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his has been a moment of the great unlocking of multiple markets,” declared Leonard Steinberg of the real estate firm Compass. “You see people now being able to move to
Manhattan for lower pricing. There definitely has been an adjustment of pricing in several classifications in New York, some more than others. There’s been a demand for single-family homes and there’s cross-pollination between territories,” Steinberg told the Business Journal. “Real estate is hyper-
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ans of old-time movies might recall the 1949 “Beyond the Forest,” where Bette Davis sourly surveyed her rundown residence and uttered the immortal observation, “What a dump!” Fast-forward to today and many people who are moored in their homes have found themselves taking a long, hard look at their residences and echoing Bette Davis’ sentiments, if not her iconic quote. As a result, architect Steven Kratchman has been more than a little busy lately fielding inquiries from homeowners across the region who want to make changes to their houses. “We’re seeing a lot of master planning of single-family homes,” he said. “People want to add amenities to the property: a pool or a hot tub on a deck and outdoor areas and sun-shaded areas are popular things and adding porches either all around the house or on some sides. A lot of houses are built right up against a cliff or a hill, so people are looking for retaining walls.” Kratchman, a Croton-onHudson resident whose architecture firm is based in Manhattan, added that many clients have been eager to carve out home office space that will enable privacy — especially if their work requires videoconferencing or telephone calls that cannot be interrupted by children wandering into the digital meetings or household noise creating background distractions. “There are still people who are not going into the office and families with one or two spouses needing to work from home, so they need some place where they can work or at least do calls,” he said. “They want some control over their space — the backdrop, the view, natural lights — and that’s one of the things that people are seeking.” Kratchman also noted that stay-at-home pandemic mandates served to reacquaint many people with their kitchens, which have resulted in inquiries and projects based on kitchen enlargements or upgrades. But Kratchman also pointed out that
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many of the residential properties seeking his input are being forced to take a quantum leap from the design styles of previous generations into the musthaves of today. “They’re built in the ’70s and ’80s and they don’t have the amenities that the newer developments do that are popping up all around them,” he said. “There’s a lot of housing stock where even 30 years old is outdated these days. Not everybody is interested in a project and they shop around, but they quickly see the value properties have surrounding them. We find that most people realize that staying put is an option, so they have to figure out how to enlarge it.” While Kratchman is not lacking for work, he acknowledged the early stretch of the pandemic created a crimp when state mandates forced contractors to temporarily halt some of his works in progress. “They can’t stop for long because it’s very expensive to
keep a job site safe and protected,” he said. “Even if there’s a pandemic going on, you have to finish things. Things are easing up and we’re seeing more starts becoming unfrozen. But it’s definitely not the same as it was.” However, not everyone tapping Kratchman’s expertise is looking to make their upgraded domicile into a forever home. A number of clients are seeking his help to make their property more appealing for a near-future sale. “Whatever the case may be, they can’t get people into the front door to look at it and the value is decreasing,” he said. “We are hired to tune it up and to show them what kind of amenities they can add for a good value, to give them new curb appeal. We can help them go from the garage to the front door in a rain- or snow-protected manner, or enlarge the swimming pool or make the swimming pool accessible to older people. There is so much that can help the brokers sell to new buyers.”
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o put it charitably, this has been a disastrous year for most businesses. According to the Yelp Economic Average report for the second quarter, permanent closings accounted for 55% of all businesses that shut since March 1. However, many businesses managed to weather the turmoil brought about by the Covid-19 pandemic and are already moving ahead to a better normal.
Of course, not all industries were equally impacted by the pandemic. Bruce Wettenstein, partner at Westport-based Vidal/ Wettenstein LLC, observed that the industrial sector within the commercial real estate industry did not absorb the havoc that impacted other sectors. “Fortunately, my specialty has been industrial,” Wettenstein said. “I do warehousing, factories and distribution and this year we continue to be very active.” Since April, Vidal/Wettenstein worked on five major transactions in Fairfield and New Haven counties: bringing Tapestry Tele Health Care Locates to Norwalk’s Merritt 8 Corporate Park, expanding Nuovo Pasta Productions into a Stratford warehouse facility, locating Fairfield’s Bigelow Tea into a warehouse in Orange, relocating Norwalk’s O’Reilly Electric to new headquarters in Stratford and moving that site’s previous occupant, North Country Boatworks, to a facility in Milford. Business “just slowed down to maybe 10% of the normal flow of activity” at the peak of the pandemic, Wettenstein said, but is now “probably 90% to 95%” back to normal. “As far as the business aspect, the industrial sector has not slowed down — it’s still going very strong,” he said. Wettenstein found the shoreline region’s manufacturing space strong during the pandemic and available industry properties don’t stay on the market for long. He is now representing a property that just became vacant, adding that “we already have an offer to lease from a substantial company.”
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Members of the Bauer Office Solutions team install protective reception guards in an office.
On the residential real estate of the market, Craig Oshrin, an agent in the Fairfield office of Coldwell Banker, saw little disruption in his business, adding that he has been working with a “consistent flow of motivated buyers who are super focused.” Oshrin is also benefiting from being in the right place at the right time. “Five of the six buyers I am working with are coming from New York City,” he said, pointing to the exodus of New Yorkers who are abandoning a Big Apple pockmarked by the pandemic’s financial tumult and an abrupt spike in violent crime. “I’ll be very curious to see if Connecticut will have another wave like the 10,000 change of addresses that we saw in March through May.” Digitally focused companies also had fewer problems pivoting during the pandemic. Jaime Urteaga, founder and CEO at Digital Chair Inc. in White Plains, initially approached the pandemic with apprehension. “At first it was weird,” he said. “We feared we’d lose some of our business.” But Digital Chair was already conducting about 60% of its meetings in a virtual setting prior to the pandemic and Urteaga’s expertise in online conferencing helped to keep client inquiries flowing. FCBJ
“We picked up a lot of new business and added more work from existing clients,” he said. “We also created new web apps for our clients.” As a result of this bump in activity, Urteaga said he was able to bring several new workers on board.
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While many businesses were forced to close their doors as part of state-mandated stay-at-home orders, some professionals used this down time to plan for bigger happenings. For Mariusz Janicki, owner of MJ Fitness & Kickboxing in Danbury, the temporary closing of his business was not a cue to put everything on hold. “I kept in touch with my clients all the time,” he said. “Now, people are really eager to come back and walk up to the gym.” In the first month since his June reopening, Janicki found himself facing a new slate of inquiries from people eager to move beyond the physical and emotional anxiety of the quarantine. “A lot of people now think about going to the gym to relieve stress and get back to shape,” he said. “In my first month of the reopening, I have a lot of new clients. And I think people see that we are doing a lot to keep the
gym very clean and very safe.” Janicki also used the period to finalize plans to move his business to a larger location in Danbury, upgrading from 2,600 square feet to 5,000 square feet that can be divided with 1,000 square feet for personal training and 3,000 square feet for classes of up to 20 people. “I’m growing in the right direction,” he said. Also using the time to reinforce and grow his business was Scott Johnson, CEO at Mack Media Group in Brookfield. Johnson kept in touch with his clients during the quarantine to ensure their marketing efforts would not evaporate. “We were able to let them know about how important it is to leverage this time,” he said. “Because if people are going to stop their marketing, what happens when the economy fires back up again? You want to make sure that you have all your positions in Google and that you don’t lose any of your rankings.” As the pandemic was taking root, the agency signed former heavyweight boxing champion Evander Holyfield as a client — and the timing of this transaction actually worked in Johnson’s favor. “It was cool because he was locked down,” Johnson recalled. “So, we had an opportunity to have conversations with him that we probably normally wouldn’t have been able to have if Covid wasn’t going on. We were able to grow his social media exponentially within that time period, doing all of his website design and development, his social media, a lot of his video content, his YouTube strategy and all of
Mack Media Group CEO Scott Johnson poses with his new client, boxing legend Evander Holyfield.
his foundation work, as well.”
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Some companies found themselves uniquely challenged by the pandemic, but managed to shift direction into new and unexpected opportunities. One of the more unusual responses to the pandemic’s upheaval involved Bauer Office Solutions, a provider of Canon copiers and printers to the tristate region’s office market. Company president Bob Forstbauer shut down the Manhattan headquarters and the Elmsford satellite office in March, reopening the latter one month later with a skeleton crew. “Thank God we had IP phones, because when we closed the office in Manhattan, everybody took their phones home with them and plugged them into their routers in their house,” he recalled. “And it was seamless for my business. So, when somebody called in to the city or Elmsford for service, we were able to continue on and make it look like we were still there when everybody really was working from home.” Still, the closing of offices was disastrous for Forstbauer’s operations. “I went from maybe $250,000 a month in service billing between the two locations down to right around $30,000,” he lamented. “I have a huge overhead with roughly 20 people that work for me and I don’t want to let anybody off. The Payroll Protection Program gave me some breathing room.” Redemption for Forstbauer came via a friend who ran a business creating protective equipment for doctors. While his friend’s business shifted to manufacturing personal protective equipment for the full range of frontline workers, Forstbauer was inspired to switch focus to sell and install protective reception guards. “I thought that would be a great idea because everybody was going to need it,” he said. “We started marketing these reception guards and the business took a 180-degree turn. We went from selling and servicing copier machines to selling and installing reception guards at AFC Urgent Cares, medical offices and for
lawyers and doctors.” And while he is grateful that this new business line is keeping his workforce gainfully employed, he nonetheless admitted that he would “rather have my old business back.” He said, “Believe it or not, there have been a few people who have ordered office machines during this time.” In Norwalk, the LGBTQ bar and performance space Troupe429 cannot resume its original focus because it falls into a category that awaits approval by Gov. Ned Lamont to reopen. “I believe we were the first bar to close by our choice before being mandated by the governor,” said co-owner Casey Fitzpatrick. After four months with locked doors, Troupe429 reinvented itself as a pop-up record store. Fitzpatrick credited Norwalkbased record collector Joe Masher with gathering the selection of vinyl albums for sale. Fitzpatrick transformed the club’s disco ball-crowned dance floor into a music retail setting, adding that the selection covers “vintage ’50s and ’60s classics
Ayala remains optimistic of rebuilding his business. His studio is inside Gravity Bodywork in Bridgeport’s Black Rock community, and that business is hosting a “Patio Friday” function that provides sampling of free services, including Ayala’s, and results are starting to percolate. “I have a couple of new clients,” he said. “Slowly but surely, things are coming back.” Also hard hit during this time were independent restaurants. Family owned Trattoria 632 in Purchase already operated takeout and delivery options for years, thus enabling it keep functioning until in-person dining options could be restored. Still, there is one revenue stream for Trattoria 632 that has been slow to be replenished: its lucrative catering business serving the corporate parks and schools in Westchester and across the border in Greenwich. “It comes as people start going back to work and going back to the offices,” said Anthony J. Mangone, general manager. “We’re starting to see catering starting to increase, so we’ve
come together as a community to save our safe spaces right now.”
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Pizza maker is Benny Gashi at work in the Trattoria 632 kitchen. Photo by Bob Rozycki.
to brand new releases.” Since offering the record retail option, Fitzpatrick reported the sale of hundreds of records. “The response from new and old customers has been amazing,” he said. “There are less than 700 queer bars left in America,” he said. “They have been closing at an alarming rate for the past decade, and being hit with Covid19 and a prolonged quarantine has increased the odds of more LGBTQ bars closing before the end of the year. We really must
And then, there are other businesses that are striving for a better, albeit at a somewhat slower pace, recovery. When the pandemic forced Jason Ayala to close his one-man It Is Wellness Massage Therapy practice, he was able to secure supplemental income with a paid internship at Congregants for a New Connecticut, a social justice nonprofit. With the reopening of his business in July came new sanitizing procedures that altered his schedule and cash flow. “It takes a lot more extra time to disinfect and sanitize between sessions,” he said. “I have to schedule at least an hour in between clients. With the extra time taken up by cleaning, I could definitely be making a lot more.” Ayala remained in touch with his clients during the closing. While some have been eager to get back, he admitted some could not return due to financial hardships and health concerns.
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been fortunate in that respect.” Mangone acknowledged that his restaurant has lost opportunities that it cannot easily replace. “We missed out on three of the best months in the restaurant industry: April, May and June,” he said. “We missed out on all of the communions and other sacraments where people have parties afterwards. We missed out on college graduation for both SUNY Purchase and Manhattanville College and, of course, the high school graduations. Most of the high school graduations in years past have been hosted at SUNY Purchase, and we would get the benefit of the, people leaving SUNY Purchase and coming to us afterwards for different events. So, it’s been it’s been difficult, to say the least.” Nonetheless, Mangone is waiting for his turn to shine again. “Until everybody’s back into their normal flow, we’re going to suffer a little bit,” he said. “But I think in the end we’ll come out of the stronger.”
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to price point it’s different. From block to block it can be different. But, what we definitely see is recovery of the suburbs,” he said. “Remember that the suburbs have been beaten-up terribly in the last few years and the suburbs actually were undervalued for a long time. The suburbs that were undervalued have a new audience. There’s also a new audience for large homes.” Steinberg said empty nesters who might want to move back to New York City and those in the city who want bigger space are now realizing that the time is right, especially with interest rates down. The National Association of Realtors agrees that real estate it hot. It is reporting sales of existing homes at a record pace, up 24.7% in July despite the economic upheaval created by the Covid19 pandemic. “The four-bedroom colonial in Scarsdale today might sell within a matter of hours. It all depends on how it’s priced. If it’s a realistic seller who has priced it where the market is you may even have multiple bids,” Steinberg said. “When you get above $10 million, everyone says they fly off the shelf because those are the headlines the press loves to write about because they’re great stories. In the last decade, the most expensive properties always take a year to two years to sell, at least. Even in the busiest times the vast majority do take that long at that price. It’s not a quick, sim1
ther offers zero down financing, starting at $150 per month. Geothermal heating systems function by drawing from the Earth’s energy absorption from the sun, which is stored in underground pipes. The energy is mixed with a water solution that carries the energy to the house’s heat pump. Dandelion says that, on average, a typical house will spend about $150 a month for geothermal, versus $300 a month for oil heating. Sachse said that, in addition to the financial incentives, Dandelion felt that expanding into Connecticut — it will expand out from Fairfield County, he said — made geo-
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The National Association of Realtors said that while yearover-year sales had been down about 27% in May, by July they had turned around and were up about 6% from 2019, with July 2020’s completed transactions of single-family homes, townhomes, condominiums and co-ops jumping 24.7% from what they were in June. According to the organization, that translates into a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.86 million transactions. “The housing market is well past the recovery phase and is now booming with higher home sales compared to the pre-pandemic days,” said Lawrence Yun, the association’s chief economist. “With the sizable shift in remote work, current homeowners are looking for larger
homes and this will lead to a secondary level of demand even into 2021.” Steinberg, who left Douglas Elliman in 2014 to join Compass as its president, now holds the title Chief Evangelist and leads the Leonard Steinberg Team at the company. He is credited with being responsible for more than $3 billion in transactions and has a reputation for handling the marketing for some of the city’s top properties such as a $40 million penthouse apartment in Tribeca as well as luxury offerings in Brooklyn, Westchester and Connecticut. Steinberg said that his team has available a wide variety of price points starting at around $700,000. “They vary in style and size and location, amenities, finish condition. I have some in brandnew buildings that have never been lived in and I have some that require a gut renovation,” Steinberg said. “A $40 million property in Manhattan must have outdoor space, must have big views, spectacular finish,
Founded in 2012 as Urban Compass, the firm has developed a platform that allows agents to use proprietary technology to market properties and complete the sale process. The founders were entrepreneurs Ori Allon and Robert Reffkin. Allon previously had founded the search technology company Julpan that was acquired by Twitter. He devised the search algorithm Orion, which was acquired by Google. Reffkin worked at management consulting firm McKinsey & Company and Goldman Sachs. In 2005, he was appointed as a White House Fellow to serve as a special assistant to the Secretary of the Treasury in the George W. Bush administration. The company had several successful fundraising efforts and according to an April report by Barron’s was valued at $6.4 billion. It boasts of having a network of 20,000 agents nationwide, more than 325 offices throughout the U.S. and a 2019 sales volume of $91 billion. It describes itself as the third-largest privately held brokerage in the country. Steinberg said that one thing setting Compass apart from its competitors is that it builds all of its technology rather than just buying off-the-shelf software and trying to adapt it to the company’s needs. “Many of the tools are designed to fuel the efficiency of agents so that the consumer
doesn’t have to rely on the agent’s brain capacity alone. They rely on the technology mixed with the experience and knowledge that agents have to infuse insights into the procedure,” Steinberg said. “The tools that are built for the agent are one aspect but there also are tools that are built for the consumer, whether they’re a buyer, a seller, a renter, a landlord or a developer.” Steinberg said that the real estate business is no longer as simple as running an ad and expecting people to come in and write a check. “Compass combines the best of high technology to infuse technology into the real estate advisory equation. Compass is the ecosystem that provides the technology, infrastructure and help for agents to be the very best they can be so the consumer is best served with a combination of technology and human ingenuity,” Steinberg said. “What we try to do at my team is to bring that ingenuity and experience to the table and creating and curating the marketing or purchasing strategy. No one needs an agent unless they deliver real tangible value. Some people are obsessed exclusively with price. I personally believe the quality of service and quality of product are as important or more important. We also try to simplify the process. We live in an over-messaged, overcomplicated world. Simplification for the consumer has real value to them. Time is a lost luxury and you really cannot replicate time. I think we’ve learned that more now than ever before.”
graphical sense. “We can begin to service (the county) out of our warehouse in Westchester County,” he said. “There are 550,000 homes in Connecticut that use fuel oil for heat and we believe it’s a great opportunity for us.” Sachse said that to date Dandelion has installed its heat pump systems in over 400 homes in New York and that it expects to double that number in both states by the end of 2021. “We’ve already sold a few” in Connecticut, he said. While most people like the idea of being more environmentally responsible, Sachse continued, Dandelion is under no illusion that is the main reason for most consumers’ fossil
fuel-to-geothermal decisions. “It’s a dollar-and-cents issue for most people,” he said, “and we understand and embrace that.” Dandelion has also had to endure some ups and downs during its relatively brief history. Originally a project at X, the research and development lab at Google’s parent company Alphabet, Dandelion launched as an independent company in 2017 to a fair amount of fanfare. In January of this year, co-founder and CEO Kathy Hannun stepped down to become Dandelion’s president and focus on its product development. Sachse’s hiring as CEO was announced at the same time; given what some saw as
his sudden departure from IT firm Stardog last September, he seemed an unusual choice. But, Sachse told the Business Journal, before Stardog he was chief marketing officer at Opower, an Saas customer engagement platform for utilities; he was given credit for guiding Opower through its $532 million acquisition by Oracle in 2016. “I’ve been passionate about the energy space for some time,” Sachse said. Dandelion also had to weather a March Forbes article that detailed various customer complaints, most of them about delayed and inexpert installations, many of them due to the firm’s reliance on subcontractors.
While those beefs arose before Sachse took the helm, he said Dandelion has “learned how to control the quality of our contractors. We now do the installations ourselves, or with several subcontractors who are heavily vetted.” Following what Dandelion is counting on a successful expansion throughout Connecticut, Massachusetts will probably be next. “They have some geothermal incentives in place, but they’re on a smaller scale,” Sachse said. “But we expect that they will be expanding those. “There’s a huge market out there,” he added. “We feel good about where we are and where we believe we’re headed.”
top-quality security and amenities and a ‘wow’ factor that justifies that price.”
One of the Steinberg team’s listings.
ple, easy sell because those are not ‘need’ properties. Those are ‘want’ properties. You have time when you’re looking for pleasure. You don’t have time when you’re looking for an essential need.”
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ocuments obtained by the Business Journal provide details of what might be included in the redevelopment of the United Hospital site in Port Chester, while the public unveiling of a site plan proposal from the site’s new developer still is awaited. In documents prepared for the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, developer BR RA Port Chester LLC states that final plans are in development so the number of residential units, hotel rooms, assisted/senior living units, available retail space, office space and parking are subject to change. The document states that the developer proposes to demolish the existing structures and redevelop the site with a mix of uses, including: • 730 residential apartments; • 180 assisted and senior living units; • 160-room hotel; • 30,000 square feet of retail space; • 10,000 square feet of flex office space; and
• parking lots. The site covers 12.03 acres with a street address of 406 Boston Post Road. The developer said that the site is zoned for more than 1 million square feet of development. There are a number of abandoned structures associated with the former New York United Hospital Medical Center. There also are former parking lots, private roadways and areas with vegetation. The abandoned and deteriorating structures include the main hospital building, a six-story office building, two-door garage, boiler plant and laundry room. It’s believed the first hospital activities on the site were as early as 1915. United Hospital’s operations stopped in 2004. Environmental studies of the site had previously been done in connection with plans by former owner Starwood Capital Group to create a $450 million mixed-use community with housing, retail and other features. In 2013, Starwood had two 25,000-gallon underground heating oil tanks and an above-ground 2,000-gal-
lon diesel fuel oil tank removed from the site. Contaminated soil also was removed. New studies by BR RA’s consultant AKRF Inc., led to the submission of an application for the DEC’s Brownfield Cleanup Program. The presence of various pollutants such as petroleum on the site had been confirmed in previous studies and the May 2020 report by AKRF also noted the presence of the semi-volatile organic compounds arsenic, barium, lead, silver and mercury. The developer’s brownfield application suggests that it might obtain site plan approval from the village of Port Chester by August 2021 and that construction might begin in September 2021 The developer said it would submit a remedial action work plan for the DEC to review and approve. After obtaining appropriate permits from Port Chester, demolition of the on-site structures will be completed, followed by investigation and/or remediation in accordance with an approved RAWP. The BR in BR RA Port Chester LLC
represents BedRock Real Estate Partners and the RA refers to Rose Associates. Amy Rose, co-president and CEO of Rose Associates, and Chuck Berman, CEO of BedRock, both had attended a Nov. 4 meeting of Port Chester’s Board of Trustees. Rose said, “We’re a 98-year-old family firm based in New York City. We’re women-owned minority business I’m pleased to let you all know and extremely excited about our participation in this project.” The company was started in 1925, has 14,000 residential units under management and counts more than 60 properties in its portfolio. It had valued the properties it developed from 2014 through 2019 at $2.4 billion. Berman told the board of trustees, “I’ve been developing apartments and mixed-use developments across the United States for the last 35 years under various names. I was the founder of Avalon and Avalon Bay Communities. I ran the northeast for Trammell Crow. We think this is a terrific opportunity for us. We view it as a gateway site coming into the village.”
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West Point sports sued over cadet athletes’ safety BY BILL HELTZEL email@example.com
former associate athletic director at West Point claims he was fired for trying to rein in other sports officials who allegedly mismanaged injury prevention programs. Jonathan Oliver sued the Army West Point Athletic Association on Aug. 27 in U.S. District Court, White Plains, in a lawsuit that depicts a sports department at war with itself and a chain of command that tolerates insubordination. Sports officials that Oliver supervised banished him from his office, according to the lawsuit, and refused to cooperate with Oliver’s attempts to prevent and monitor injuries. The academy does not comment on pending litigation, public affairs specialist Francis J. DeMaro Jr. said in an email. The academy itself was not sued. The athletic association is a nonprofit organization that administers West Point’s intercollegiate sports programs.
Oliver was hired in March 2019 as Senior Associate Athletic Director for High Performance. He has advanced degrees in kinesiology, and he was told, according to the complaint, that the position was created to remedy problems with the care and training of athletes. Athletics officials were concerned, for instance, with the number of knee injuries sustained by members of the women’s basketball team in the 2018-19 season. Oliver was put in charge of Tim Kelly, the head athletic trainer, and Scott Swanson, director of Olympic sports. He claims he was warned that Kelly and Swanson would resist changes. Oliver found violations of the athletic association’s rules, according to the complaint, as well as violations of standards of organizations that regulate athletic trainers and college athletics. Kelly, for instance, allegedly did not require trainers to keep complete records of injuries and refused to share with Oliver the data he did have. Last summer, Kelly was formally told that he could be fired if he did not com-
ply with Oliver’s demands. Kelly allegedly turned for protection to Army’s head football coach, Jeff Monken, “a revered figure at West Point.” Monken, according to the complaint, barred Oliver from the Kimsey Athletic Center where Oliver had his office, impeding Oliver’s ability to oversee compliance with NCAA rules. Kelly also blocked Oliver’s access to software that tracked athletes’ injuries, according to the complaint, and Monken blocked access to information Oliver was collecting on the physical stress put on football players. Oliver accuses Swanson of using a “strength team” of cadets to train athletes, rather than using certified strength coaches, as called for by National Collegiate Athletic Association bylaws. Swanson allegedly allowed the Athlete Nutrition Center to serve noncertified supplements that could potentially contain harmful or illegal substances, and a strength coach managed by Swanson allegedly had not implemented an appropriate training plan
to prevent and monitor injuries on the women’s basketball team. Kelly, Monken and Swanson are not named as defendants in the complaint. Late last year, Oliver pressed his concerns about regulatory violations by the strength team, and in January, according to the complaint, academy officials agreed to disclose violations to the NCAA. A week later, the complaint states, Athletic Director Mike Buddie met with Oliver, stated that Oliver had “difficulty with relationships,” and fired him, effective Jan. 30. Oliver states he has lost more than $300,000 in compensation. He claims he was fired in retaliation for exposing health and safety problems, and that his banishment from the Kimsey Center, blocked access to injury data and a failure to deal with Kelly’s “insubordination” breached the covenant of good faith and fair dealing. He is demanding reinstatement, back pay and damages. Oliver is represented by Manhattan attorney Jason L. Solotaroff.
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UPS neighbors to go before Yonkers Zoning Board of Appeals BY PETER KATZ firstname.lastname@example.org
eighbors of the UPS distribution center at 555 Tuckahoe Road in Yonkers are intending to bring an appeal before the city’s Zoning Board of Appeals on Sept. 15 of an interpretation made by the city’s commissioner of housing and buildings to allow above-ground fuel storage tanks and a refueling facility at the UPS center. Attorney Joel Sachs of the law firm Keane & Beane, who will be representing the residents, told the Business Journal that there are two issues they’re raising. “Number one, the zoning code does not allow above-ground fuel tanks. The zoning code specifically says that all fuel storage tanks in the city of Yonkers must be underground,” Sachs said. “We don’t think that the planning board had any right to waive that requirement and allow an above-ground tank that would require a use variance by the zoning board, but they did not agree. And, secondly, the building commissioner ... takes the position that a truck refueling depot is a permitted use in the CM zoning district, which is what district this property is located in. Our position is that a truck refueling depot is only permitted in an industrial zone, not permitted in the commercial zone.” The planning board on Aug. 19 approved plans submitted by UPS to make changes at the distribution center located on a 22.6-acre parcel. In addition to the storage tanks and refueling facility, the plans include additional parking, adding new doors and windows to the building, adding a human resources office, putting up signs, allowing for up to 225 package delivery trucks to be accommodated on the site, adding new turning lanes on Tuckahoe Road, adjusting traffic signals and relocating curb cuts. Sachs, who represents about 2,000 neighboring families in a number of associations, said that depending on what happens before the ZBA they may have a cause to file a second lawsuit, in addition to the one he has been poised to file challenging the planning board’s action. The lawsuits would be in the form of Article 78 proceedings, a fairly common procedure to challenge and review a government’s administrative actions in court. “We probably will begin an action later in September or early in October,” Sachs said. He also said that because of the Covid situation, Gov. Andrew Cuomo may extend the time period allowed for
court actions to be filed. Normally for an Article 78 proceeding there would be a 30-day filing window after a governmental action has been officially recorded. “It’s a lot of work. We’re also putting in a claim that the city has denied us due process by not allowing us to participate at all, by not allowing us to question UPS or question the planning board members, not allowing us to have our consultants make presentations before the board,” Sachs said. “There was never a public hearing held by the planning board on this. Never. No public hearing. I’ve been practicing law a long time. I’ve never been involved in a situation where in my opinion there’s been such a lack of procedural and substantive due process by a municipality. And, we represent loads of municipalities in the Hudson Valley.” Sachs charged that the planning board has not stood up to protect the interests of the residents. “It’s like we don’t even exist,” Sachs said. “All we can do is send in letters and emails and we have no idea if those documents were ever even transmitted to the planning board.” He excoriated the planning board for deciding that no environmental impact statement was necessary for the UPS project. “There are significant impacts to the residences in terms of traffic, noise, air quality, 24/7 hours of operation and from day one we had asked UPS and we had asked the planning board to require an environmental impact statement, which would have pointed out all the potential adverse environmental impacts of the proposal and what steps that UPS would take to mitigate those impacts,” Sachs said. “UPS has other sites in the metropolitan area, including Westchester where there is either no refueling or limited refueling,” Sachs said. He pointed out that the 12,000-gallon tanks would be the height of three-story buildings. He said that other UPS sites in Westchester are in industrial and commercial areas and not surrounded by residential neighborhoods. Sachs provided the Business Journal with two documents that were prepared by the planning and development consulting firm Ferrandino & Associates Inc. for the group stopUPS.org that has been publicly opposing the project. A traffic memorandum declared that the proposed use of the building is a new use “with completely different, more intense traffic impacts from that of all » UPS
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Trumbull economic development stays strong in age of unusual challenges BY KEVIN ZIMMERMAN email@example.com
hen things are going good, they just keep going good.” So said Fuzzy Zoeller, the champion golfer who may not have been a grammarian, but apparently had a knack for the occasional Yogi Berra-ism. Zoeller’s aphorism apparently applies to Trumbull. Steadily growing before the Covid-19 pandemic, the town is still “going good,” as it moves forward with realizing an impressive array of commercial and residential developments. “Investment drives investment,” Trumbull Economic and Community Development Director Rina Bakalar — herself no slouch at turning a phrase — told the Business Journal.
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“We’ve been fortunate in that developers are still moving ahead with their projects and more people are looking to locate to our town.” One of those new residents, Amazon, opened its delivery station in a formerly vacant
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114,000-square-foot warehouse at 7120 Main St. in July; the $7.5 million purchase added 150 permanent jobs. Despite the retail behemoth’s general reticence to speak with the press, Bakalar said it “has been very communicative and proactive
with our economic development team.” Amazon is working with the town’s Planning & Zoning to potentially readjust its entryway. “So far has been a welcome addition to the town,” Bakalar said. “And the facility looks so much better.” Also showing improvement is its Trumbull Center where after what seemed to be several years of negotiations, a CVS has finally opened and will be joined by a Starbucks, featuring drive-thru service, soon. Those developments “are key to unlocking some other positive changes there,” Bakalar said. Less of a slam-dunk has been the future of 48 Monroe Turnpike. The long-vacant 250,000-square-foot office building and parking garage — which represented more than half of the empty space in
Trumbull for years following United Healthcare’s 2015 relocation to Shelton — was sold in 2018 for $3.4 million. Developer 48 Monroe Turnpike, which plans a mixed 55-and-older development on the property, was granted a zoning change in January 2019 from business/commercial to industrial/residential — a move that is the subject of a legal challenge by three residents of the Woodland Hills condominium complex on the opposite side of Route 111. Their suit, which maintains the new development will have an adverse impact on property values and traffic, was rejected by Fairfield District Superior Court Judge Dale Radcliffe in April; he also denied an appeal of that decision in May. The plaintiffs are now awaiting word on its appeal of » TRUMBULL
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The Next Big Thing?: Steakhouse 1635 readies for national franchise network BY PHIL HALL
forward with the project. “There’s a lot of legwork and effort to start a business from the ground up,” he continued. “I would like to be a part of something that’s already moving and put my influence into it and make it grow.” Anderson hatched the idea for Steakhouse 1635 in April, as the pandemic was shutting down the restaurant industry. When asked about the continuing tumult that the pandemic is having on this industry, Anderson expressed no worry. “No, I’m not concerned,” he said, noting that his other restaurant franchises have been “doing the best that they can.
his year has witnessed the permanent shuttering of more than 72,000 restaurants as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. The closures have spanned the full spectrum of the restaurant environment, including prominent franchises including Pizza Hut and Le Pain Quotidien, and even grab-and-go staples such as Dunkin’ and McDonalds have announced plans to close locations. While many people might believe this is not the ideal time to open a restaurant, Aaron Anderson insists that time is his ally. Not only is he going full-throttle with plans to open the new Steakhouse 1635 in his hometown of Philadelphia, but he is also formulating a strategy to make this eatery the next major restaurant franchise within the U.S. dining scene. But this is not the only tide that Anderson is swimming against. As an African-American entrepreneur, Anderson is pushing forward at a time when too many of his peers have seen their operations shattered in the current economic turmoil. “Forty-one percent of black-owned businesses nationwide were forced to close during this horrific Covid-19 pandemic, compared to 17% of white-owned businesses,” Anderson said. “According to a recent study by experts, most of those impacted are black-owned bars and restaurants — that’s about 440,000 companies.” Anderson is no stranger to the restaurant franchise world. He is the franchise owner of four The Original Hot Dog Factory restaurants in Philadelphia, with two more — one in Philadelphia and one in Brooklyn — in the works. Nor is this his first foray into entrepreneurship; he began in 2009 with the screen-printing company Union Printing, which he launched while working as an assistant to a top record company executive at Sony in New York City. In 2018, he created Axxeum LLC as a parent company for his business endeavors, which include investments in the pharmaceutical app QwikScript and the flight simulator app Flype. The name for Steakhouse 1635 is based on the Philadelphia address of the first restaurant planned for the brand, at 1635 Market St., and Anderson has the culinary style planned for his new venture. “This will be more of an upscale, mid-century modern steakhouse,” he said. “We will definitely have a filet and a T-bone, and we’re going to offer a plantbased steak as a vegan option, like you have with the Beyond Burger and the Beyond Sausage.” Anderson added that the D.I.Y. aspect of startups is fueling his desire to move
Aaron Anderson, the Philadelphia-based entrepreneur planning the Steakhouse 1635 franchise. Contributed photo.
We’re not seeing a great deal of profit, but we are able to keep the employees employed so they can feed their families, and we’re also able to give back to our community. So, they’re doing the best that they can.” Anderson is planning to premiere the first Steakhouse 1635 with a grand opening on New Year’s Eve. He is planning to aim his initial franchises at major metro areas including New York, Los Angeles, Chicago and Miami for 2021 openings. “I’m eager to move forward with the idea and the vision and just putting it out there,” he said.
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Stricken ghost tax preparer sentenced to one day in ‘very uncommon case’ hood of the Bronx and had catered to blue-collar clients in the Bronx and Westchester County. In February, he pleaded guilty to two charges of falsifying tax returns from 2014 to 2017. Prosecutors described him as a “ghost preparer.” He inflated refunds and reduced taxes by filing phony information about capital losses, IRA contributions, various tax credits and donations to charities and other deductions. The “ghost” part of the scheme was the concealment of his role. He did not list his name as the preparer, making it seem as if the clients had filled out the forms. When the Internal Revenue Service audited his clients, Magnaldi charged an extra fee to respond on their behalf and created more false forms to back up bogus deductions and credits. The scheme shorted the IRS by $232,767. He also misrepresented MGM Tax Solutions’ income and his own income on 2016 tax returns, using $243,417 that
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rosecutors believe that Michael G. Magnaldi’s “brazen and selfish” tax frauds deserved a long prison sentence, but in a significant departure from their usual tough sentencing proposals they recommended leniency. Magnaldi, 55, formerly of Pelham, has stage 4 prostate cancer and by one calculation, might have a year to live. “Magnaldi’s need for medical care is an exceptionally compelling factor that, in this case, outweighs the other sentencing factors, which all cut the other way,” acting U.S. Attorney Audrey Strauss and assistant prosecutor David R. Felton stated in their recommendations to the court. U.S. District Judge Vincent Briccetti sentenced Magnaldi on Aug. 26 to time served — one day — plus a year of supervised home confinement, and ordering him to pay $476,184 to the IRS and a $25,000 fine. Magnaldi had operated MGM Tax Solutions in the Morris Park neighbor-
prior warehouse uses.” An addendum quoted a representative of stopUPS.org as reporting that she had a conversation with business agents of the UPS drivers’ union. She said that the union officials estimated that in the future the number of employees at the UPS Yonkers Distribution Center could reach 1,000 and parking on the site would be inadequate. Sachs said that the neighbors would still be willing to meet with UPS and try to work out a plan that would have less impact. “If UPS is willing to make some serious concessions as to issues like the on-site fuel storage tanks, a limit on the numbers of trucks, a limit on the hours of operation, we’d be willing to talk to them,” Sachs said. “I would think it’s in the interest of everybody to resolve a litiginous matter without litigation, or if litigation is started to resolve it after the litigation is started. But, otherwise, if we have to go to court, we’ll go to court.”
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that decision by the Appellate Court. “We should hear soon whether (the Appellate Court) will hear it,” Bakalar said, “but the project is still in play and moving forward.” Also still moving forward — albeit at a slower rate — is the Westfield Trumbull mall’s plan to add a 260-unit apartment complex. After a public meeting in July, P&Z had a follow-up scheduled for Aug. 19. But when additional information requested by P&Z finally arrived late on Aug. 17, the commission decided to postpone until Sept. 3 in order to allow what it considered the proper amount of time to review the latest materials. Bakalar noted that the property is already zoned for the 260 units; the concerns, she said, are mostly about traffic and access. “The mall still feels it’s really important for its future,” she said. “The retail industry in some ways is collapsing and we’ve all seen the news about
should have been paid in taxes to buy a $705,000 home in Pelham, with no mortgage. Last year, he moved to Florida. Manhattan defense attorney Patrick A. Mullin stated in a sentencing memorandum that a significant part of the fraud happened in 2017, “when Mr. Magnaldi was coming to terms with his cancer diagnosis and undergoing intensive cancer treatments.” His condition took a serious toll on his “mental health and ability to focus on his work as a tax preparer, as well as his ability to make responsible decisions.” Mullin asked the court for “utmost leniency,” citing Magnaldi’s dire condition. He needs chemotherapy every three weeks. A prison sentence would put him at high risk for infections, particularly now with the Covid-19 pandemic. He also suffers from cardiac issues and might need surgery to repair an aortic valve. This is a “very uncommon case,” the prosecutors conceded in their sentencing memo, “given the defendant’s extraordinary, serious, and well-documented medical conditions.” But his conduct was “quite troubling,”
stores closing.” Some residents are also concerned about the potential impact of additional housing on area schools, Bakalar said. However, with all of the proposed units being one- and two-bedroom apartments, such fears may be unfounded, she said. In the meantime, other new arrivals to Trumbull include ImageFirst Healthcare Laundry, expected to open later this year at 50 Commerce Drive following P&Z approval; Unique Beauty Salon, which has opened a 1,600-square-foot spot at 2 Daniels Farm Road; Springtide Child Development at 126 Monroe Turnpike; and, potentially, a medical group to 57 Monroe Turnpike, until recently home to Chip’s Family Restaurant. “Even with all that’s going on,” Bakalar said, “none of our developers have postponed projects and none of them lost their financing, which is something you can’t say in some towns. They’re all moving forward.” In other words, they just keep going good.
they stated, and typically would warrant 24 to 30 months in prison, under federal sentencing guidelines. He committed two, distinct tax fraud schemes over several years. The fraud began before he was diagnosed with cancer and, they note, he had worked for 15 years as a public servant auditing taxes for the New York City Department of Finance. He took advantage of clients who were unfamiliar with the tax system. He concealed his role. When the IRS audited his clients, he doubled down and filed new rounds of false forms. “He chose,” the prosecutors argued, “to line his pockets.” But Magnaldi’s health conditions are extraordinary, prosecutors stated. Progressive, metastatic stage 4 prostate cancer patients have a five-year survival rate of 28%. “Magnaldi is approaching almost four years since his diagnosis.” Mullin made a more optimistic pitch. “A noncustodial sentence,” he stated, “would allow Mr. Magnaldi to obtain the critical medical treatment necessary to help save his life.”
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THE MULTIPLICITY OF MAPLE HILL FARM BY GEORGETTE GOUVEIA
Above, aerial view of Maple Hill Farm. Photograph by Daniel Milstein. Right, top to bottom, rear view of the manor house and the family room, photographs by ChiChi Ubiña.
AN ARTS CENTER, AN EQUESTRIAN/ ATHLETIC FACILITY, a sugarhouse and a working farm in a complex with ties to the native peoples, the early days of this country and even “Winnie-the-Pooh.” Maple Hill Farm is all this and more. Tucked away in rural Redding, the farm is actually a group of revamped buildings that lies along Umpawaug Road, which places it on one of the original Native American trails of the Northeast as well as one of the original post roads for deliveries. Once owned by Joseph S. Montgomery — founder of Cannondale, the high-performance bicycle manufacturer — the farm was the home of a prominent movie director, who prefers to remain anonymous, for 17 years. In 2012, he sold it to the current owners, who worked with architect Andrew A. Bartolotta, principal of Studio
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Bartolotta LLC, and Amy Zolin, founding interior designer of Clarity Home LLC, to recreate it as a 9,720 square-foot manor house — situating it to embrace expansive views of the landscape and filling its 13 contemporary rooms, which include seven bedrooms, six full baths and three half-baths, with the latest amenities. But the manor house is just the beginning of the 47-acre property’s many structures (and stories). Among them is the Barn At Maple Hill Farm, an 1800s almshouse turned state-of-the-art private music studio and performing arts venue that has hosted musicians and “Austin City Limits”-style shows as well as fundraising events. The barn’s catering kitchen was repurposed from the house, as was the garage. Now called the Green Room, it is a one-bedroom, one-bath space where musicians can rest between sets, sleep WCBJ
when recording an album or just hang out. The property also has three additional houses, all dating from the 18th century and restored with new interior design by Kelly Mittleman of Kelly & Co. Design. One of them, said to be the fifth oldest house in Redding, contained a pair of machinestitched shoes that were found in a wall during the 2012 renovation. (In the 1800s, people would put their children’s outgrown shoes in the walls to ward off evil spirits and encourage fertility.) The owners had them repaired and still keeps them there. The other outbuildings are a sugarhouse, where the owners make their own maple syrup from trees on the property; another barn that according to local legend was visited by George Washington’s traitorous general, Benedict Arnold, and was used in the 1900s for town and mason meetings;
a coop for pigs and chickens; a boathouse with a dock on the property’s 2-acre pond, which is stocked with largemouth bass and brown trout; a small tennis hut that accompanies a court; and a pool house to go with the pool. The property is well-suited for equestrians as well as swimming and tennis buffs, with a riding ring, stalls, paddocks and acres of trails known as “The Hundred Acre Wood.” Riders will find them adorned with custom wood-crafted depictions of characters from A.A. Milne’s enchanting “Winnie-the-Pooh” books that were created by a local chainsaw artist. Do you think Pooh Bear would forgo his beloved honey for once for a taste of Maple Hill Farm’s own syrup? It would be worth visiting the farm just to find out. For more, visit williampitt.com and thebarnatmaplehillfarm.com.
LIVE AND LET DINE AT THE BARLEY BEACH HOUSE STORY AND PHOTOGRAPH BY JEREMY WAYNE
FOR THE FIRST TIME in 14 ½ weeks, I am going out to lunch, gingerly making my way towards the restaurant entrance like some inept villain in an Ellery Queen detective story. If I were wearing a raincoat, the collar would undoubtedly be turned up, but the mercury has just hit 86 degrees and the sky is a cloudless blue. So, I’ve no raincoat and no collar, although, somewhat ironically for someone who is neither about to commit a crime nor investigate one, I am wearing a mask and gloves. The former Seaside Johnnies in Rye Town Park and Beach overlooking the Long Island Sound changed hands in 2018 and, having installed heating, is now open year round as The Barley Beach House. Still, nothing beats the beach on a summer’s day. Arriving midweek without a reservation, we approach a romper suit-wearing hostess, inscrutable behind a mask of her own, who bids us follow her and, despite two lines of empty tables, shows us to what is undoubtedly the worst table on the outdoor deck. So far, so mediocre. But, heigh-ho, the sun is shining, the ocean is sparkling and The Foundations are belting out “Build Me Up Buttercup” over the speaker system, so as they say in the classics, what’s really not to like — so far? Heavy silverware, wrapped in a paper napkin, is already set at each place, although salt and pepper, as I have already gleaned from reading a 10-page directive on Phase-3 restaurant openings, will be available only on demand. A server appears almost immediately, shorts so short we had to wonder why she had gone to the trouble of putting them on, but full of summer cheer. For me, fish and chips, a generous slab of piping hot, beer-battered cod, brought with hand-cut French fries and a tangy coleslaw. Others in our small group tucked into crisp, fried
The Barley Beach House terrace.
calamari, golden trinkets piled high in their light summer coat of breadcrumbs, served with a chili-hot marinara for a touch of heat and a redundant slick of hot honey. In another dish, served with isosceles triangles of lightly toasted white bread, the teeny-tiny whiskey peppercorn mussels seemed a little slack and in the doldrums, as if they had had a bad start to the day and needed a hug (metaphoric, of course, for our socially distanced times) and a few words of encouragement to liven them up. The whiskey sauce, meanwhile is a little too light, the whiskey — or what might have been better yet, some white wine or vermouth — not coming through. There is compensation in a Connecticut lobster roll, a generous amount of lobster meat served open-face, with celery, on buttered brioche. (In the New England version, the lobster is mixed with mayonaisse and cucumber. “Is the mayo homemade, by any chance?” my guest asks the server. “Nah, don’t think so. I think it’s just regular,” comes the disappointing reply.) The meat, however, is sweet and tender, although the precious coral didn’t have quite the glossy texture or mild brine my guest is looking for. She awards it 8/10. Over on the beach, the lifeguard is making announcements. Parents and guardians are cautioned to watch toddlers to see they don’t toddle off. And beachgoers are
reminded that alcohol is not permitted on the beach. The Covid warning comes last but is drowned out by George Harrison who has just started singing “Here Comes the Sun.” Funnily enough, the sun has gone in at this very moment, nobody on the beach appears to be social distancing and an adjoining table, which the guests have just vacated, is being distractedly spritzed and listlessly wiped down by an unmasked server. “It’s all right, it’s all right,” sings Harrison. Well, let’s hope it will be. Still, location is nearly everything and you can’t take that away from Barley Beach House — which, by the way does a good line in draft beers and beachy cocktails. In addition to the dishes we try, the menu proposes jerk chicken, buttermilkmarinated fried chicken, a panoply of salads with add-ons, chowder, burgers, wraps and pizzas. You could have lunch or dinner at Barley Beach every day for a week and never get bored — at least, not of the food. Desserts are announced rather than flaunted on a menu. Tiramisu, chocolate mousse cake, ice creams by the scoop. We listen without enthusiasm as the staples are trotted off, disinclined to order. Then a sudden madness takes hold of me and I ask for the chocolate cake, despite knowing if it is going to disappoint — a monumental, calorific error of judgment, surely. And then it arrives — a chocolate slab, surrounded by FCBJ
spritzes of already drooping, shaving-foamlike substance, decorated with two blobs of acidulated green lemon curd. Am I right? The hell I wasn’t. This is the most heavenly chocolate cake I have eaten in a decade, rich and moist, with a velvety mouthfeel and a chocolatiness that other cakes can only dream of. I ask if this cake is made in-house and after some teeth-pulling (not literal), I learn that it is. The responsible party is Chrissy, the restaurant’s pastry chef. Chrissy, I don’t know you, but I salute you. Take a monumental bow. Remove the pointless decoration and you have a dessert of rare perfection. Diligently made espressos bring lunch to a close on a high note, even if we do have to wait nearly 20 minutes to pay the bill, since the restaurant’s Wi-Fi is down. Oh well, it makes a pleasant change — it’s usually my credit card which is “down,” so I have some sympathy for the management. One of my guests has the final word. “A good restaurant, which could be great, if it just believed in itself.” There you have it — and do not on any account forget that chocolate cake. For more, visit thebarleybeachhouse.com Beyond Biz, the Westchester and Fairfield County Business Journals’ new section of lifestyle offerings WCBJ
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Lamont extends emergency powers to February BY KEVIN ZIMMERMAN firstname.lastname@example.org
s expected, Gov. Ned Lamont has signed an executive order that extends the state’s public-health emergency through Feb. 9 — a move that is receiving some pushback from state Republican leaders. The governor said the extension is meant to retain the numerous restrictions he has signed to address the Covid-19 pandemic. Those restrictions were set to expire on Sept. 9, six months after he declared the emergency in March. The Feb. 9 deadline comes one month after the General Assembly reconvenes on Jan. 9. “We’ve come a long way from where we were when Covid-19 first hit Connecticut back in March, and working with our public health officials, other stakeholders, and residents, we’ve built an infrastructure that has taken our state to one of the lowest rates of transmission in the country,” Lamont said. “But Connecticut is not out of the woods yet, and the executive orders we’ve put in place remain critical in our daily fight to contain Covid-19. “Bringing an abrupt end to this state of emergency at this time would cripple our ability to quickly respond to new challenges and risk the hard work and sacrifices everyone has made to protect our state from this disease,” he continued. “Over the next several months, our administration will continue working with our partners in the legislature, in our municipalities, in our nonprofits, in our long-term care facilities, and in our hospitals to collaboratively combat this virus.” Lamont said he made the decision after speaking with legislative leaders — conversations that also included the shape of a potential special session in September. But while Senate Minority Leader Len Fasano (R-North Haven) and House Minority Leader Themis Klarides (R-Derby) said they agreed that some regulations — such as social distancing, wearing face coverings and limiting capacity in restaurants — should remain in place, they questioned Lamont’s characterization of their discussions. “It was never decided that any legislative leader would vote in favor of extending the governor’s powers,” Fasano said. “The governor and lawmakers discussed what would be an appropriate time period for an extension, if one was to be granted. However, no leader acquiesced to vote ‘yes’ or ‘no’ on any request for an expansion of his powers.”
Fasano said, “Republican legislative leaders made it very clear that we have serious concerns about expanding any emergency powers without also implementing a plan to give the public a voice in the process, which they have been entirely shut out of thus far,” he said. “There is a process for the governor to request an extension of his emergency powers and seek legislative approval. That process has not happened yet.” Fasano and Klarides sent a letter to the state legislature’s Democratic leader-
ship further objecting to Lamont’s move. “Republican legislative leaders and our respective caucuses have grave concerns over the extension of unilateral power to the executive branch and the full and total exclusion of the legislative arm of the government,” they wrote. “We believe that the power must be given back to the elected representatives who have been elected by the people to act legislatively. “Whether Gov. Lamont did a good job or not is not what is in question,” they continued. “This is about protecting the
operation of equal branches of government in which the people’s voices are heard through their representatives. “To achieve that end,” they wrote, “we need to reject the full extension of the governor’s emergency powers without any additional checks and balances. We believe that if the governor is going to extend the public health emergency declaration, we also need to give the power back to the people and create a better process that brings the voices of the public into a process that they have been completely shut out of.”
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CONTRIBUTING WRITER | By Edward C. Halperin
Playing the un-naming game
s a history professor, I get to play a game with my students: walk around New York City, with a mask on of course, and identify places that you can argue should be “un-named.” The game has two parts — easy and hard. The easy part is identifying things. The hard part, however, requires critical thinking.
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Peter Stuyvesant, the Dutch director-general of the colony of New Amsterdam, has his name on an elite high school, neighborhoods and housing developments, streets and a square. Stuyvesant, however, was also a slave owner. While denying the entry of Jews into New Amsterdam he said that “the deceitful race — such hateful enemies and blasphemers of the name of Christ — be not allowed further to infect and trouble this new colony.” The George Washington Bridge and Madison Avenue are named after the first and fourth presidents, both of whom were slave owners. Madison was also the “Father of the U.S. Constitution,” which counted slaves as 3/5ths of a human for taxation and allocation of seats in the House of Representatives. We have streets in the Fort Hamilton section of Brooklyn named after Confederate generals Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson. The Butler Library at Columbia University is named after Nicholas Murray Butler, promulgator of anti-Semitic quotas to limit the access of Jews to higher education. If you want to play the game and go for the jugular, you could assert that the name New York itself should be thrown into the bin. King Charles II of England granted a charter to the Company of Royal Adventurers Trading to Africa. Led by the king’s younger brother James, the Duke of York (later King James II), this group had a monopoly on the British slave trade with West Africa.
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New York has a river, bridge and highway named after the English explorer Henry Hudson, sailing on behalf of the Dutch, who “bought” New York from the native inhabitants. Hudson “bought” something from a culture that did not agree with the idea of “owning” the sky, wind, water or earth. It was an imposition of European concepts of property ownership upon the indigenous inhabitants. The Frick Museum is named after Henry Clay Frick who played a major role in the alterations to a dam that caused its
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failure followed by the catastrophic 1889 Johnstown Flood. His union-busting techniques resulted in major loss of life at the Homestead Strike. There are parks, a dam, and a causeway named after Robert Moses whose building projects ran roughshod over poor neighborhoods and manipulated people and government contracts.
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Brooklyn is Kings County, named in honor of the same King Charles II who chartered the slave-trading company. The king’s bevy of mistresses caused great heartache to his wife Queen Catherine of Braganza after whom, some people think, the borough of Queens is named. Staten Island is named Richmond County after the Duke of Richmond: the illegitimate son of Charles II and one of his mistresses. When it comes to chronic philanderers it won’t take long until one of the students brings up JFK Airport or anything named after Donald Trump.
Identifying things to un-name is easy. Now comes the hard part: thinking critically about each one. When we name places in honor of people, we are reminded that people are multidimensional. No one is perfect. How do you weigh and balance the good that was done by George Washington, James Madison and John F. Kennedy against their public and private shortcomings? That’s the hard work of thinking critically about history. We need to understand the facts and then dig deeper and understand them in the context of their time and place. It’s not entirely fair to judge someone who lived in the 17th century by the standards of the 21st century. When you think critically about history, you are digging for deeper truths than just facts. You also want to understand how people interpreted facts in their era as compared to how we do it now. Un-naming public places can begin as a classroom game. The game, however, becomes a serious business. A public debate informed by historical facts and expert advice is necessary. So, the next time you take a walk, particularly with your children or students, you might want to talk about why things are named as they are and if they should remain that way. Edward C. Halperin, M.D., teaches medical history at New York Medical College where he is also chancellor/CEO. This essay represents his views and not those of the college.
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OUTDOOR CHAMBER MUSIC AT THE ALDRICH
Tiffany Weiss, Emily Frederick, Sasha Ono and Brianne Lugo.
The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum and Ridgefield Symphony Orchestra are collaboratively presenting the Lotus Chamber Music Collective String Quartet in a two-concert residency on Fridays, Sept. 11 and 25, at 6:30 p.m. (rain dates Sept. 12 and 26). Both concerts will be held outdoors on The Aldrich’s grounds in Ridgefield. The quartet, composed of Tiffany Weiss, violin; Emily Frederick, violin; Brianne Lugo, viola; and Sasha Ono, cello, is an ensemble of the Lotus Chamber Music Collective that strives to strengthen communities through highly accessible music and social experiences “that reflect the hopes, dreams and concerns of community members, while also highlighting the diversity in the world.” The performance on Sept. 11 considers the concept of freedom, featuring music by American composers and composers who influenced American music. The concert on Sept. 25 delves into ways we navigate physical and mental spaces through the lens of our identities. The concerts are offered by registration only and space is limited to 50 attendees. Visit aldrichart.org to register. Tickets are $20 for the individual concerts or $30 if registering for both performances. Performances will be offered outdoors and will follow Covid-19 protocols, including the wearing of masks and social distancing.
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CPA WINS $25,000 WHILE FISHING WITH SONS
Scott Boehm, a Long Island CPA, and the $25,000 winner of Radio WICC 600 Spector Eye Care in Milford’s “Greatest Bluefish Tournament on Earth” said he hasn’t fished in more than 10 years. On Aug. 29 he chartered a fishing boat at Port Washington to go out with his two sons –wanting to “spend quality time with them,” he said. Boehm was shocked when Tournament Director Jill Dotlo contacted him for a pre-interview conversation prior to the 5 p.m. deadline on Aug. 31, telling him he was the top contender at that point. After the event, Boehm’s sons told him they want to fish the tournament every year now.
CAREMOUNT NAMES SENIOR DIRECTOR
CareMount Medical PC in Chappaqua recently appointed Matthew C. Kamen as senior director of stra-
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tegic analytics and development. He will be responsible for leading CareMount’s strategic and population health analytics functions while overseeing a team of actuaries, economists, analysts and data scientists. Kamen has been with CareMount Medical since 2018, serving most recently as director of strategic analytics and development. “Since joining CareMount two years ago, Mr. Kamen has played an integral role in building and leading CareMount’s best-in-market analytics program and our core population health operation,” said Peter J. Kelly, medical chief value officer and executive director of CareMount ACO LLC. Previously, Kamen was the director of strategic initiatives and value-based payment innovation at WellCare Health Plans Inc.
CLEARVIEW’S VERTIKAL BRANDS ACQUIRES HIGDON OUTDOORS
Clearview Capital Fund IV LP in Stamford has acquired Higdon Outdoors LLC and Power Calls Company LLC. Higdon Outdoors will operate as a wholly owned subsidiary of Vertikal Brands, a holding company established by Clearview, to pursue the acquisition of premium brands in the outdoor industry. The transaction closed Aug. 18. Headquartered in Paducah, Kentucky, Higdon Outdoors is a multibrand designer and supplier of hunting and sporting dog accessories. With more than 1,000 dealer locations worldwide, the Higdon brand is the industry leader in waterfowl decoys. Fund IV and Vertikal Brands partnered with the Higdon’s owners, John and Ben Higdon, as well as Kelley Powers, to recapitalize the business and provide additional capital to support its organic and acquisition growth initiatives. “The Higdon family has built an impressive business over the last 26 years, developing a reputation for innovation and quality across the company’s brand portfolio,” said Matt Blevins, partner of Clearview Capital. “The complementary skill sets of the Higdon Outdoors and Vertikal Brands teams, augmented by the financial and strategic backing of Clearview, makes for a highly compelling combination. We look forward to working with John and Ben to accelerate the company’s growth, organically as well as through acquisitions.”
A VIRTUAL TALK WITH ARTISTS
Join a fascinating conversation among a major contemporary artist and the professionals whose livelihoods are linked to their work on Sept. 10, 7 to 8:30 p.m., when Greenwich-based Bruce Museum hosts a Zoom webinar titled “Curator, Collector, Critic, Creator: What Is ‘Contemporary Art’ Today?” Central to the discussion about contemporary art today is Joe Fig, an artist and author known for work that explores the artistic creative process and the spaces where art is made. He is the chair of fine arts and visual studies at Ringling College of Art and Design in Sarasota. With her deep familiarity with Fig’s body of work and global perspective on the contemporary art market, Cristin Tierney lends expert insight to this conversation.
Collector Monroe Denton, critic Christian Viveros-Fauné and Amy Gilman, director of the Chazen Museum of Art at University Wisconsin-Madison round out the panel for the discussion. Leonard Jacobs, producer of the Bruce Presents series, will serve as moderator. Participation in the virtual program, for the benefit of the Bruce Museum, is $25 for museum members, $35 nonmembers. To reserve a place, visit brucemuseum.org or call 203-869-0376; a link to join the conversation on Zoom will be sent to registered attendees one hour prior to the program.
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CLC RECEIVES GRANT
DART raises funds to support pivotal NPC research — research that may also help millions suffering from Parkinson’s disease, HIV/ Aids, Ebola, heart disease, stroke, Alzheimer’s disease and other disorders that appear to be related to cholesterol. To date, DART has raised almost $5 million that has gone toward the search for a better treatment and ultimately a cure for NPC. Janet Giannetta, Don Minichino and Chris Gilbert.
Founded in 1962, Abilities First in Poughkeepsie is a not-for-profit organization serving the needs of more than 1,400 children and adults with developmental disabilities through educational, vocational, residential and habilitation services in the Hudson Valley.
DART TO HOST VIRTUAL CHARITY WALK
CLC classroom at the Palmers Hill location in Stamford.
Children’s Learning Centers of Fairfield County (CLC), the second-largest center-based early childhood education nonprofit in Connecticut, is the recipient of a $35,000 grant from United Way of Western Connecticut. The grant provides critical funding to CLC and helps make it possible for hard-working ALICE (Asset Limited Income Constrained Employed) families to access high-quality early childhood education. “At United Way of Western Connecticut, we realize how important childcare is to helping people get back to work and supporting their families,” said Isabel Almeida, president of United Way of Western Connecticut. “Children’s Learning Centers is a valuable partner in the Stamford-area,” she said. CLC serves families of all income levels and offers qualifying families sliding-scale fees based on family size and income. It recently reopened all eight of its Stamford locations to serve 380 children,
enabling nearly 500 parents to go back to work. CEO Marc Jaffe said, “Throughout the pandemic, CLC has been providing remote support to enrolled families, but for months we have strived to reopen to provide reliable and safe early childhood education and care that enables parents to return to work.”
The third annual Dart to the Finish charity walk to benefit Dana’s Angels Research Trust (DART) is scheduled virtually for Sept. 26 through Oct. 3 because of Covid-19. DART is a Greenwich-based nonprofit that funds research for the rare childhood disease, Niemann-Pick type C (NPC), which is often referred to as “childhood Alzheimer’s.” Participants can complete a two-mile walk anywhere they want – in their neighborhood, at the beach, in a park or
on a treadmill. Registration (which is a tax-deductible donation to DART) is $25 for adults and $10 for children ages 10 to 21 years of age. Registered walkers receive a DART to the Finish T-shirt and are eligible for restaurant gift certificate rewards when they get other friends and family members to sign up. To learn more and register, visit danasangels.org or runsignup.com/Race/CT/Greenwich/ DARTToTheFinish. Dana’s Angels Research Trust was founded by Andrea and Phil Marella of Greenwich after two of their four children, Dana and Andrew, were diagnosed with NPC, which is so rare that only about 200 children are diagnosed in the U.S. This disorder robs a child of the ability to live a long, healthy life, often becoming fatal in the teenage years. As a nonprofit organization,
NEW BOARD MEMBERS AT ABILITIES FIRST
“For almost 60 years, Abilities First has been engaged with excellent community leaders to assist with the advancement of our mission,” said CEO Dr. Jeffery Fox. “As we carry on this tradition, we are pleased to announce the newest members of our board of directors: Janet Giannetta, RBT Consultants; Chris Gilbert, Central Hudson; and Don Minichino, Houlihan Lawrence. We look forward to their contributions and guidance as we continue to support the needs of families and individuals in our communities,” he said.
From left: Phil, Julia, Andrea, Andrew and Phil Marella with Connecticut State Representative Stephen Meskers. Photo courtesy of Sonya Szostak.
NADINE T. TRINH JOINS ASIAN AMERICAN BOARD
Nadine T. Trinh, a principal at Jackson Lewis PC in White Plains, has been appointed to serve as a member of the Westchester County Asian American Advisory Board. The board is composed of members of the Asian American community who have demonstrated concern for its affairs in Westchester. The board will provide counsel on issues that affect the quality of life for Asian Americans in the local community. Trinh’s term begins immediately and is effective until Dec. 31, 2021. Trinh advises clients in all areas of employment-based nonimmigrant and immigrant visa processing, particularly for high-level business professionals, scientists, researchers, physicians, entertainers and artists. Prior to joining Jackson Lewis, Trinh was an enterprise risk management consultant for four years with a Big Four accounting firm. Trinh earned her Juris Doctorate from Brooklyn Law School and her Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Michigan. Also, she studied international securities regulation at the University of International Business & Economics (UIBE) in Beijing, China.
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9-11 REMEMBRANCE SERVICES AT COS COB PARK MEMORIAL
ranging from online meetings to one-on-one remote mentoring conversations, students will learn from each other and experienced physicians looking to positively influence the next generation of physicians, while giving back to their alma mater. Dr. Peter Bentivegna will be overseeing the alumni engagement of the chapter. “I am excited to be part of this most worthy initiative. Benjamin Rush, M.D., a founding father, signer of the Declaration of Independence, prioritized the patient above all else,” said Bentivegna.
HARVEST MARKET EVENT CANCELED
9-11 Memorial at Cos Cob.
The town of Greenwich will be hosting a Sept. 11 Remembrance Ceremony on Sept. 11. The service will take place with all social distancing protocols and safety measures in place. The family members affected by the 9/11 tragedy will be supported by the town’s elected officials, first responders and community. The service will start promptly at 8:46 a.m. with a cannon and bellringing noting the time the North Tower was hit. Participants will gather at Cos Cob Park’s parking lot and follow the Honor Guard past the waterside pavilion where flowers will be available to lay at the base of the memorial. There will be a prayer at the memorial by Greenwich Police Chaplin Thomas L. Nins and all will continue through the labyrinth to pay their respects. The service will also include a reading of the names of the 33 Greenwich victims.
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NYMC’S BENJAMIN RUSH INSTITUTE CHAPTER
New York Medical College (NYMC) in Valhalla has created an intergenerational chapter of the Benjamin Rush Institute. The first chapter of its kind in any medical school, it will provide opportunity for aspiring and experienced medical professionals to connect and discuss the ethics of the patient-physician relationship as well as the political-economic implications of different health care provision models for the United States. The chapter, open to alumni, faculty and students, will offer multiple online public sessions per term, with a thought leader discussing a keynote idea. The chapter will also serve as a platform for alumni and current medical students to develop mentor-mentee relationships. Through the type of interaction fostered by the organization, FCBJ
The Fairfield Chamber of Commerce will not host its annual Harvest Market event this year on Old Town Hall Green, which was scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 17. Beverly Balaz, president of the chamber, said, “It was a very hard decision to cancel this much-anticipated popular community event, but given the circumstances of the Covid pandemic, we wanted to be absolutely mindful of ‘safety first’. “Historically, this has been a very big event, drawing hundreds of people throughout the day. Given the size of this event, it would be very difficult to maintain proper safety protocols and adhere to state and town event requirements and social distancing guidelines,” she said.
ing services support and resources. According to Matthew Anderson, president and CEO of The Osborn, “We are delighted Christa has been selected for this leadership role. She cares deeply about seniors and never wavers from her desire to help them find the most suitable living options. Her dedication and knowledge will greatly enhance LeadingAge’s mission of expanding the world of possibilities for aging during this unprecedented time.” With 28 years of experience in the senior living sector, Picciano-Daniello joined The Osborn in 1998. Founded in 1961, LeadingAge New York represents not-for-profit, mission-driven and public continuing care providers, including nursing homes, senior housing, adult care facilities, continuing care retirement communities, assisted living, and community service providers.
HOUSING AUTHORITY SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS
The Housing Authority of the Town of Greenwich (HATG) has announced its 2020 scholarship recipients. The $1,000 scholarships, funded by HATG, were awarded
to eight first-year college students determined by the Greenwich Scholarship Association, and eight students currently enrolled in college. All 16 recipients are residents of one of the Greenwich Housing Developments or a participant in the Section 8 Program. “Congratulations to each of our scholarship recipients on behalf of myself, the board of commissioners and everyone from the Housing Authority of the Town of Greenwich. We are happy to support these students in their higher education pursuits,” said Anthony L. Johnson, executive director. “Part of our mission is to provide our residents with access to opportunities. We don’t just say our children’s futures are important – we do something about it. We are proud to provide our residents with safe, decent and affordable housing and services that foster opportunities for success, such as furthering their educational goals.” Created in 1946, The Housing Authority of the Town of Greenwich is committed to providing affordable housing and improving the quality of life for low and moderate-income families by guaranteeing safe, quality housing.
OSBORN VP NAMED TO ADVOCACY GROUP
The Osborn, a continuum of care community in Rye, recently announced that Vice President of Sales Christa Picciano-Daniello has been appointed vice president of LeadingAge New York’s Retirement Housing Cabinet, the major advocacy group for providing ag-
Terry Mardula, deputy director and COO, and Andee March, social worker.
NEW ASSISTANT GENERAL MANAGER OF MGE’S FLAGSHIP
Mohegan Gaming & Entertainment (MGE) in Uncasville, Connecticut, has appointed Kevin Lowry as assistant general manager of Mohegan Sun Connecticut, where he will be responsible for finance, gaming, cashiering, tenant and retail operations. “We are pleased to introduce Kevin Lowry as the new assistant general manager of our flagship property,” said Mario Kontomerkos, MGE CEO. “Kevin has been a member of the Mohegan family for more than 20 years and served Mohegan Sun Connecticut faithfully since we opened our doors in 1996. We are confident Kevin will guide Mohegan Sun, one of the largest integrated entertainment resorts in North America, on a path of continued growth and success.” Lowry has served as the former vice president and CFO for Mohegan Sun and Mohegan Sun Pocono. Lowry will work with Jeffrey Hamilton, president and general manager of Mohegan Sun, and the leadership team on all major initiatives.
HOLOCAUST CENTER BENEFIT
Titled “Moving Generations Forward” and honoring human rights
leaders past, present and future, the Holocaust & Human Rights Education Center has scheduled a virtual benefit Thursday, Oct. 29 at 7 p.m., which can be enjoyed from the comfort and safety of home. Honoring Congresswoman Nita Lowey and the Holocaust & Human Rights Education Center Speakers Bureau Survivors and Liberators, the program will be led by Derek Black, the son of Don Black, the founder of the hate site Stormfront. Derek Black discovered the flaws in white nationalism ideology and walked away from the white nationalist movement. Sponsorship opportunities are available. For more information, contact Millie Jasper at 914-6960738 or email@example.com.
AUTHENTICATING BRANDS AND NONPROFITS
Wow to Pop Inc., which is based in Greenwich, announced that Cynthia and David Kim, co-founders of Children of the Fallen Patriots Foundation have been recognized as the first recipients of Actionnate’s Actionnater of the Month. Actionnate, launching in this fall, was created to provide the first central trustworthy source
and data repository for achieving sustainability and social responsibility goals. Actionnate aggregates data on its web platform and app for use by consumers, brands and nonprofits. With its proprietary database, Actionnate is the only app, which provides consumers with a third-party verified, standardized series of snapshots to authenticate whether brands and nonprofits meet their declared corporate social responsibility and environmental, social and governance criteria promises. Kathryn Minckler, founder and CEO of Wow to Pop, said, “Actionnater of the Month was conceived to celebrate people and brands that inspire others with their passion to help make the world a better place for each of us and, have done so, by taking extraordinary action directed at purposeful change.” Since its founding, Children of the Fallen Patriots Foundation has provided college scholarships totaling more than $40 million to more than 1,900 Gold Star students in all 50 states, in all branches of the military and has a pipeline of more than 9,000 children in its unique database.
PULLMAN & COMLEY TOP ADR PROVIDER IN NEW ENGLAND
ALM, a business-to-business information and intelligence media company in Bridgeport, has named the Pullman & Comley law firm the top alternative dispute resolution (ADR) provider in New England for 2020. Subscribers to ALM’s law publications chose the winners through the Best of New England 2020 survey. Pullman & Comley received the top ranking in the Overall ADR Provider category. “This year has presented unique challenges for the justice system and our team at Pullman & Comley has risen to the occasion,” said Robert L. Holzberg, who leads the firm’s ADR practice and served as a Connecticut Superior Court judge for more than 22 years before retiring from the bench in 2012. “Through Zoom mediations, arbitrations, collaborative divorces and other virtual services, we have helped many different types of clients reach agreements and resolve conflicts, which is especially rewarding in such an uncertain time.” Pullman & Comley celebrated its 100th anniversary in 2019 and is one of Connecticut’s largest firms, with offices in Stamford, Hartford, Waterbury, Bridgeport and Westport.
BLACK LIVES MATTER MURAL FOR YONKERS
Yonkers Arts, the nonprofit organization dedicated to developing the artistic community and impact the city of Yonkers through the arts, is bringing a Black Lives Matter Mural to the city’s downtown. The project, spearheaded by Executive Director Ray Wilcox, who is African American, felt it was important for the organization to bring the mural to the city of Yonkers. “Knowing the history of our city and its dynamics, the mural will spark conversations on both sides of the spectrum and that’s how we can start creating resolutions for change,” said Wilcox. The installation of the mural in front of City Hall at South Broadway between Prospect Avenue and Hudson Street has begun. According toWilcox, “Yonkers Arts aims to continue to execute on our new aggressive and ambitious agenda through collaborative programming execution. I feel through these ‘organic’ partnerships we, alongside the city of Yonkers, will continue to create the impactful opportunities for creatives within the city of Yonkers.”
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Facts & Figures
BAKNRUPTCY Cathy Ann Deutsch, d.b.a. Tiger Lily Boutique Inc., Mount Kisco 20-22979-RDD: Chapter 7, $23,297 assets, $81,213 liabilities. Attorney: Nathan Horowitz.
COURTS Dayna Mejias, Newburgh, et al, vs. Alexis Diner Inc., Newburgh, et al, 20-cv-6929-VB: Class action, Fair Labor Standards Act. Attorney: Steven B. Blau. Great American Insurance Co., Ohio vs. Active Fire Protection Inc., Rockland County, 20-cv7063-CS: Property damage: Attorney: Timothy G. Church. Israel E’Zion, Illinois, et al, vs. Combe Inc., White Plains. 20-cv7026-CS: Personal injury, product liability. Attorney: Shane C. Fulton. Jennifer Feltenstein vs. Jewish Home Lifecare Sarah Neuman Center, Mamaroneck, 20-cv6989-CS: Americans with Disabilities Act. Attorney: Glen H. Parker. Jonathan Oliver, Texas vs. Army West Point Athletic Association, West Point, 20-cv-6934-VB: Retaliation. Attorney: Jason L. Solotaroff. Ledman Optoelectronic Company Ltd. vs. Active Media Services Inc., Pearl River, 20-mc-306-NSR: Motion to compel.Attorney: Maggie X. Wang. Sandoz Inc., Princeton, New Jersey vs. Medwiz Solutions LLC, Bardonia, et al, 20-cv-6943-NSR: Racketeering.Attorney: Linda Wong. The Brothers Grocery & Deli Corp., Yonkers, et al, vs. USA,20-cv-6961-VB: Review of agency decision.Attorney: Jeremy G. Feigenbaum.
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Thomas Cronk, Suffern vs. Hudson Valley Roofing & Sheetmetal Inc., New Windsor, et al, 20-cv-7131-KMK: Fair Labor Standards Act. Attorney: Stanley J. Silverstone.
DEEDS Above $1 million 189 Saratoga LLC, Brooklyn. Seller: 189 Saratoga Ave Realty LLC, Clifton, New Jersey. Property: 189 Saratoga Ave., Yonkers. Amount: $1.6 million. Filed Aug. 25. 275 Kisco LLC, Greenbelt, Maryland. Seller: 275 Kisco Avenue LLC, Mount Kisco. Property: 265-281 Kisco Ave., Mount Kisco. Amount: $16.5 million. Filed Aug. 24. 45 Hurlingham LLC, Phoenix, Arizona. Seller: Ian S. Weston, Scarsdale. Property: 45 Hurlingham Drive, North Castle. Amount: $3.5 million. Filed Aug. 26. Adri-Sandra Realty LLC, Yonkers. Seller: Bronx River Associates LP, New York City. Property: 2 Overhill Place, Yonkers. Amount: $1.4 million. Filed Aug. 24. Borgo 1 LLC, New York. City. Seller: Lorri Friedman, New Rochelle. Property: 18 Premium Point, New Rochelle. Amount: $2.2 million. Filed Aug. 26. Brittany View LLC, White Plains. Seller: L and G Investor Properties LLC, New York City. Property: 8 Brittany Close, Scarsdale. Amount: $3.1 million. Filed Aug. 26. City of Yonkers. Seller: Roman Catholic Church of Saint Peter and Saint Denis, Yonkers. Property: 71 Lawrence St., Yonkers. Amount: $3.9 million. Filed Aug. 26. Greacen Point Partners LLC, New York City. Seller: Robert J. Leaf, et al, Mamaroneck. Property: 1120 Greacen Point Road, Mamaroneck. Amount: $4.6 million. Filed Aug. 27. Meadows at Briarcliff LLC, Hawthorne. Seller: Sleepy Hill LLC, Westport, Connecticut. Property: 715 Sleepy Hollow Road, Mount Pleasant. Amount: $2.4 million. Filed Aug. 26. Syview LLC, New York City. Seller: Miller Pondfield LLC, Bronxville. Property: 85 Pondfield Road, Eastchester. Amount: $5.6 million. Filed Aug. 26. U.S. Bank N.A. Seller: Carl Finger, White Plains. Property: 219 Tecumseh Ave., Mount Vernon. Amount: $1.1 million. Filed Aug. 27.
ON THE RECORD
Below $1 million 25 Radcliff Yates Realty LLC, Bronx. Seller: Dolores Martino, White Plains. Property: 25 Washington Ave., Greenburgh. Amount: $800,000. Filed Aug. 26. 572 Van Ranst PL LLC, Mount Vernon. Seller: Viktor Hasaj, et al, Mamaroneck. Property: 572 Van Ranst Place, Mamaroneck. Amount: $837,500. Filed Aug. 25. 626 North Division Street LLC, Yorktown Heights. Seller: Tasche Pietris, et al, Honolulu, Hi. Property: 626 N. Division St., Peekskill. Amount: $624,500. Filed Aug. 28. DNV Inc., North White Plains. Seller: Harding Avenue Associates LLC, White Plains. Property: 126 Lafayette Ave., North Castle. Amount: $750,000. Filed Aug. 24. FASNY Holdings LLC, Ardsley. Seller: Darren DeUrso, White Plains. Property: 42 Greenwich Road, Bedford. Amount: $471,000 Filed Aug. 26. Listres 30 LLC, White Plains. Seller: Ruth Cavalluzzi, et al, Hartsdale. Property: 30 Robertson Ave., White Plains. Amount: $387,500. Filed Aug. 28. MEF Group LLC, Bedford. Seller: Giuseppe Ferro, et al, Armonk. Property: 14 Rose Hill Drive, North Castle. Amount: $995,000. Filed Aug. 26. South Secound LLC, New City. Seller: Robert A. Hufjay, Mount Vernon. Property: 424 Second Avenue South, Mount Vernon. Amount: $289,001. Filed Aug. 24. The Nutury of Rye Brook Inc., Larchmont. Seller: RSCS LLC, Rye Brook. Property: 431 N. Ridge St., Rye. Amount: $974,000. Filed Aug. 25. Weichert Workforce Mobility Inc., Morris Plains, New Jersey. Seller: Yegor Voronin, et al, Sleepy Hollow. Property: 37 ½ Amos St., Mount Pleasant. Amount: $820,000. Filed Aug. 28.
LIS PENDENS The following filings indicated a legal action has been initiated, the outcome of which may affect the title to the property listed. 1 Winthrop Drive LLC, et al. Filed by Toorak Capital Partners LLC. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $800,000 affecting property located at 1 Winthrop Drive, Rye Brook 10573. Filed Aug. 4.
Astorino, Ellen, et al. Filed by U.S. Bank N.A. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $200,000 affecting property located at 2 Briar Lane, Crompond 10517. Filed Aug. 5. Benitez, Jorge G., et al. Filed by Deutsche Bank National Trust Co. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $442,000 affecting property located at 28 Trenton Ave., White Plains 10606. Filed Aug. 6.
Mujahid, Jubae, et al. Filed by Green Tree Servicing LLC. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $289,000 affecting property located at 5 Granada Crescent, Apt. 20, White Plains 10603. Filed Aug. 12. Oliver, Tamara, et al. Filed by Deutsche Bank National Trust Co. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $379,000 affecting property located at 10 S. 14th Ave., Mount Vernon 10550. Filed Aug. 13.
Besley, Patricia, individually and as administrator of the estate of Clement Besley, et al. Filed by MTGLQ Investors LP. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $250,000 affecting property located at 163 Hillside Ave., Mount Vernon 10553. Filed Aug. 12.
Pena, Maximino, et al. Filed by Wilmington Savings Fund Society FSB. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $65,720 affecting property located at 839 Underhill Ave., Mamaroneck 10543. Filed Aug. 14.
Castillo, Ruben, et al. Filed by Deutsche Bank National Trust Co. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $471,200 affecting property located at 235 Delano Avenue West, Yonkers 10704. Filed Aug. 12.
Public administrator of Westchester County as administrator of the estate of Charles Paden, et al. Filed by Deutsche Bank National Trust Co. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $68,000 affecting property located at 134 Ravine Ave., 3B, Yonkers 10701. Filed Aug. 5.
Duff, Emily, et al. Filed by Deutsche Bank National Trust Co. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $376,000 affecting property located at 2923 Hyatt St., Yorktown Heights 10598. Filed Aug. 10. Ferro, Frank, et al. Filed by Deutsche Bank National Trust Co. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $440,000 affecting property located at 10 Lounsbury Drive, Baldwin 10505. Filed Aug. 11. Goetz, Amy M., et al. Filed by Citimortgage Inc. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $318,000 affecting property located at 25 Kathwood Road, Yonkers 10710. Filed Aug. 12. Jeffries, Jared, individually and as trustee of the Jared Jeffries Revocable Trust, et al. Filed by Deutsche Bank National Trust Co. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $900,000 affecting property located at 9 Stony Gate Oval, New Rochelle 10804. Filed Aug. 17. Llivisaca, Juanita, et al. Filed by Deutsche Bank National Trust Co. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $156,000 affecting property located at 75 Chappaqua Road, Briarcliff Manor 10510. Filed Aug. 3. Martin, Ruth Gordon, et al. Filed by U.S. Bank N.A. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure an unspecified amount affecting property located at 147 Hamilton Ave., New Rochelle 10801. Filed Aug. 3.
Roque, David Nova, et al. Filed by Kondaur Capital Corp. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure an unspecified amount affecting property located at 15 Wolden Road, Ossining 10562. Filed Aug. 3. Sanchez, Dinorah, et al. Filed by Wells Fargo Bank N.A. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $215,000 affecting property located at 1211 Constant Ave., Peekskill 10566. Filed Aug. 13. Schwartz, Michael, et al. Filed by Bethpage Federal Credit Union. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $596,500 affecting property located at 25 Stone Paddock Place, Bedford 10506. Filed Aug. 7. Sporn, Philip J., et al. Filed by Citimortgage Inc. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $545,300 affecting property located at 39 Windmill Road, Armonk 10504. Filed Aug. 11. Stains, Barcott, et al. Filed by U.S. Bank N.A. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $298,382 affecting property located at 546 S. Second Ave., Mount Vernon 10550. Filed Aug. 17. Young, Jean, et al. Filed by First Citizens Bank and Trust Co. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $150,000 affecting property located at 111 North Road, White Plains 10603. Filed Aug. 3.
MECHANIC’S LIENS Brianna Banahan Nurtury Montessori, et al, as owner. $15,813 as claimed by D and A United Inc., Yonkers. Property: in Mamaroneck. Filed Aug. 25. Cheng, Andrew, et al, as owner. $10,000 as claimed by Artique Construction Services, Bronx. Property: in Greenburgh. Filed Aug. 31. RXR 587 Main Owner LLC, as owner. $41,543 as claimed by Phoenix Building Supply Inc., Ridgewood. Property: in New Rochelle. Filed Aug. 25.
NEW BUSINESSES This paper is not responsible for typographical errors contained in the original filings.
Partnerships Green Designers, 8 S. Mortimer Ave., Elmsford 10523, c/o Meliton Villalobos and Antonio Lugo Bustos. Filed March 10.
Sole Proprietorships A S Painting, 416 Orchard St., Apt. 1, Port Chester 10573, c/o Adrian Mauricio Salazar Barros. Filed March 10. Alright Limo Service, 126 Philip Place, Hawthorne 10532, c/o Joao Claudio Marques. Filed March 9. Anthony’s Custom Tailor, 851 Midland Ave., Yonkers, c/o Carlos C. Pena-Cruz. Filed March 9. Ares, 326 N. Fulton Ave., Mount Vernon 10552, c/o Gabriel Torquato Lima Francisco. Filed March 9. Champs Swim Club, 30 Lake St., Apt. 4B, White Plains 10603, c/o Gerald W. Cox. Filed March 12. Creative Planning Consulting, 1080 Mamaroneck Ave., White Plains 10605, c/o Kevin Orie. Filed March 10. Ebony More, 7 Odell Plaza, Suite 13, No. 562, Yonkers 10701, c/o Tataneesha Gallimore. Filed March 10. Errandboyservices, 28 Dudley Place, Yonkers 10703, c/o Anthony Obiegbulem. Filed March 9. Hungry Hearts, P.O. Box 404, Jefferson Valley 10535, c/o Theresa George. Filed March 11.
Facts & Figures Kandes Beauty, 868 Scarsdale Ave., Scarsdale 10583, c/o Kandes Ross. Filed March 9. LS Royals, 750 Central Park Ave., Yonkers 10704, c/o Lia Davis. Filed March 12. Miguel Albino Molina, 8 Putnam Park Road, Cortland Manor 10567, c/o Molina Miguel Molina. Filed March 10. MW Gymnastics, 92 Hunter St., Suite A, Ossining 10562, c/o Michael Weyreth. Filed March 10. Punch List, 107 N. Greeley Ave., No. 734, Chappaqua 10514, c/o James Scott. Filed March 10. Robert J. McGuirl Jr. Scholarship Fund, P.O. Box 3293, Pelham 10803, c/o Robert Sweeney-Commander. Filed March 9. Rossy Nails, 97 Cortlandt St., Sleepy Hollow 10591, c/o Rosa M. Veras de Lopez. Filed March 12. Suky Beauty Salon, 120 Lake Ave., Yonkers 10703, c/o Sugeirys Henriquez. Filed March 9. Thomas Ent. Mechanical Services HVAC-R, 200 Kimball Ave., Yonkers 10704, c/o Oliver Thomas. Filed March 9. Visual Global, 178 Mongomary Ave., Scarsdale 10583, c/o Jorge Ferreira. Filed March 9.
PATENTS Automatic information exchange between personal electronic devices upon determination of a business setting. Patent no. 10,764,356 issued to Tamer Abuelsaad, et al. Assigned to IBM, Armonk. Automatic genre classification determination of web content to which the web content belongs together with a corresponding genre probability. Patent no. 10,764,353 issued to Dirk Harz, et al. Assigned to IBM, Armonk. Broadcast message transmission. Patent no. 10,764,836 issued to Dong Hui Liu, et al. Assigned to IBM, Armonk. Capturing and managing knowledge from social networking interactions. Patent no. 10,762,158 issued to Mustansir Banatwala, et al. Assigned to IBM, Armonk. Circular ring-shaped antifuse device. Patent no. 10,763,210 issued to Chih-Chao Yang, et al. Assigned to IBM, Armonk.
Controlling access between nodes by a key server. Patent no. 10,764,291 issued to Patricia Driever, et al. Assigned to IBM, Armonk.
Glenford United LLC, Bearsville, as owner. Lender: FM Home Loans LLC, Brooklyn. Property: in Woodstock. Amount: $316,800. Amount: $156,000. Filed Aug. 26.
Digital STDP synapse and LIF neuron-based neuromorphic system. Patent no. 10,762,419 issued to Takeo Yasuda, et al. Assigned to IBM, Armonk.
Jordan, Benjamin, as owner. Lender: Bank of Millbrook. Property: in Pleasant Valley. Amount: $408,000. Filed Aug. 25.
Digital table. Patent no. 10,759,644 issued to Stephen Lim, et al. Assigned to PepsiCo, Purchase. Electronic module power supply. Patent no. 10,765,002 issued to Michael Christo, et al. Assigned to IBM, Armonk. Modifying a number of opportunities in a customer relationship management (CRM) system. Patent no. 10,762,510 issued to Jorge Arroyo, et al. Assigned to IBM, Armonk. Rendering a portion of an image corresponding to an interest of a user. Patent no. 10,764,398 issued to Paul Bastide, et al. Assigned to IBM, Armonk.
HUDSON VALLEY BUILDING LOANS Above $1 million Mountainside Woods LLC, Monroe, as owner. Lender: Ulster Savings Bank, Monroe. Property: in Lloyd. Amount: $2.5 million. Filed Aug. 21.
Below $1 million Brackett, Geoffrey L., et al, Newburgh, as owner. Lender: Walden Savings Bank, Montgomery. Property: in Newburgh. Amount: $427,500. Filed Aug. 27. Carman, Joseph Louis, et al, as owner. Lender: Primelending. Property: in Beekman. Amount: $328,932. Filed Aug. 26. Deal House Capital Fund I LLC, Mamaroneck, as owner. Lender: LendingHome Funding Corp., San Francisco, California. Property: 34 Patio Road, Middletown 10941. Amount: $112,900. Filed Aug. 28. Double Doors LLC, Albany, as owner. Lender: Toorak Capital Partners LLC, Summit, New Jersey. Property: 8 Ryerson Road, Warwick 10990. Amount: $129,060. Filed Aug., 25.
Kleister, Christopher B., et al, Campbell Hall, as owner. Lender: Walden Savings Bank, Montgomery. Property: in Goshen. Amount: $450,000. Filed Aug. 31. Velocity house Buyers LLC, Monroe, as owner. Lender: Arthur Guastamacchia, Monroe. Property: 1 Kit Court, Monroe 10950. Amount: $50,000. Filed Aug. 24.
DEEDS Above $1 million 29 Clove Brook Farm Road LLC, Cornwall. Seller: Gita S. van Heerden, Walden. Property: 29 Clove Brook Farm Road, Cornwall-on-Hudson. Amount: $5.1 million. Filed Aug. 25. Fom Properties Inc., Brewster. Seller: Heritage Island Plaza LLC, Brewster. Property: 3867 Danbury Road, Brewster 10509. Amount: $1 million. Filed Aug. 31. Keshav RIAA LLC, Flemington, New Jersey. Seller: Trudeau I. LLC, Fort Montgomery. Property: 1002 Route 94, Vails Gate. Amount: $1.3 million. Filed Aug. 25. Stone Creek Manor LLC, New York City. Seller: Brent Brandenburg, et al, Jacksonville, Florida. Property: in Rochester. Amount: $1 million. Filed Aug. 25. WFS â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Wappingers Falls Subaru LLC, Wappingers Falls. Seller: Heart Kia LLC, Wappinger Falls. Property: 1709-1715 Route 9, Wappinger Falls. Amount: $2.7 million. Filed Aug. 28.
Below $1 million 14 Industrial Park Inc., New City. Seller: Glojohn Realty Corp., Port Washington. Property: 14 and 16 Industrial Drive, Goshen 10924. Amount: $120,000. Filed Aug. 27. 180 Developers LLC, Ellenville. Seller: U.S. Bank Trust N.A. Property: 4 Clifford St., Wawarsing. Amount: $80,500. Filed Aug. 31.
460 Freedom Plains Road LLC, LaGrangeville. Seller: Business Resource Development LLC, LaGrangeville. Property: 460 Freedom Plains Road, Poughkeepsie 12603. Amount: $525,000. Filed Aug. 21.
Crossroads Construction and Management LLC, Newburgh. Seller: Rosalie Soliva, Newburgh. Property: 2 Capital Court, Newburgh 12550. Amount: $155,500. Filed Aug. 28.
Austin Black LLC, Airmont. Seller: Deutsche Bank National Trust Co. Property: 108 South St., Marlborough. Amount: $68,000. Filed Aug. 28.
D.A. Winn LLC 401K Profit Sharing Plan and Trust, Bearsville. Seller: Justin Via, Brooklyn. Property: in Shandaken. Amount: $57,000. Filed Aug. 25.
Bais Yekiseal Inc., Harriman. Seller: Horizon Gardens Inc., Monroe. Property: 12 Hamburg Way, Unit 002, Palm Tree. Amount: $5,000. Filed Aug. 25.
Davandjer Farms Inc., Pine Island. Seller: Jeffrey Braunius, et al, Goshen. Property: in Warwick. Amount: $25,000. Filed Aug. 26.
Barran Properties LLC, Carmel. Seller: Andrew Paterson, et al, LaGrangeville. Property: 49 Carmen Drive, Poughkeepsie 12603. Amount: $327,500. Filed Aug. 28. Besimchah LLC, Monroe. Seller: Velocity House Buyers LLC, New Windsor. Property: 21 Pine St., Port Jervis 12771. Amount: $99,000. Filed Aug. 24. BGRS LLC, Burr Ridge, Illinois. Seller: Marc D. Pondel, et al, West Hurley. Property: 122 Pleasant Ridge Drive, Hurley. Amount: $279,000. Filed Aug. 26. BGRS Relocation Inc., Scottsdale, Arizona. Seller: Timothy J. Berryman, et al, Warwick. Property: 10 Stonehenge Road, Warwick. Amount: $689,000. Filed Aug. 27. Buckwood Farms LLC, Sparrowbush. Seller: Judith Lawrence, Howells. Property: 900 Route 42, Deerpark. Amount: $140,000. Filed Aug. 26.
Hardy II Corp., Hopewell Junction. Seller: Shane Bartholomew, Poughkeepsie. Property: in Beacon. Amount: $175,000. Filed Aug. 26. Houndtooth LLC, Saugerties. Seller: Amy Max Properties Inc., Malden. Property: 1122 Main St., Saugerties. Amount: $125,000. Filed Aug. 31. Inness Capital LLC, New York City. Seller: Jae Dean Anderson, Franklin, Kentucky. Property: in Rochester. Amount: $150,000. Filed Aug. 26.
DDFII LLC, Clinton Corners. Seller: John J. Byrne, Stanfordville. Property: 252 Hicks Lane, Stanford. Amount: $445,000. Filed Aug. 24.
Inter Et Inter LLC, Accord. Seller: 21st Mortgage Corp. Knoxville, Tennessee. Property: 85 Baker Road, Rochester. Amount: $525,000. Filed Aug. 28.
Del Cid Real Estate LLC, Kingston. Seller: Tanya Lea Bach-Styles, Greenville, North Carolina. Property: 52-54 Old Sawmill Road, Ulster. Amount: $260,000. Filed Aug. 31.
Lâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Cress LLC, Poughkeepsie. Seller: Deutsche Bank Trust Company Americas. Property: 502 Route 376, Hopewell Junction 12533. Amount: $107,000. Filed Aug. 28.
Ellenville Portfolio Inc., Ellenville. Seller: 770-18 Development LLC, Ellenville. Property: 15 Kossar Place, Wawarsing. Amount: $60,000. Filed Aug. 27.
Lincoln Park DG Real Estate LLC, Elmhurst, Illinois. Seller: Tilcon Inc., Parsippany, New Jersey. Property: Route 32, Ulster. Amount: $60,000. Filed Aug. 24.
Ellenville Portfolio Inc., Ellenville. Seller: Theresa M. Sheeley, Ellenville. Property: 8 Spring St., Ellenville. Amount: $60,000. Filed Aug. 27.
Liz Family Home LLC, New Windsor. Seller: Robert K. Carl, et al, New Windsor. Property: 113 Denniston Drive, Cornwall-on-Hudson. Amount: $663,750. Filed Aug. 24.
Excelsior Real Estate Holdings LLC, Monroe. Seller: Pinchus Friedman, Monroe. Property: 18 Chevron Road, Unit 402, Palm Tree. Amount: $750,000. Filed Aug. 24.
LLC Construction Inc., Newburgh. Seller: Scenic Lifestyle Builders LLC, Newburgh. Property: 16 S. Dix Ave., Newburgh. Amount: $34,000. Filed Aug. 31. LTM Property Management Inc., Milton. Seller: Michael Rodelli, et al, Marlboro. Property: 43 Old Country Road, Marlborough. Amount: $190,000. Filed Aug. 27.
Builder Block Inc., Middletown. Seller: Anabel S. Field, White Oak, Texas. Property: in Middletown. Amount: $35,000. Filed Aug. 25.
Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp. Seller: Robert Hunter, South Fallsburg. Property: 157 Hickory Hill Road, Newburgh. Amount: $500. Filed Aug. 31.
Cartus Financial Corp., Danbury, Connecticutt. Seller: Peter M. Flynn, et al, Carmel. Property: 41 Ann Road, Carmel 10512. Amount: $397,000. Filed Aug. 27.
Glenford United LLC, Bearsville. Seller: Cornelis Bouman, et al, Bearsville. Property: 519 Glenford-Wittenberg Road, Woodstock. Amount: $240,000. Filed Aug. 26.
Cascade Funding 2017-1 Alternative Holdings LLC, New York City. Seller: Dianne P. Foley, Wappingers Falls. Property: in Poughkeepsie. Amount: $444,500. Filed Aug. 21.
Great Housing LLC, Monroe. Seller: Sima Trieger, et al, Brooklyn. Property: 137 Acres Road, Units 101 and 201, Palm Tree. Amount: $740,000. Filed Aug. 26.
Minghui Publishing Center Corp., Hackensack, New Jersey. Seller: Jacquelynn Vance-Pauls, Middletown. Property: 28 Grand Ave., Middletown 10940. Amount: $221,000. Filed Aug. 24.
Habitat HV LLC, New Paltz. Seller: Wilmington Savings Fund Society FSB. Property: 432 Plattekill Ardonia Road, Plattekill. Amount: $152,000. Filed Aug. 24.
Monhagen and West Main LLC, Newburgh. Seller: Broadway Newburgh LLC, Middletown. Property: in Newburgh. Amount: $525,000. Filed Aug. 24.
Hananah Farms LLC, Cornwall-on-Hudson. Seller: Sandcastle Homes Inc., Cornwall-on-Hudson. Property: 107 Clover Court, Cornwall-on-Hudson. Amount: $551,500. Filed Aug. 26.
PBV LLC, Monroe. Seller: Deena Cloud, et al, Cedar Knolls, New Jersey. Property: in Monroe. Amount: $15,000. Filed Aug. 24.
Catskill Farms Inc., Eldred. Seller: Saug LLC, Marshall, Virginia. Property: in Saugerties. Amount: $512,000. Filed Aug. 28. Catskill Farms Inc., Wurtsboro. Seller: Chestnut Hill Holding Group LLC, Saugerties. Property: Route 212, Saugerties. Amount: $6,000. Filed Aug. 27.
MHTC Development LLC, Pleasant Valley. Seller: Industrial Retro LLC, Pleasant Valley. Property: 15 Victory Lane, Poughkeepsie. Amount: $238,000. Filed Aug. 24.
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Facts & Figures Phi-Tan LLC, Poughkeepsie. Seller: CSX Transportation Inc., Jacksonville, Florida. Property: in Poughkeepsie. Amount: $281,000. Filed Aug. 24. Pink Mountain Homes Inc., Middletown. Seller: Barbara Pogozelski, Middletown. Property: 193 Hufcut Road, Wallkill. Amount: $185,444. Filed Aug. 28. Pitcairn Kingston LLC, Kingston. Seller: Tracy Daley, New Paltz. Property: 39 Pine St., Kingston. Amount: $160,000. Filed Aug. 24. Premier Contracting Inc., Highland. Seller: Pleasant View Subdivision LLC, Poughkeepsie. Property: in Lloyd. Amount: $55,000. Filed Aug. 27. S and S RE LLC, Kingston. Seller: U.S. Bank N.A. Property: 36 Foxhall Ave., Kingston. Amount: $70,500. Filed Aug. 24. Scale Holdings LLC, Washingtonville. Seller: S. Scott Enterprises Inc., Washingtonville. Property: 3 South St., Washingtonville. Amount: $395,000. Filed Aug. 25. Six Diamonds Tree Services and Landscaping Inc., Carmel. Seller: Mora Realty LLC, Brewster. Property: 118 Route 22, Pawling 12564Amount: $250,000. Filed Aug. 28. Sleepy Hollow Investors LLC, Congers. Seller: LAF Butterville LLC, New Paltz. Property: 46 Butterville Road, New Paltz. Amount: $40,500. Filed Aug. 24. Starlite Equities LLC, Brooklyn. Seller: Lorraine M. Almirall, Elmont. Property: 15 Desilva Road, Olive. Amount: $170,000. Filed Aug. 28. Station Hill Holdings LLC, New York City. Seller: George E. Verrilli, et al, Red Hook. Property: in Red Hook. Amount: $800,000. Filed Aug. 24. Summit Meadow LLC, Salt Point. Seller: Roger Jon Richards, Salt Point. Property: 441 Oak Summit Road, Washington. Amount: $100,000. Filed Aug. 26. Taconic Innovations Inc., Wappingers Falls. Seller: Bryan Conklin, Hopewell Junction. Property: 3 Ridge Ave., Port Jervis 12771. Amount: $270,500. Filed Aug. 28. The Land Remains LLC, Accord. Seller: Steven Levine, et al, Napanoch. Property: in Wawarsing. Amount: $799,000. Filed Aug. 28.
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Town of Lloyd, Highland. Seller: David J. Plavchak, et al, Highland. Property: 135 Vineyard Ave., Lloyd. Amount: $10,600. Filed Aug. 26. Town of Newburgh, Newburgh. Seller: George Langlitz Jr., Springfield, Massachusetts. Property: 350 Route 32, Newburgh. Amount: $24,000. Filed Aug. 31. U.S. Bank Trust N.A. Seller: Michael Fulco, et al, Middletown. Property: 211 Butterhill Drive, New Windsor. Amount: $284,000. Filed Aug. 28. Valuable Ideal Properties LLC, New Hampton. Seller: Pamela Louise Hogg, Stewart, Mississippi. Property: 238 Robbins Road, Mount Hope. Amount: $280,000. Filed Aug. 31. Vantage Construction Inc., Newburgh. Seller: Weikfield Windsor Development Inc., Woodmere. Property: 44 Shalimar Drive, Salisbury Mills 12577. Amount: $79,000. Filed Aug. 27. Var Properties NY LLC, Brewster. Seller: John F. Haring, Spencerport. Property: 12 Smalley Corners Road, Kent 10512. Amount: $140,000. Filed Aug. 31. Velocity House Buyers LLC, Monroe. Seller: John G. Gore, Monroe. Property: 1 Kit Court, Monroe. Amount: $160,000. Filed Aug. 24. Velocity House Buyers LLC, New Windsor. Seller: Margaret K. Clune, Simpsonville, South Carolina. Property: 21 Pine St., Port Jervis 12771. Amount: $70,000. Filed Aug. 24.
JUDGMENTS Cell Pro NY Corp., Suffern. $9,500 in favor of the Workers’ Compensation Board of the State of New York, Schenectady. Filed Aug. 27. Ely Enterprises Inc., Warwick. $63,000 in favor of the Workers’ Compensation Board of the State of New York, Schenectady. Filed Aug. 27. Kennedy Landscaping LLC, Newburgh. $4,500 in favor of the Workers’ Compensation Board of the State of New York, Schenectady. Filed Aug. 27. Marilyn’s Professional Cleaning Company Inc., Middletown. $19,500 in favor of the Workers’ Compensation Board of the State of New York, Schenectady. Filed Aug. 27.
Mountain Lodge Park Water Corp., Monroe. $55,500 in favor of the Workers’ Compensation Board of the State of New York, Schenectady. Filed Aug. 27. Nugent CM LLC, Fort Montgomery. $13,500 in favor of the Workers’ Compensation Board of the State of New York, Schenectady. Filed Aug. 27. Rucano Home Improvement Inc., Highland Falls. $65,500 in favor of the Workers’ Compensation Board of the State of New York, Schenectady. Filed Aug. 27. SB Food New York Inc., Monroe. $9,236 in favor of the Workers’ Compensation Board of the State of New York, Albany. Filed Aug. 26. Sir Clean Alot, Newburgh. $51,000 in favor of the Workers’ Compensation Board of the State of New York, Schenectady. Filed Aug. 27. Take Flight Aviation LLC, Montgomery. $3,000 in favor of the Workers’ Compensation Board of the State of New York, Schenectady. Filed Aug. 27.
LIS PENDENS The following filings indicated a legal action has been initiated, the outcome of which may affect the title to the property listed. 22 Mearns Ave LLC, et al. Filed by PS Funding Inc. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $942,000 affecting property located at 22 Mearns Ave., Highland Falls 10928. Filed Aug. 28. Best Brand House Central Valley LLC, et al. Filed by U.S. Bank Trust N.A. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $276,500 affecting property located at 17 Summit Ave., Central Valley 10917. Filed Aug. 31. Chamberlain, William, et al. Filed by CTF Asset Management LLC. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $50,000 affecting property located at 6144 Route 209, Kerhonkson 12446. Filed Aug. 26. Chambers 12550 LLC, et al. Filed by U.S. Bank Trust N.A. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $117,500 affecting property located at 197 Chambers St., Newburgh 12550. Filed Aug. 28.
Coronel, Hector A., et al. Filed by Deutsche Bank Trust Company Americas. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $249,000 affecting property located at 5 Prospect St., Wappingers Falls 12590. Filed Aug. 21. Culbreth, Omar, as heir and distributee of the estate of Owen Culbreth Jr., et al. Filed by Bank of America N.A. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $195,000 affecting property located at 84 Johnston St., Newburgh 12550. Filed Aug. 27. Eutsey, Ronald V., et al. Filed by U.S. Bank N.A. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $199,750 affecting property located at 9 Greenbush Drive, Poughkeepsie 12601. Filed Aug. 19. Heirs and distributees of the estate of Sheila E. Quigley, et al. Filed by Nationstar Mortgage LLC. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $285,000 affecting property located at 1003 Parkview Drive, Southfields 10975. Filed Aug. 24. King, Seneca, et al. Filed by Jacqueline C. Qualles. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $217,500 affecting property located at 21 North St., Middletown. Filed Aug. 25. Kowalewski, Michael, et al. Filed by U.S. Bank N.A. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $156,000 affecting property located at 55 Liberty St., Middletown 10940. Filed Aug. 25. Lo Presti, Edward D., et al. Filed by U.S. Bank N.A. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $141,900 affecting property located at 592 Granite Road, Kerhonkson 12446. Filed Aug. 25. Pearce, Dennis M., et al. Filed by TIAA FSB. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $198,886 affecting property located at 174 Charles Smith Road, Saugerties 12477. Filed Aug. 28. Repp, Tracy, et al. Filed by Deutsche Bank Trust Company Americas. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $220,000 affecting property located at 21 Juniper Lane, Pawling 12564. Filed Aug. 19. Rodgers, Timothy, et al. Filed by Deutsche Bank National Trust Co. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $263,500 affecting property located at 8 Keats Road, Middletown 10941. Filed Aug. 28.
Rosario, Keith, et al. Filed by BCMB1 Trust. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $78,000 affecting property located at 139 Gate School House Road, New Hampton 10958. Filed Aug. 26. Sanabria, Dolores, et al. Filed by Wells Fargo Bank N.A. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $290,000 affecting property located at 9 Bernadette Way, Washingtonville 10992. Filed Aug. 26. Soshensky, Eric, et al. Filed by Ulster Savings Bank. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $180,000 affecting property located at 379 Joys Lane, Hurley 12443. Filed Aug. 26. Suto, Troy R., et al. Filed by U.S. Bank N.A. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $130,200 affecting property located at 321 Main St., Rosendale 12472. Filed Aug. 27. Tamburello, Joseph W., et al. Filed by U.S. Bank N.A. Action: seeks to foreclose on a mortgage to secure $80,000 affecting property located at 250 Concord Lane, Middletown 10940. Filed Aug. 28.
Mechanic’s Liens Excellus Capital LLC, as owner. $5,100 as claimed by Henry Drywall Contracting Corp., Cornwall-on-Hudson. Property: in Carmel. Filed Aug. 25. Hudson Valley New York Holding LLC, as owner. $18,666 as claimed by Waterman Mechanical Inc., Brooklyn. Property: 400 Granite Road, Kerhonkson 12446. Filed Aug. 28. McKenley Hollow LLC, Montclair, New Jersey, as owner. $19,920 as claimed by BSB Construction Inc., Milton. Property: 212-220 McKenley Hollow Road, Shandaken. Filed Aug. 25. Papas Realty Holding LLC, as owner. $12,305 as claimed by Duffy Mechanical Services Inc., Poughkeepsie. Property: 194 Washington St., Poughkeepsie 12601.
Stellar Rental Services, 200 S. Main St., Apt. A8, Ellenville 12428, c/o Jose M. Negron Jr. and Christopher S. Clark. Filed Aug. 25.
Sole Proprietorships 5F Farm CSA, 64 Mountain Rest Road, New Paltz 12561, c/o Timothy B. Brooks. Filed Aug. 24. Anthony Lucero, 18 Mohonk Ave., New Paltz 12561, c/o Anthony David Lucero. Filed Aug. 27. Body Pilates by Corinne, 31 Lake Road, Salisbury Mills 12577, c/o Corinne Rogulski. Filed Aug. 12. Boys Auto Repairs, 5 Wisner Ave., Newburgh 12550, c/o Edgar Alvarez. Filed Aug. 11. Christopher’s Construction, 5423 Route 9W, Newburgh 12550, c/o Christopher J. Noga. Filed Aug. 11. City Deli and Comfort Food, 76 E. Main St., Middletown 10940, c/o Ganesh Bisnauthsing. Filed Aug. 10. Cloud Home App, P.O. Box 2694, Kingston 12401, c/o Monica Vasquez-Gomez. Filed Aug. 28. Disla’s Home Improvement, 31 Everett Road, Carmel 10512, c/o Deyanira Disla Alvarado. Filed Aug. 24. Fierce Femmes Coaching, 102 S. Ohioville Road, New Paltz 12561, c/o Jessica R. Casamento. Filed Aug. 21. John For Sale and More, P.O. Box 87, Lake Katrine 12449, c/o John S. Schiskey. Filed Aug. 25. Mateo Construction and Painting, 24 Fair St., Kingston 12401, c/o Leiser G. Mateo Tejada. Filed Aug. 27. Peter Halaga, 18 Summit Drive, Mahopac 10541, c/o Peter Halaga. Filed Aug. 24.
Propel to Well, 17 Denver Road, Kingston 12401, c/o Jessica Ann Davis. Filed Aug. 28.
This paper is not responsible for typographical errors contained in the original filings.
Structure Pine, 80 Montoma Lane, Woodstock 12498, c/o Alan A. Cruz. Filed Aug. 25.
Partnerships Design By Learned, 9 Ohara Road, Milton 12547, c/o Jeremy D. Learned and Rani C. Learned. Filed Aug. 26.
Taynacious Treats, 3 Stephen Drive, Saugerties 12477, c/o Tayne E. Smith. Filed Aug. 21.
LEGAL NOTICES NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY (LLC). NAME: ANDOLINI MEDIA, LLC Articles of Organization were filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 03/27/2019. Office location: Westchester County. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of process to: The LLC, 159 Ralph Avenue, White Plains, New York 10606, principal business location of the LLC. Purpose: any lawful business activity. #62620 Notice of Formation of WAY2WIN MANAGEMENT LLC Art. Of Org. filed with SSNY on 7/13/20. 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 WAY2WIN MANAGEMENT LLC, 1011 King St, Chappaqua, New York 10514 Purpose: any lawful purpose. #62622 Notice of formation of Limited Liability Company (ìLLCî). Name: La Mora LLC. Articles of Organization filed with the Secretary of State of the State of New York (ìSSNYî) on July 22, 2020. N.Y. office location: Westchester County. The SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. The SSNY shall mail a copy of any process to La Mora LLC, 1511 Central Park Avenue, Yonkers, New York 10710. Purpose/character of LLC is to engage in any lawful act or activity. #62623 Notice of formation of Limited Liability Company (ìLLCî). Name: La Mora Managers LLC. Articles of Organization filed with the Secretary of State of the State of New York (ìSSNYî) on July 22, 2020. N.Y. office location: Westchester County. The SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. The SSNY shall mail a copy of any process to La Mora Managers LLC, 1511 Central Park Avenue, Yonkers, New York 10710. Purpose/character of LLC is to engage in any lawful act or activity. #62624
KJJ Strategies LLC Art. of Org. filed with NY Secretary of State on July 29, 2020. Office located in WESTCHESTER COUNTY. Secy. Of State designated as agent upon which process may be served. Secy. Of State shall mail a copy of any process against it served upon him/her to: 300 Mamaroneck Ave. Suite 505 White Plains, NY 10605 (the LLCís primary business location). LLC may engage in any lawful act or activity for which a limited liability company may be formed. #62625 Notice of Formation of SNS Transporting LLC, Arts. Of Org. filed with the NY Sec. of State 07/21/2020. Office Loc. West. County. SSNY desig. as agent of the LLC upon whom process against may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of any process against it served upon him/her to 10 California Road, Mt. Vernon, NY 10552. Purpose: any lawful purpose. #62627 Notice of formation. Thereís No Place Like Home Plate, LLC. Art. Of Org. filed with SSNY 6/2/20. Office loc:Westchester County. SSNY desig. as agent of the LLC upon which process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to the LLC, 127 Dale Ave, Cortlandt Manor, NY, 10567. Purpose: any lawful business activity. #62628 NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY (LLC). NAME: BRIGHTWORLD ADVISORS, LLC Articles of Organization were filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 06/22/2020. Office location: Westchester County. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of process to: BrightWorld Advisors LLC, 9 Hanford Place, Tarrytown, NY 10591, principal business location of the LLC. Purpose: any lawful business activity. #62629
NOTICE OF FORMATION of Arts By Joni Joan LLC. Arts of Org. filed with the SSNY on 7/17/2020. Office Location: Westchester County. SSNY designated as agent of the LLC upon which process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to the LLC, 57B Route 6, Ste 110, Baldwin Pl., NY 10505. Purpose: any lawful act or activity. #62630 Notice of Formation of Ore Amare LLC Arts of Org. filed with SSNY on 7/30/2020. Office Location: Westchester County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail process to 78 Vaughn Ave, New Rochelle NY 10801. Purpose: any lawful act or activity. #62631 Notice of Formation of Plimsoll Capital LLC. Articles of Organization filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 7/15/2020. Office Location: Westchester County. SSNY is designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of any process to: THE LLC, 8 Brookside Place, Pleasantville, NY 10570. Purpose: Any lawful purpose. #62632 Notice of formation of Limited Liability Company (ìLLCî). Name: MacKenzie Overlook LLC. Articles of Organization filed with the Secretary of State of the State of New York (ìSSNYî) on August 12, 2020. N.Y. office location: Westchester County. The SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. The SSNY shall mail a copy of any process to MacKenzie Overlook LLC, 1055 Saw Mill River Road, Suite 204, Ardsley, New York 10502. Purpose/ character of LLC is to engage in any lawful act or activity. #62633
Notice of formation of Limited Liability Company (ìLLCî). Name: MacKenzie Overlook Manager LLC. Articles of Organization filed with the Secretary of State of the State of New York (ìSSNYî) on August 12, 2020. N.Y. office location: Westchester County. The SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. The SSNY shall mail a copy of any process to MacKenzie Overlook Manager LLC, 1055 Saw Mill River Road, Suite 204, Ardsley, New York 10502. Purpose/character of LLC is to engage in any lawful act or activity. #62634 Notice of formation of Limited Liability Company (ìLLCî). Name: MacKenzie Overlook Associates LLC. Articles of Organization filed with the Secretary of State of the State of New York (ìSSNYî) on August 12, 2020. N.Y. office location: Westchester County. The SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. The SSNY shall mail a copy of any process to MacKenzie Overlook Associates LLC, 1055 Saw Mill River Road, Suite 204, Ardsley, New York 10502. Purpose/character of LLC is to engage in any lawful act or activity. #62635 Notice of Formation of SwaineTrain LLC filed with SSNY on April 10, 2020. Office: NY County. SSNY designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to LLC: 7014 13th Avenue Suite 202 Brooklyn, NY 11228 Purpose: any lawful act or activity. #62636 Kome Find Me LLC, date of filing Articles of Organization with Sec. of State on 7/27/20. LLC located in Westchester Cty. Sec. of State designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against may be served. The Sec. of State shall mail copy of any process against the LLC served upon him or her to: 100 Fisher Avenue, White Plains, NY 10602. Purpose: any lawful activity. #62637
NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LOS JONES ENTERPRISES LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with SSNY on 8/19/20. Offc. loc: WESTCHESTER Cty. SSNY desig. agent upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of any process against the LLC to 239 Sheridan Ave, Mt. Vernon, NY 10552. Purpose: any lawful activity. #62638 NOTICE OF FORMATION OF ONLY ONY REAL ESTATE LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with SSNY on 8/19/20. Offc. loc: WESTCHESTER Cty. SSNY desig. agent upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of any process against the LLC to 239 Sheridan Ave, Mt. Vernon, NY 10552. Purpose: any lawful activity. #62639 One HealthIT LLC. Art. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 8/20/2020. Office: Westchester County. SSNY designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to the LLC, 62 Congress Street, New Rochelle, NY 10801. Purpose: Any lawful purpose. #62640 130 W Third Mount Vernon LLC, Arts of Org. filed with Sec. of State of NY (SSNY) 8/20/2020. Cty: Westchester. SSNY desig. as agent upon whom process against may be served & shall mail process to 279 Franklin Ave, Apt A, Mount Vernon, NY 10553. General Purpose. #62641 303 Design Consultants LLC, Arts of Org. filed with Sec. of State of NY (SSNY) 8/12/2020. Cty: Westchester. SSNY desig. as agent upon whom process against may be served & shall mail process to 303 East 57th St., Apt. 21J, New York, NY 10022. General Purpose. #62642
Foundation RX Bedford LLC, Arts of Org. filed with Sec. of State of NY (SSNY) 7/9/2020. Cty: Westchester. SSNY desig. as agent upon whom process against may be served & shall mail process to 80 Business Park Dr., Ste. 308 Armonk, NY 10504. General Purpose. #62643 112 North Chatsworth, LLC, Arts of Org. filed with Sec. of State of NY (SSNY) 8/3/2020. Cty: Westchester. SSNY desig. as agent upon whom process against may be served & shall mail process to 495 New Rochelle Rd., Bronxville, NY 10708. General Purpose. #62644 Grandview Land Services LLC, Arts of Org. filed with Sec. of State of NY (SSNY) 3/18/2020. Cty: Westchester. SSNY desig. as agent upon whom process against may be served & shall mail process to c/o Grossman & Gardner, 17 Elm Pl., Rye, NY 10580. General Purpose. #62645 Notice of Formation of a NY Limited Liability Company. Name: Mind at Ease LLC. Articles of Organization filing date with Secretary of State (SSNY) was June 22, 2020. Office location: Westchester County. SSNY has been designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served and SSNY shall mail copy of process to. Michael A Figueroa 125 Claremont Avenue Mount Vernon, New York 10550. Purpose is to engage in any and all business activities permitted under NYS laws. #62646
Notice of Formation of 401 Pea Pond Road, LLC, a domestic Limited Liability Company (LLC). Articles of Organization filed with the Secretary of State of NY (SSNY) on 06/26/2020. NY Office location: WESTCHESTER County. SSNY is designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of any process against the LLC served upon him/her to The LLC, c/o Cassin & Cassin, LLP, 2900 Westchester Avenue, Suite 402, Purchase, New York 10577. Purpose: Any lawful act or activity. #62648 NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY (LLC). NAME: TnT Capital Holdings, LLC Articles of Organization were filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 08/13/20. Office location: Westchester County. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of process to: The LLC, 499 North Broadway White Plains New York 10603, principal business location of the LLC. Purpose: any lawful business activity. #62649 Notice of Formation of Fresh Beginnings Yonkers, LLC Art. of Org. filed with SSNY on 8/31/20. Office Location: Westchester Cty. SSNY designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to the LLC, 22 Peach St, Nanuet, NY 10965. Purpose: any lawful purpose. #62650
Notice of formation of Dominique Brienne, LLC Art. Of Org. filed with the Sectíy of State of NY (SSNY) on 8/06/2020 . Office in Westchester County. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 151 Lorraine Ave. Mount Vernon, NY 10553. Purpose: any lawful purpose. #62647
SEPTEMBER 7, 2020
Facts & Figures
BUILDING PERMITS Commercial Diversity Construction Group, Cheshire, contractor for the city of Bridgeport. Remove existing roof and re-roof 268 Putnam St., Bridgeport. Estimated cost: $242,000. Filed July 2. Jose Miranda Contracting, Stratford, contractor for BTTC TEI Investors LLC. Remove existing roof and re-roof 480 Barnum Ave., Bridgeport. Estimated cost: $55,000. Filed July 2. Pedreire, Peter, Bridgeport, contractor for Maria Pedreira. Renovate garage floor at 3622 Main St., Bridgeport. Estimated cost: $2,000. Filed July 14. Premier Construction, Bridgeport, contractor for Greater Mount Carmel Church. Reinforce structural roof at 719 Connecticut Ave., Bridgeport. Estimated cost: $50,000. Filed July 14. Prengel, Peter, Fairfield, contractor for Michael Villani. Replace 270 windows at 345 Railroad Ave., Bridgeport. Estimated cost: $38,000. Filed July 2. Stamford Tent, Stamford, contractor for St. Vincent’s Medical Center. Prepare for a private party at 2800 Main St., Bridgeport. Estimated cost: $4,000. Filed July 15. Tancreti Construction LLC, North Haven, contractor for State of Connecticut and Connecticut Zoological Society. Renovate public lavatory and replace building entrance at 1875 Noble Ave., Bridgeport. Estimated cost: $39,462. Filed July 8. Transcned Wireless, Mahwah, New Jersey, contractor for Kapetan Associates. Replace antenna at 1450 Main St., Bridgeport. Estimated cost: $20,000. Filed July 7.
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SEPTEMBER 7, 2020
Transcned Wireless, Mahwah, New Jersey, contractor for 404 Charles Street LLC. Replace antennas and install battery cabinet at 404 Charles St., Bridgeport. Estimated cost: $20,000. Filed July 8.
Residential Africot, Clifton, Bridgeport, contractor for Clifton Africot. Construct a new bathroom at 69 E. Eaton St., Bridgeport. Estimated cost: $1,000. Filed July 6. Borrell Construction, Scranton, Philadelphia, contractor for Daysi Castillo. Replace siding at 44 Ohio Ave., Bridgeport. Estimated cost: $24,907. Filed July 6. CoCo Management Inc., Trumbull, contractor for John Ho. Repair sheetrock and replace windows at 277 Willow St., Bridgeport. Estimated cost: $4,000. Filed July 6. Cowan, Byron, Bridgeport, contractor for Shelly Givans. Renovate windows, doors and sheetrock at 477 Wells St., Bridgeport. Estimated cost: $20,000. Filed July 2. DJ Remodeling LLC, Milford, contractor for 3G Partners LLC. Add bedroom and full bath at 50 Oxbrook Road, Bridgeport. Estimated cost: $17,500. Filed July 14. DiGiorgi Roofing and Siding, Beacon Falls, contractor for Barbara Antidormi. Replace siding at 276 Goldenrod Ave., Bridgeport. Estimated cost: $26,000. Filed July 7. Dog Tags Construction LLC, North Haven, contractor for M Hauser Two LLC. Replace siding at 3460 Old Town Road, Bridgeport. Estimated cost: $6,900. Filed July 9. Dog Tags Construction LLC, North Haven, contractor for M Hauser Three LLC. Replace siding at 336 Seaver Circle, Bridgeport. Estimated cost: $8,600. Filed July 9. Dog Tags Construction LLC, North Haven, contractor for J Hauser LLC. Replace siding at 49 Seaver Circle, Bridgeport. Estimated cost: $9,800. Filed July 9. Fontanez, Lydia, Bridgeport, contractor for Lydia Fontanez. Build addition at 38 Post St., Bridgeport. Estimated cost: $15,000. Filed July 9. Giacobbe Construction LLC, Trumbull, contractor for Domiquez Dias. Construct new full bathrooms and laundry room at 155 Brooklawn Ave., Bridgeport. Estimated cost: $10,000. Filed July 8.
ON THE RECORD
Goldstein, Robert, Bridgeport, contractor for Robert Goldstein. Convert garage to family room at 923 Gilman St., Bridgeport. Estimated cost: $12,000. Filed July 10.
Pro Custom Solar, East Berlin, contractor for Yvonne Morgan. Upgrade structural roof at 83 Remington St., Bridgeport. Estimated cost: $4,460. Filed July 15.
Home Depot USA, Shrewsbury, Massachusetts, contractor for Dennis Torres. Replace windows at 105 Pearsall Place, Bridgeport. Estimated cost: N/A. Filed July 8.
Pro Custom Solar, East Berlin, contractor for Gaely Drice. Upgrade structural roof at 700 W. Jackson Ave., Bridgeport. Estimated cost: $8,511. Filed July 15.
Kane, Tom, Fairfield, contractor for Marina Oleary. Remove existing roof and re-roof 27 Newton St., Bridgeport. Estimated cost: $6,000. Filed July 10.
Pro Tech Home LLC, Trumbull, contractor for Pro Tech Home LLC. Replace siding and windows at 156 Hanover St., Bridgeport. Estimated cost: $4,800. Filed July 10.
L A Barnaby & Sons, Stratford, contractor for Christ The Redeemer Baptist Church. Remove existing roof and re-roof 813 Boston Ave., Bridgeport. Estimated cost: $20,000. Filed July 14.
Prose Adams, Wilton, contractor for Claudia Conroy. Renovate windows, doors and sheetrock at 127 Burnham St., Bridgeport. Estimated cost: $35,000. Filed July 7.
Makula Construction LLC, Bridgeport, contractor for Maykel Teodoro. Construct a new single-family home at 205 Red Oak Road, Bridgeport. Estimated cost: $155,000. Filed July 7. Namco, Orange, contractor for Eric Cabrera. Service pool at 264 Sunrise Terrace, Bridgeport. Estimated cost: $4,000. Filed July 2. Namco, Orange, contractor for Irma Padilla. Service pool at 66 Bear Paw Road, Bridgeport. Estimated cost: $4,085. Filed July 2. Namco, Orange, contractor for Marlene Pollock. Service pool at 199 Greenwood St., Bridgeport. Estimated cost: $3,190. Filed July 2. Posigen Connecticut, Bridgeport, contractor for Jean Claude German. Replace roof at 118-120 Anson St., Bridgeport. Estimated cost: $10,000. Filed July 8. Posigen Connecticut, Bridgeport, contractor for Stephen Earon. Reinforce structural roof at 331 Griffin St., Bridgeport. Estimated cost: $1,000. Filed July 14. Posigen Connecticut, Bridgeport, contractor for Kenneth Williamson. Reinforce structural roof at 123 Harlem Ave., Bridgeport. Estimated cost: $1,000. Filed July 14. Posigen Connecticut, Bridgeport, contractor for Katia Lafontabt. Upgrade structural roof at 78 Hale Terrace, Bridgeport. Estimated cost: $1,000. Filed July 15.
Rashid, Harvnur, Bridgeport, contractor for Harvnur Rashid. Renovate siding, roofing and windows at 160 Elmwood Place, Bridgeport. Estimated cost: $25,800. Filed July 15. Sloat, Michael, Stratford, contractor for Jane Cavoto. Remove existing rear deck and replace it and stairs at 437 Intervale Road, Bridgeport. Estimated cost: $2,674. Filed July 6. Southern New England Windows, Smithfield, Rhode Island, contractor for Clare Powers. Replace windows at 465 Lake Ave., Bridgeport. Estimated cost: $23,712. Filed July 7. Southern New England Windows, Smithfield, Rhode Island, contractor for Edna Silva. Replace windows at 45 Red Oak Road, Bridgeport. Estimated cost: $11,358. Filed July 7. Southern New England Windows, Smithfield, Rhode Island, contractor for Robert Lomax. Replace patio door at 43 Village Lane, Bridgeport. Estimated cost: $5,411. Filed July 7. Southern New England Windows, Smithfield, Rhode Island, contractor for Helen Longo. Replace windows at 36 Cleveland Ave., Bridgeport. Estimated cost: $25,531. Filed July 7. Southern New England Windows, Smithfield, Rhode Island, contractor for Maikel Pineda. Replace windows at 244 Seaside Ave., Bridgeport. Estimated cost: $6,167. Filed July 7.
Southern New England Windows, Smithfield, Rhode Island, contractor for Brian Monahan. Replace windows at 134 Arcadia Ave., Bridgeport. Estimated cost: $31,654. Filed July 7. Southern New England Windows, Smithfield, Rhode Island, contractor for Kempley Smith. Replace windows at 110 Wilcox St., Bridgeport. Estimated cost: $5,879. Filed July 7. Toledo, Nancy, Bridgeport, contractor for Nancy Toledo. Perform replacement alterations at 755 Howard Ave., Bridgeport. Estimated cost: $14,000. Filed July 6. Torres, Christian, Bridgeport, contractor for Christian Torres. Remove existing roof and re-roof 1010 North Ave., Bridgeport. Estimated cost: $2,000. Filed July 8. White Home Products, Stratford, contractor for Beechwood Square Condos. Apply siding to existing walls at 204 Beechwood Ave., Bridgeport. Estimated cost: $194,000. Filed July 9. White Home Products, Stratford, contractor for Beechwood Square Condos. Apply siding to existing walls at 206 Beechwood Ave., Bridgeport. Estimated cost: $N/A. Filed July 9. White Home Products, Stratford, contractor for Beechwood Square Condos. Apply siding to existing walls at 200 Beechwood Ave., Bridgeport. Estimated cost: $N/A. Filed July 9.
COURT CASES Bridgeport Superior Court 80 Ferry Gl LLC, Trumbull. Filed by Margolyn Henry, Bridgeport. Plaintiff’s attorney: Collier Edmund Q Trial Lawyer LLC, Milford. Action: The plaintiff was delivering food to the defendant’s property, when while exiting her vehicle she fell allegedly due to accumulated snow and suffered injuries. The plaintiff seeks monetary damages in excess of $15,000, exclusive of interest and costs. Case no. FBT-CV20-6098469-S. Filed July 13.
Hephzibah, Hetty, aka Hetty Hepzibah, et al, Bronx, New York. Filed by Miguel Avila, Bridgeport. Plaintiff’s attorney: Daly Weihing & Bodell, Bridgeport. Action: The plaintiff suffered a collision allegedly caused by the defendant and sustained severe and painful personal injuries. The plaintiff seeks monetary damages in excess of $15,000, exclusive of interest and costs and such other and further relief the court deems appropriate. Case no. FBT-CV-20-6098543-S. Filed July 15. Laing, Joan, Bridgeport. Filed by Brianna Triolo, Bridgeport. Plaintiff’s attorney: Bradley Denkovich & Karayiannis PC, Bridgeport. Action: The plaintiff suffered a collision allegedly caused by the defendant and sustained severe and painful personal injuries. The plaintiff seeks monetary damages in excess of $15,000, exclusive of interest and costs and such other and further relief the court deems appropriate. Case no. FBT-CV-20-6098203-S. Filed July 1. Town of Fairfield, et al, Fairfield. Filed by Aili DiBonaventura, Fairfield. Plaintiff’s attorney: Miller Rosnick D’Amico August & Butler PC, Bridgeport. Action: The plaintiff suffered a fall allegedly due to defective and unsafe conditions on the sidewalk that the defendants managed and controlled. As a result of their alleged negligence the plaintiff suffered severe injuries. The plaintiff seeks monetary damages in excess of $15,000, exclusive of interest and costs. Case no. FBTCV-20-6098367-S. Filed July 8. Wilson, Brandon, et al, Sandy Hook. Filed by Leo Harper, Stratford. Plaintiff’s attorney: Mario Carter Law Firm, North Haven. Action: The plaintiff suffered a collision allegedly caused by the defendant and sustained severe and painful personal injuries. The plaintiff seeks monetary damages in excess of $15,000, exclusive of interest and costs and such other and further relief the court deems appropriate. Case no. FBT-CV-20-6098056-S. Filed June 26.
Danbury Superior Court Costco Wholesale Corp., Brookfield. Filed by Wilson Mendoza, Danbury. Plaintiff’s attorney: Jowdy & Jowdy PC, Danbury. Action: The plaintiff, while returning a battery to the defendant, was struck in the face with metal hooks when the defendant’s customer service representative tried to grab the battery from the shopping cart and lost control of it dropping it back to the cart and striking the plaintiff and causing him to suffer damages. The plaintiff seeks monetary damages in excess of $15,000, exclusive of interest and costs and such other and further relief the court deems appropriate. Case no. DBD-CV-206036630-S. Filed July 20.
Facts & Figures Granjeiro, Tiago F., Danbury. Filed by Jaquelyn Lasher, Woodbury. Plaintiff’s attorney: Cramer & Anderson LLP, Danbury. Action: The plaintiff was a pedestrian and allegedly suffered a collision caused by the defendant’s car and sustained severe and painful personal injuries. The plaintiff seeks monetary damages in excess of $15,000, exclusive of interest and costs and such other and further relief as the court deems appropriate. Case no. DBD-CV-206036434-S. Filed June 26. Gray, Scott F., et al, West Redding. Filed by James W. Depuy, Ridgefield. Plaintiff’s attorney: Barr & Morgan, Stamford. Action: The plaintiff was a shareholder of the defendants’ professional corporation. Plaintiff did not receive his full compensation and requested the financial information to calculate the monies due him for work. Defendants have refused to provide records and pay the plaintiff. The plaintiff seeks monetary damages in excess of $15,000, exclusive of interest and costs and such other and further relief the court deems appropriate. Case no. DBD-CV-206036483-S. Filed July 1. Hillyer, Justin, et al, Newtown. Filed by Brian Clavette, Danbury. Plaintiff’s attorney: Goff Law Group LLC, Hartford. Action: The plaintiff was lawfully on the premises controlled and maintained by the defendants when he was allegedly caused to fall due to the accumulation of ice and snow, thereby causing him to suffer injuries. The plaintiff seeks monetary damages in excess of $15,000, exclusive of interest and costs and such other and further relief the court deems appropriate. Case no. DBD-CV-206036299-S. Filed June 12. Montero-Utrera, Javier, et al, Danbury. Filed by Manuel Ortega, Danbury. Plaintiff’s attorney: Ventura Law, Danbury. Action: The plaintiff suffered a collision allegedly caused by the defendant and sustained severe and painful personal injuries. The plaintiff seeks monetary damages in excess of $15,000, exclusive of interest and costs and such other and further relief the court deems appropriate. Case no. DBD-CV-20-6036272-S. Filed June 9.
Stamford Superior Court Ceci, Gioacchino, Riverside. Filed by Silvio Benedetto Associates Inc., Cos Cob. Plaintiff’s attorney: Peluso Frank N Law Offices of PC, Greenwich. Action: The plaintiff and defendant entered into an agreement for sale/lease of the defendant’s commercial property whereby plaintiff would receive a 6% commission. The agreement stated that any prior cancellation does not relieve the defendant from paying the commission. Plaintiff produced a letter signed by a potential purchaser, however the defendant was no longer interested in selling the property and has failed to pay the commission to the plaintiff. The plaintiff seeks monetary damages in excess of $15,000, exclusive of interest and costs and such other and further relief the court deems appropriate. Case no. FST-CV-206047577-S. Filed July 14. City of Stamford, et al. Filed by Emma Scalero, Stamford. Plaintiff’s attorney: Wocl Leydon LLC, Stamford. Action: The plaintiff was directed by the defendants to go to his house and let his dog Axe out of the cage and into the yard. The dog is a police dog and part of the K-9 Unit. Shortly after, the defendants’ dog attacked the plaintiff viciously, biting her multiple times. The action of the defendants was a violation of the Stamford Police Department’s canine team. As a result, plaintiff suffered injuries. The plaintiff seeks monetary damages in excess of $15,000, exclusive of interest and costs and such other and further relief the court deems appropriate. Case no. FST-CV-206047449-S. Filed July 6. Genie Industries Inc., Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Filed by West Worldwide Services Inc., Adel, Iowa. Plaintiff’s attorney: Carta McAlister & Moore LLC, Darien. Action: The plaintiff was a tire and wheel supplier to the defendant. The defendant terminated the plaintiff without any justification and never raised any issues concerning its proactive quality assurance. The defendant breached the contract and plaintiff suffered monetary and equipment damages. The plaintiff seeks monetary damages in excess of $15,000, exclusive of interest and costs and such other and further relief the court deems appropriate. Case no. FST-CV-20-6047693-S. Filed July 21.
Town of Greenwich, New Canaan. Filed by Camila Desgraves, Greenwich. Plaintiff’s attorney: The Pickel Law Firm LLC, Stamford. Action: The plaintiff suffered a fall while walking on the sidewalk allegedly due to an open manhole/ sewer drain cover located immediately outside a restaurant. The defendant manages and controlls the premises where the plaintiff fell. As a result allegedly of the negligence of the defendant, the plaintiff suffered severe injuries. The plaintiff seeks monetary damages in excess of $15,000, exclusive of interest and costs. Case no. FST-CV20-6047548-S. Filed July 13.
DEEDS Commercial 56 Sammis Street Rowayton LLC, Dallas, Texas. Seller: Sebastian Vedsted Jespersen and Suzan Vedsted Jespersen, Darien. Property: 56 Sammis St., Norwalk. Amount: $1,700,000. Filed June 16. DeMarco, Brian R. and Siobhan S. Powers, Fairfield. Seller: Plaza Home Mortgage Inc., San Diego, California. Property: 130 Brookview Ave., Fairfield. Amount: $375,000. Filed July 16. Dionisio, Gregory and Jenna Ingrassia, Norwalk. Seller: 71 Aiken St., Unit N5 LLC, Norwalk. Property: 71 Aiken St., Unit N5, Norwalk. Amount: $212,000. Filed June 17. Maresca, Michael and Yolimar Maresca, Fairfield. Seller: Rock Maple Homes LLC, Cheshire. Property: Lot 101, Map 217, Rockland Street, Fairfield. Amount: $549,000. Filed July 17. Secretary of Housing, et al, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Seller: Carrington Mortgage Services LLC, Anaheim, California. Property: 100 San Vincenzo Place, Unit 46, Norwalk. Amount: $1. Filed June 22. Sheehan, Michael James and Kimberly Tamsin Segalas Sheehan, Fairfield. Seller: Birch Tree Builders LLC, Westport. Property: 225 Harvester Road, Fairfield. Amount: $759,000. Filed July 15.
Residential Alvarado, Ana, Greenwich. Seller: Linda Bruno, Greenwich. Property: 49 Indian Harbor Drive, Unit 6, Greenwich. Amount: $850,000. Filed July 17. Anguiano, Ryan L. and Alisa Anguiano, Norwalk. Seller: Marianne Tsakos, Norwalk. Property: 3 Granite Drive. Norwalk. Amount: $480,000. Filed June 12. Basham, Owen and Jessica Basham, New York, New York. Seller: Lily Perry and Cordon Scott Perry, Riverside. Property: 8 Bradbury Place, Riverside. Amount: $2,880,000. Filed July 20. Bido Gomez, Laura Carolina, Bronx, New York. Seller: Nancy L. Yap, Norwalk. Property: 218 Wolfpit Ave., Norwalk. Amount: $999,000. Filed June 22. Brigham, Abigail, Stamford. Seller: Joseph Contuzzi and Jennifer Contuzzi, Norwalk. Property: 40 Stuart Ave., Unit A, Norwalk. Amount: $347,000. Filed June 17.
Falcon-Chouza, Gabriel and Gloria Gimenez-Ferrer, Old Greenwich. Seller: Brien D. Ward and Julianne C. Ward, Greenwich. Property: 11 Elm Place, Unit 1, Greenwich. Amount: $720,000. Filed July 22. Falzone, Alisson and Stephen Falzone, Brooklyn, New York. Seller: Luanne Larose, Riverside. Property: 19 Whiffletree Way, Riverside. Amount: $550,000. Filed July 17. Gavern, Elizabeth, Bohemia, New York. Seller: Tracy Ann McAdam and Scott T. Boroczky, Fairfield. Property: 85 Cummings Ave., Fairfield. Amount: $360,000. Filed July 16. Grover, Shaun, New York, New York. Seller: Lara L. Walsh, Norwalk. Property: 140 Rowayton Woods Drive, Norwalk. Amount: $350,000. Filed June 16. Harrigan, Maeve, Fairfield. Seller: Susan Lee Harrison, Fairfield. Property: 245 Unquowa Road, Unit 100, Fairfield. Amount: $316,500. Filed July 16.
Chiodi, Michael, Riverside. Seller: Frank A. Cantavero Jr., Cos Cob. Property: 336 Palmer Hill Road, Riverside. Amount: $835,000. Filed July 22.
Hildebrand, Kyle and Megan Hildebrand, Greenwich. Seller: Frank Peter Reeves III, Greenwich. Property: 15 MacArthur Drive, Greenwich. Amount: $1,285,000. Filed July 22.
Ciarleglio, Nicholas M. and Sabrina L. Ciarleglio, Greenwich. Seller: Scott D. Blair and Michele L. Blair. Greenwich. Property: 72 Buckfield Lane, Greenwich. Amount: $3,600,000. Filed July 20.
Ippolito, Rainer and Christin Russo, Stamford. Seller: Clifford F. Crowley and Amy Crowley, Fairfield. Property: 2043 Congress St., Fairfield. Amount: $615,000. Filed July 17.
Coronios, James and Neha Parikh, Long Island City, New York. Seller: Raul Daniel Orozco and Maria Orozco, Greenwich. Property: 27 Annjim Drive, Greenwich. Amount: $935,000. Filed July 21
JL 54 Associates LLC, Westport. Seller: Sasco 54 LLC, Westport. Property: 54 Sasco Hill Road, Fairfield. Amount: $425,000. Filed July 17.
Cotaling, Peter, Norwalk. Seller: Richard J. Fontana, Norwalk. Property: 163 Gregory Blvd., Norwalk. Amount: $343,210. Filed June 17. Csoka, Jeffrey and Sarah Shropshire, Cos Cob. Seller: Jacob Rosenschein and Dina Cheney, Riverside. Property: 76 Cognewaugh Road, Cos Cob. Amount: $1,560,000. Filed July 17.
Kiernan, Charles, Stamford. Seller: Deborah Brancato, Wilton. Property: 50 Aiken St., Unit 385, Norwalk. Amount: $240,000. Filed June 17. Kochiss, Alexander, Fairfield. Seller: William Reagan and Regina Scala, Fairfield. Property: 132 Charles St., Fairfield. Amount: $659,000. Filed July 16.
Stavrou, Constantinos and Meropi Moliviatis Stavrou, Norwalk. Seller: LCP Homes Inc., Westport. Property: 9 Noah’s Lane, Westport. Amount: $745,000. Filed June 19.
Deaky, Valerie, Shelton. Seller: Lars A. Anderson and Kathleen M. Anderson, Stratford. Property: 436 Unquowa Road, Fairfield. Amount: $400,000. Filed July 16.
Lazarus, Jeffrey and Kate Lazarus, Hartsdale, New York. Seller: Jacob Berman and Kristin B. Berman, Old Greenwich. Property: 21 Marshall St., Old Greenwich. Amount: $895,000. Filed July 17.
The GRB 2018 Trust, Omaha, Nebraska. Seller: Barbara Lehn, Fairfield. Property: 28 Robson Place, Fairfield. Amount: $600,000. Filed July 16.
Drexler, Alex and Sasha Drexler, New Canaan. Seller: Christopher F. Langhoff, Westport. Property: 109 Kings Highway South, Westport. Amount: $656,000. Filed June 16.
Leach, Sean and Heather Leach, Fairfield. Seller: Sergio Tortora and Michelle Gilberto, Fairfield. Property: 57 Pine Ridge Road, Fairfield. Amount: $485,000. Filed July 16.
Lemarchand, Mireille, Fairfield. Seller: Patricia C. Bigge, et al, Fairfield. Property: 248 Birch Road, Fairfield. Amount: $799,999. Filed July 17. Lenoci, Paul, Easton. Seller: Anthony Munno and Katherine Munno, Fairfield. Property: 2160 Kings Highway Unit 8, Fairfield. Amount: $545,000. Filed July 16. Lewis, Patricia D., Fairfield. Seller: Raymond J. Peloso and Kathleen O. Peloso, Fairfield. Property: 77 Fern St., Fairfield. Amount: $1,367,500. Filed July 17. Little, Peter E. and Gina Hackl, Westport. Seller: Samuel Febbraio Jr., Westport. Property: 152 Dill Road, Fairfield. Amount: $1. Filed July 16. Mackay, Kara J. and William D. Bonnet, Norwalk. Seller: Przemyslaw Koniecko and Beata Koniecko, Norwalk. Property: 28 Ambler Drive, Norwalk. Amount: $470,000. Filed June 23. Martin, Jesuina, Danbury. Seller: Maribel Zeballos, Fairfield. Property: 246 Bennett St., Fairfield. Amount: $419,900. Filed July 17. McFarland, Leo and Jose Santiago, Norwalk. Seller: Peter Hogan and Jane Hogan, Norwalk. Property: 145 Patrick Ave., Norwalk. Amount: $650,000. Filed June 18. Meyer, Sarah and Benjamin Meyer, Brooklyn, New York. Seller: Antonio Salvatore, Norwalk. Property: 28 Algonquin Road, Norwalk. Amount: $465,500. Filed June 16. Mirvois, Matias and Silvina Paola Dutruel, New York, New York. Seller: Terence Moy and Betty M. Wong, Greenwich. Property: 61 Richmond Drive, Greenwich. Amount: $975,000. Filed July 22. Naumann, Nicholas L. and Melissa R. Naumann, Norwalk. Seller: Patricia A. Fitzpatrick, Fairfield. Property: 10 Youngstown Road, Fairfield. Amount: $418,000. Filed July 16. Palmer, Steven, Fairfield. Seller: Tracy G. Minsky and Gregory R. Minsky, Fairfield. Property: 1012 Mill Plain Road, Fairfield. Amount: $505,000. Filed July 16. Ramirez, Alexander, Cos Cob. Seller: Thomas J. Murphy and Mary B. Murphy, Greenwich. Property: 17 Cottontail Road, Greenwich. Amount: $2,435,000. Filed July 22.
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Facts & Figures Rouse, Jeremy Matthew and Sara Nicole Lipkind, New York, New York. Seller: Maeve Harrigan, Fairfield. Property: 955 Mill Plain Road, Fairfield. Amount: $470,000. Filed July 16.
Jaffe, Bruce, Fairfield. $19,179, in favor of Citibank NA, Sioux Falls, South Dakota, by Rubin & Rothman LLC, Islandia, New York. Property: 451 Burroughs Road, Fairfield. Filed Aug. 5.
Tierney, Michael and Michele Tierney, Greenwich. Seller: Patricia B. Fieldsteel, The Villages, Florida. Property: 38 Coachlamp Lane, Greenwich. Amount: $1,200,000. Filed July 20.
Keel, James, Norwalk. $13,586, in favor of Citibank NA, Sioux Falls, South Dakota, by Rubin & Rothman LLC, Islandia, New York. Property: 12 Novak St., Norwalk. Filed Aug. 25.
VanHerwynen, David Michael and Jessica VanHerwynen, Norwalk. Seller: Kevin Fico and Michelle M. Fico, Norwalk. Property: 5 Geneva Road, Norwalk. Amount: $490,000. Filed June 15. Wang, Jun and Ying Zhao, Bronx, New York. Seller: Maria Elena Gutierrez and Edgar Pinto, Norwalk. Property: 11 Bedford Ave., Unit C1, Norwalk. Amount: $132,000. Filed June 18. Wigham, Matthew, Riverside. Seller: Thomas Marsh and Jessica Saxl Marsh, Port St. Lucie, Florida. Property: 91 Ingleside Road, Fairfield. Amount: $735,000. Filed July 16. Ye, Hui and Xiaofang Ren, Riverside. Seller: Peggy Yardis, Greenwich. Property: Unit E, Hillside Manor Townhouses, Greenwich. Amount: $785,000. Filed July 17. Zelens, Carol Marino, Cos Cob. Seller: Carol Marino Zelens, Greenwich. Property: 14 Mimosa Drive, Cos Cob. Amount: $1. Filed July 20. Zezima, Craig and Lisa Zezima, Norwalk. Seller: Brittany Horton, Norwalk. Property: 1 Silvermine Way, Norwalk. Amount: $647,000. Filed June 23.
JUDGMENTS Bairiamov, Ivan, Fairfield. $36,879, in favor of Citibank NA, Sioux Falls, South Dakota, by Rubin & Rothman LLC, Islandia, New York. Property: 148 Catherine St., Fairfield. Filed Aug. 5. Bogan, Jennifer D., Fairfield. $357, in favor of Citibank NA, Sioux Falls, South Dakota, by Rubin & Rothman LLC, Islandia, New York. Property: 2051 Stratfield Road, Fairfield. Filed Aug. 5. Isaacs, Waliso, Norwalk. $13,898, in favor of Citibank NA, Sioux Falls, South Dakota, by Rubin & Rothman LLC, Islandia, New York. Property: 40 Allview Ave., Norwalk. Filed Aug. 25.
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Kraus Jr., Lee O., Greenwich. $24,414, in favor of Enslein Jerald S., Kansas City, Missouri, by Polsinelli PC, Phoenix, Arizona. Property: 505 Stanwich Road, Greenwich. Filed Aug. 18. Melia, Nicola, et al, Darien. $116, in favor of Christopher J. Nelson and Johanna K. Honeyfield, Greenwich, by Fidelity National Law Group, Shelton. Property: 117 Lake Ave., Greenwich. Filed Aug. 24.
LIENS Federal Tax Liens Filed Old Mill Development LLC, 75 Main St., Suite 1030, Norwalk. $14,104, civil proceeding tax. Filed Aug. 13. Pechman, Daniel and Maira R. Pechman, 63 Maple Ave., Greenwich. $29,191, civil proceeding tax. Filed Aug. 13. Pechman, Daniel and Maira R. Pechman, 63 Maple Ave., Greenwich. $32,246, civil proceeding tax. Filed Aug. 13. Pechman, Daniel and Maira R. Pechman, 63 Maple Ave., Greenwich. $1,535, civil proceeding tax. Filed Aug. 13. Pechman, Daniel and Maira R. Pechman, 63 Maple Ave., Greenwich. $32,067, civil proceeding tax. Filed Aug. 13. Pechman, Daniel and Maira R. Pechman, 63 Maple Ave., Greenwich. $1,415, civil proceeding tax. Filed Aug. 13. Schiff, Albert J. and Jayne N. Schiff, 11 Mohawk Lane, Greenwich. $10,926, civil proceeding tax. Filed Aug. 13. Stroemer, Guido A., 253 Shore Road, Greenwich. $16,305, civil proceeding tax. Filed Aug. 13.
Mechanic’s Liens 86 New Street Fairfield LLC, Fairfield. Filed by Mentz Construction LLC, by Jones Washburn Gonzalez LLP. Property: 86 New St., Fairfield. Amount: $140,000. Filed Aug. 26. JTH Builders LLC, Fairfield. Filed by Gold Coast Designs LLC, by Stephen Shapiro. Property: 133 Berwick Ave., Fairfield. Amount: $8,400. Filed April 29. McKeithen Sr., Alvin, Fairfield. Filed by Gold Coast Designs LLC, by Stephen Shapiro. Property: 119 Berwick Ave., Fairfield. Amount: $8,400. Filed April 29.
Hernandez de la Cruz, Carolina Elizabet and Miguel Angel Hernandez-Jimenez, Fairfield, by John A. Cassooul. Lender: Geneva Financial LLC, 3155 S. Price Road, Suite 105, Chandler, Arizona. Property: 178 Sunnyridge Ave., Fairfield. Amount: $487179. Filed July 1. Malo, Tobie D. and Lauren Malo, Fairfield, by Pamela L. Shaplin. Lender: People’s United Bank National Association, 850 Main St., Bridgeport. Property: 193 Hulls Highway, Southport. Amount: $532,000. Filed July 2. Michaels, Jonathan and Amy Murphy, Fairfield, by Deanna M. Flanagan. Lender: William Raveis Mortgage LLC, 7 Trap Falls Road, Shelton. Property: 91 Glover St., Fairfield. Amount: $468,000. Filed July 1.
17 Windabout Drive LLC, Greenwich, by Deidre Turner Bailey. Lender: Citizens Bank NA, 1 Citizens Plaza, Providence, Rhode Island. Property: 17 Windabout Drive, Greenwich. Amount: $6,000,000. Filed July 1.
Mulligan, Hunter and Elizabeth Mulligan, Old Greenwich, by Tanya Cruz. Lender: Wells Fargo Bank NA, 101 N. Phillips Ave., Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Property: 74 Park Ave., Old Greenwich. Amount: $2,730,000. Filed July 1.
Ali, Khurram and Massoma Ali, Fairfield, by Mary Capozziello. Lender: Bank of America NA, 100 North Tryon St., Charlotte, North Carolina. Property: 71 Littlebrook Road, Fairfield. Amount: $125,000. Filed July 1.
Newman, Rebecca G. and Thomas M. Newman, Fairfield, by Cameron Elizabeth Snyder. Lender: JPMorgan Chase Bank NA, 1111 Polaris Pkwy., Columbus, Ohio. Property: 180 Monopoge Road, Fairfield. Amount: $93,000. Filed July 2.
Augone, Craig, Greenwich, by Lynn Skinner. Lender: Federally Chartered Savings Bank, 5151 Corporate Drive, Troy, Michigan. Property: 32 Homestead Lane, Greenwich. Amount: $510,400. Filed July 6.
Petrow, Suzanne F., Fairfield, by Robert M. Josovitz. Lender: William Raveis Mortgage LLC, 7 Trap Falls Road, Shelton. Property: 245 Sunnyridge Ave., Unit 38, Fairfield. Amount: $148,000. Filed July 1.
Carroll, Robert E. and Samantha L. Carroll, Greenwich, by Antonio Faretta. Lender: Wells Fargo Bank NA, 101 N. Phillips Ave., Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Property: 25 Dorchester Lane, Fairfield. Amount: $215,000. Filed July 6. Dahut, Leor and Ksenia Dahut, Fairfield, by Jeremiah N. Ollennu. Lender: FirstBank, 318 Seaboard Lane, Suite 205, Franklin, Tennessee. Property: 82 Wilson St., Fairfield. Amount: $332,000. Filed July 6. Greco, Shawn, Fairfield, by Korrin N. Amaral. Lender: United Wholesale Mortgage, 585 S. Boulevard East, Pontiac, Michigan. Property: 30 Eastfield Terrace, Fairfield. Amount: $345,000. Filed July 6. Heilbrunn, Michael and Emma Heilbrunn, Fairfield, by Cameron Elizabeth Snyder. Lender: Citizens Bank NA, 1 Citizens Plaza, Providence, Rhode Island. Property: 80 Phyfe Road, Fairfield. Amount: $100,000. Filed July 1.
Protiva, Petr, Fairfield, by Linda B. Meyers. Lender: Citizens Bank NA, 1 Citizens Plaza, Providence, Rhode Island. Property: 195 Taunton Road, Fairfield. Amount: $510,000. Filed July 2. Rehlaender, James E. and Michelle V. Rehlaender, Greenwich, by Jeremy E. Kaye. Lender: JPMorgan Chase Bank NA, 1111 Polaris Parkway, Columbus, Ohio. Property: 16 Dearfield Lane, Greenwich. Amount: $1,632,000. Filed July 6. Rizzo, Cassandra, Greenwich, by unreadable. Lender: Wells Fargo Bank NA, 101 North Phillips Ave., Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Property: 169 Mason St., Unit 1E, Greenwich. Amount: $227,000. Filed July 6. Rubich, Steve and Julie McArthur Rubich, Greenwich, by Herbert Mendelsohn. Lender: JPMorgan Chase Bank NA, 1111 Polaris Pkwy., Columbus, Ohio. Property: 27 Welwyn Road, Riverside. Amount: $918,000. Filed July 1.
Shields, Livia, Fairfield, by Lisa Gioffre Baird. Lender: Citizens Bank NA, 1 Citizens Plaza, Providence, Rhode Island. Property: 15 Narrow St., Fairfield. Amount: $511,000. Filed July 2. Silk, Christopher and Michele A. Silk, Fairfield, by Patrick Q. Mitchel. Lender: Nationstar Mortgage LLC, 8950 Cypress Waters Blvd., Dallas, Texas. Property: 8 Chandlers Lane S, Unit 17, Fairfield. Amount: $561,000. Filed July 6. Wu, Betty and Daren Wu, Old Greenwich, by Scott Rogalski. Lender: Citibank NA, 1000 Technology Drive, O’Fallon, Montana. Property: 5 Raymond St., Old Greenwich. Amount: $865,000. Filed July 1.
NEW BUSINESSES Bob’s Airconditioning and Heating, 68 W. Norwalk Road, Norwalk 06850, c/o Robert A. Russo. Filed July 17. Bon Sai Snap, 16 Rockmeadow Road, Norwalk 06850, c/o Joseph D. Sokolski. Filed July 23. Chicky’s Grill & Pizza, 19 Cedar Heights Road, Stamford 06905, c/o John Ciacciarella. Filed July 24. Dbp Pool Service, 6 Dryden St., No. 2, Stamford 06902, c/o Alex F. Palma. Filed July 27. New Church of God by Faith Inc., 10 Raymond St., Stamford 06902, c/o Lemane Delva. Filed July 24. Solar Energy Us Inc., 25 Deming Lane, Stamford 06903, c/o Gopal Khar. Filed July 28. Stylish Toucan, 105 William St., Stamford 06902, c/o Jacqueline Silva. Filed July 28. Taco Macho Food, 1 Brook St., Norwalk 06851, c/o Orlando Salgado-Cabanas. Filed July 23. Tamarindo, 80 Atlantic St., Stamford 06901, c/o Moises Jimenez. Filed July 28. Tonia M. Lackran, 399 Main Ave., Norwalk 06851, c/o Tonia M. Claye-Lackran. Filed July 23. Ts Crypto, 8050 Southwest 10th St., Suite 4000, Plantation, Florida, 33324, c/o Tradestation Crypto Inc. Filed July 28.
PATENTS Data governance: change management based on contextualized dependencies. Patent no. 10,762,062 issued to Nikolaos Lagos, et al. Assigned to Xerox Corp., Norwalk. Dual encoder system to minimize reflex printing variation. Patent no. 10,752,028 issued to Patricia Donaldson, et al. Assigned to Xerox Corp., Norwalk. Method and system for writing to and reading from a memory device. Patent no. 10,748,597 issued to Christopher Caporale, et al. Assigned to Xerox Corp., Norwalk. Object holder for a direct-to-object printer. Patent no. 10,759,158 issued to Jonathan Ireland, et al. Assigned to Xerox Corp., Norwalk. Self-navigating mobile printers making autonomous printing decisions. Patent no. 10,754,600 issued to Donald Brown, et al. Assigned to Xerox Corp., Norwalk. System for providing multiple surface treatments to three-dimensional objects prior to printing. Patent no. 10,759,188 issued to Jack LeStrange, et al. Assigned to Xerox Corp., Norwalk. System and method for network selection and service pairing using historical data mining. Patent no. 10,756,917 issued to Peter Zehler, et al. Assigned to Xerox Corp., Norwalk. System and method for printing and reusing customized sample sets while printing documents. Patent no. 10,754,599 issued to Muralidaran Krishnasamy, et al. Assigned to Xerox Corp., Norwalk. Tile-based color space transformation. Patent no. 10,764,470 issued to Xing Li, et al. Assigned to Xerox Corp., Norwalk. UV curable interplayer for electronic printing. Patent no. 10,723,887 issued to Guiqin Song, et al. Assigned to Xerox Corp., Norwalk.
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rates, about 80% of cubs will not survive until adulthood, but those that do may live to be 10 to 14 years of age. Helping humans learn how to live with lions is key to ensuring their survival. In northern Kenya, Samburu warriors, women and children with important local knowledge of wildlife issues are trained to collect data on wildlife sightings and respond to community issues like livestock depredation. In exchange, they receive educational lessons and a leadership role in their communities, creating a network of wildlife ambassadors. Some conservation organizations pay farmers to replace their livestock that have been taken by lions. There are so many fascinating things to discover about lions and all the other creatures that can be found on safari with John Rizzo’s Africa Photo Tours. It’s an unforgettable trip filled with lions, elephants, leopards, zebras and rhinos — all waiting to be discovered by you! Rizzo, an award-winning photographer, leads a team of experienced guides, specializing in safari and tribal tours within East Africa – Kenya, Tanzania and Ethiopia. His experienced team brings an intimate group of guests of all ages to see the “Big Five” (buffalos, elephants, lions leopards and rhinoceroses) as well as visit with the Maasai, Samburu and Turkana people. It’s a once in a lifetime experience. For more, visit africaphototours.com