/18/21 Office: Westchester Co. SSNY designated as agent for process & shall mail to: 3003 Purchase Street #213, Purchase, NY 10577 Purpose: All lawful #62864 Bato Coffee and Wine LLC. Filed 1/19/21 Office: Westchester Co. SSNY designated as agent for process & shall mail to: 20 Boone Street, Yonkers, NY 10704 Purpose: All lawful #62865

Gaz Imported Foods LLC, Arts of Org. filed with Sec. of State of NY (SSNY) 1/29/2021. Cty: Westchester. SSNY desig. as agent upon whom process against may be served & shall mail process to 136 Hitching Post Ln., Yorktown Heights, NY 10598. General Purpose #62867 Alexandra R. Martins, M.D. PLLC. Art. of Org. filed 5/7/21. Office in Westchester Co. SSNY designated for process and shall mail to Reg. Agent: Thomas Law Firm, 130 7th Ave., #204, NY, NY 10011. Purpose: Medicine #62868 M Roddy LLC. Filed 1/13/21 Office: Westchester Co. SSNY designated as agent for process & shall mail to: 5 Beechmont Place, New Rochelle, NY 10804 Purpose: All lawful #62869 Notice of Formation of Indigo Formulation and Works, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with SSNY on 4/22/21. Offc. Loc: Westchester Cty. SSNY design. as agent of LLC upon whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail process to 121 Rockland Ave., Larchmont, NY 10538. Purpose: Any lawful purpose. #62870 632 Anderson Hill Road Associates, LLC. Filed 12/7/20 Office: Westchester Co. SSNY designated as agent for process & shall mail to: 399 Knollwood Road, Suite 318, White Plains, NY 10603 Purpose: All lawful #62871 Notice of Formation of ML James Media, LLC Articles of Organization filed with the New York Secretary of State (SSNY) on 4/12/21. Office location: Westchester County. Secretary of State designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of process to the LLC, 11 Lake Street, Apt 7L, White Plains, NY 10603 primary business location of the LLC. Purpose: any lawful business activity. #62873

Notice of Formation of elevari LLC Art. Of Org. filed with SSNY on 7/09/20. Offc. Loc: Westchester Cty. SSNY desig. as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to the LLC, 177A Main Street #145, New Rochelle NY 10805. Purpose: any lawful purpose. #62875 Notice of Formation of ANGZEP LLC Art. Of Org. filed with SSNY on 4/21/21. Offc. Loc: Westchester Cty. SSNY desig. as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to the LLC, 177A Main Street #145, New Rochelle, NY 10805. Purpose: any lawful purpose. #62876 Notice of Formation of 320 DM Realty LLC, a domestic, LLC. Art. Of Org. filed with SSNY on 05/19/2021. Office location: Westchester County. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, 19 Primrose Street, Katonah, NY 10536. Purpose: Any Lawful Purpose. #62877 Thouria Benferhat LLC. Arts. of Org. filed NY Sec. of State 5/4/21. Princ. off. 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 Thouria Benferhat LLC, 47 Mallard Rise, Irvington, NY 10533. Purpose: any lawful activity. #62880 The annual return of the Hegarty Family Foundation for the year ended June 30, 2020 is available at its principal office located at Sanossian, Sardis & Co., LLC, 700 White Plains Road, Scarsdale, NY 10583 for inspection during regular business hours by any citizen who requests it within 180 days hereof. Principal Manager of the Fund is Michael Hegarty. #62881

Notice to the heirs of William Mitchell Van Winkle and Cornelius Von E. Mitchell: An action has been filed in the Supreme Court of the State of New York, County of Westchester under Index No. 50663/2021 seeking a declaration pursuant to RPAPL Article 15 that the Plaintiffs Edward Piekarski and Kathleen Piekarski are the owners in fee simple of the strip of land described on Schedule A hereto and that any persons claiming ownership be batTed from all claim to an interest in such property. A copy of the Summons is attached hereto. SUPREME COURT OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK COUNTY OF WESTCHESTER --------------- ---------------- - ------------ -------------- --x EDWARD PIEKARSIU and KATHLEEN PIEKARSKI, -againstTHE HEIRE OF WILLIAM MITCHELL VAN WINKLE and CORN13LIUS VON E,MITCHELL, EDGAR BEACH VAN WINKLE, Ill, MICHAEL B. VAN WINKLE, EDWINA SPERLING, AND THE CITY OF YONKERS, NEW YORK, Plaintiffs designate Westchester County as the Venue for this action SUMMONS Index No.: Defendants. ------------------------------- ---------------------------- --x 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 Plaintiffs Attorney(s) 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 lo 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 herein. Dated:

January 19, 2021

MARCUS,GOULD & SUSSMAN, LLP Attorneys for Plaintiffs By: s/Kenneth J. Gould 222 BloomingdaleRoad White Plains, NY 10605 (914) 683-0090 SCHEDULE A NOTE; Description based on survey made by Kulhanek & Plan dated April 5, 2005 ALL that certain plot. piece or parcel of land situate, lying and being in the City of Yonkers, County of Westchester and State of New York being more particularly bounded and described as follows: BEGINNING at the corner formed by the intersection of the northwesterly side of Barton Road with the southerly side of Victoria Lane RUNNING THENCE along said northwesterly side of Barton Road (formerly Halladay Place) South 41 degrees 47 minutes 24 seconds West 89.50 feet to reserved strip as per filed map no. 2210; RUNNING ‘THENCE along reserved strip as per map no. 2210 the following two(2) courses and distances; 1, North 48 degrees 12 minutes 36 seconds. West 3.85 feet; 2. South 41degrees 15 minutes 54 seconds Westl 161.25 feet to to a point: RUNNING THENCE North 00 degrees 17 minutes 29 seconds East 173.23 feet to land point; RUNNING THENCE North 44 degrees 58 minutes 17 seconds West 70.76 feet to land now or formerly Bryn Mawr Acres Development Corp; RUNNING THENCE North 17 degrees 49 minutes 23 seconds East 71.37 feet per survey (71.10 feet per old records) to now or formerly Old Driveway per old records; Running Thence South 10 side of Victoria Lane the following 3) distances 1133 Westchester Ave., Suite N110 * White Plains, NY 10604 New York: 99 West Hawthorne Ave., Suite 408 Valley Stream NY 11580 Delaware: 555 East Loockerman St, Suite 120 Dover DE 19901 California 5901 W. Century Blvd., Suite 750 Los Angeles, CA 90045 Florida: 800 Ocala Road, Suite 300-103 Tallahassee, FL 32304 Massachusetts: One Boston Place, Suite 2680 Boston MA 02108 Pennsylvania: 1515 Market St., Suite 1200 Philadelphia, PA 19102 Washington: 400 Union Ave. SE, Suite 200 Olympia WA 98501 #62879

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