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SERVING SUNNYSIDE-WOODSIDE AND LONG ISLAND CITY VOL. 83, NO. 49

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CELEBRATING 106!

ANNUAL FOOD DRIVE Majority Leader Jimmy Van Bramer announced his 7th Annual Food Drive to provide food for homeless and hungry New Yorkers during the holiday season. People are encouraged to donate canned foods, infant formula, pasta, rice, grains, peanut butter, and other nonperishable items at community drop of sites throughout the 26th Council District. According to the New York City Coalition Against Hunger, over 1.4 million New Yorkers, including one in four children in the city, live in households that lack sufficient food, and families often have to make the difficult choice of paying for utilities or purchasing food. “We all must step up to help hungry families in our community,” said City Council Majority Leader Jimmy Van Bramer. “No child should ever have to go to bed hungry. I encourage everyone to pick up some nonperishable food and donate to families in need in Western Queens.” Last year, all donated items were delivered to the Borden Avenue Veterans Residence, a shelter for homeless veterans in Long Island City.

Community members can drop off nonperishable food items at the following locations:

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Ethel Plimack turned 106 November 28, and at noon on Thanksgiving Day was feted for the fourth time in a spectacular and loving fashion by close to 200 of her neighbors and friends who came from as far as 12 blocks away to perform a with a two-minutes flash mob singing “Happy Birthday,” bringing champagne, flowers, balloons, hand-made and store-bought cards from children, and even FDNY Engine 325/Ladder 163’s bravest (and handsome, plus one beautiful female fighter) showed up blasting their horn to show some love.

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CROWLEY ELECTED CHAIRMAN OF THE HOUSE DEMOCRATIC CAUCUS

Rep. Joe Crowley (D-Queens, the Bronx) was unanimously elected by his colleagues to serve as the Chairman of the House Democratic Caucus for the 115th Congress, the fourth-ranking po-

sition in House Democratic leadership. After the vote, Chairmanelect Crowley released the following statement: “I am humbled by the support of my colleagues and I look forward to serving them as the Chairman of the Democratic Caucus. I am eager to get to work alongside Leader Pelosi, Whip Hoyer, Assistant Leader Clyburn, and Vice Chair Sánchez as we work to advance an agenda that lifts up the American people and moves our country in the right direction. We are at a critical juncture, facing unprecedented challenges and attacks on our core principles. We must focus our energies on charting a path for our caucus and the American

people. As Chair, I look forward to creating a platform for all of our members to share idea, engage one another, and work collectively to establish a way forward. “I also want to thank, on behalf of our members, Congressman Xavier Becerra for an outstanding job leading our Caucus over the last four years. His dedication to advancing our Caucus and ensuring our members have the opportunities they need to serve their constituents has left me with big shoes to fill.” Crowley was nominated for Chairman of the House Democratic Caucus by Reps. Robin Kelly (DIll.), Joe Kennedy (D-Mass.) and Nydia Velázquez (D-NY), and Rep-Elect Tom Suozzi (D-NY).

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TALKING TURKEY ABOUT BID’S Op Ed by Patricia Dorfman

“We oppose a BID (Business Improvement District) in Woodside, on Skillman Ave., or expansion of nearby BID’s into Woodside.”reads a petition to come from multiple organizations, and this essay explains why, despite many positives of BID’s. Some locals ask the difference between two-non-profits, Sunnyside Shines/BID and the organization this author works for, the Sunnyside Chamber of Commerce.A BID may be applied for when 51% of property owners in a geographic area start the process and are supported by the Community Board and Councilperson. Funding is obtained by owners who must pay by taxing their tenants who must pay. This insures a steady cash flow, which is used for better security, sanitation, promotion, and holiday lights as we are glad to see on Greenpoint and Queens Blvd., the BID footprint. Thus the budget of Sunnyside Shines, for instance, is close to $400,000, with the Chamber, funded voluntarily, downwards of $50,000, so allows BID’s more staff and easier grant processing. Long-time property owners in the geographic area, many of whom have given more than their fair share over the years for civic projects, see their property values go up reliably, as the area becomes “hotter.” So what’s the problem? Why are groups all over NYC resisting BID’s and their expansion? As the expression goes, what’s not to like? 1. Some of the now 72 BID’s are associated with big real estate’s city “take over,” giving control to property owners. BID’s were originally devised in the ‘70’s to rescue crime-ridden areas like Bryant Park and Time Square, when the city was broke, to allow property owners to unite to stop a downward spiral. BID’s are run by property owner boards and the City. Some BID’s often hasten “gentrification” inorganically, meaning residents and businesses are replaced by another as costs go up. 2. The renting merchants who supply the labor, funding and appeal that increase owner prosperity are often priced out. When BID’s are formed or expanded into areas which do not need saving, losing out often are mom & pops, ethnic diversity, reasonable rents. BID’s can be vehicle for property owners to raise their rents, sell their properties for more, rather than what might happen naturally and gradually. 3. Entrepreneurs get the short stick. In areas without BID’s, local merchants and organizations may band together for mutual benefit, which creates community input. Why replace that with a “shadow government” as Crain’s NY put it? If BID rules are

changed to allow 50% small business and residents, policies would be more fair. The focus is no longer on the merchant paying the bills, but property owners. BID board members have no term limits, contain on resident and one small business, so emphasis on preservation or the grassroots can take a back seat. 4. The neighborhood becomes a commodity. When our local theater and a dentist’s rentals were not renewed, and PJ Horgan’s bought out, only Chamber members and the community demonstrated in opposition as City policy constrains BID’s from speaking out. The building was bought for $7 million, with the understanding it was to be developed as of right. But once the building was emptied, it was put back on the market for over $19 million. Increasingly in NYC, spaces are left speculatively empty waiting for big cash out, with communities deprived of beloved local haunts. 5. Chain stores and banks proliferate. As rents go up, driven out are mom & pops for those which can afford the toll. Recently, Rite Aid at 46th and Greenpoint put in a key-making machine, detrimental to two nearby hardware stores. CVS Caremark, in a national move that seems anti-trust, bought up insurance companies who steer their customers to CVS, hurting struggling small pharmacies. 6. Even if they desire to, and despite what should be increased clout with the City, BID’s are discouraged from advocating freely to keep out the seasonal vendors, which deprive bricks and mortar stores paying overhead and staff year ‘round. They cannot speak easily against stores accepting money from flower vendors to set up within yards of longstanding florists. They cannot easily suggest an attorney for a property owner whose NYC property tax doubled in one year. A robust local voice is muted. 7. Woodside is not circling the drain. It is a vibrant, diverse neighborhood in natural transition, and will eventually change as all neighborhoods do, but the change can be one that stems from grassroots’ needs and efforts. 8. Skillman Avenue is flourishing, its renaissance achieved by talented merchants. Who wants to see priced out the small pubs and restaurants, cobblers, real estate brokers, dry cleaners, coffee shops, a yoga studio, salons, churches, small pharmacies? There is visible sky, trees and walkability. It needs no rescue or property owner leadership. Who wants a third Rite Aid and luxury skyscrapers on Skillman? If that occurs, with a higher cost of living for all, let that be the result of natural change, not hastened before its time.

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CELEBRATING 106

Her neighbor Ed Dinoski supports her as always as seen at the door, and fond neighbor Debbie George who grew up next door is a frequent visitor. The photo taken from above is from one of the fire fighters atop the engine. Ethel has lived in Sunnyside Gardens for 70 years, and her adoring children and grandchildren have given up trying to get her to move out of her 46th Street home. Josephine Ellis takes good care of her and has become a popular person in the neighborhood herself. Ethel shows no sign of slowing down, and seemed to be bolstered, not exhausted by all the attention and fanfare. Plimack swims, reads, does crossword puzzles, endures television news like rest of us, knits beautiful soft hats and scarves for all, and gets calls from all over the world. A former dancer and still a swimmer, and light eater of regular fare, she shows what good habits, good genes, a happy disposition and staying in one’s now home

can do! At one point, Ethel asked expectantly, where is “Jimmy Van Bramer?” who has attended all four flash mobs as her neighbor and friend. He was blending in in a modest fashion at the back of the crowd but came forward cheerfully as summoned. Bix Beiderbecke Festival originator and neighbor Paul Maringelli managed to get to speak to Ethel later about her firsthand memories of jazz era greats such as Paul Whitman. Back in the day, Sunnyside had its own musical spots for those out on the town, and Ethel surprisingly remembers quite a bit of fun despite husband, three children, no household help, and then a full time job. If you had your own festivities to attend, take time soon to stop by to wish Ethel well at 3954 46th Street. She is currently wearing and laughing about a gift from her niece, a shirt proclaiming, “I’m older than I have ever been,” and ready to receive a quick hello.

BILL TO OPEN CITY HALL TO THE PUBLIC ON WEEKENDS Majority Leader Jimmy Van Bramer introduced legislation to open City Hall to the public on weekends. While technically a public building, only visitors with a stated reason are allowed inside, and tourists and visitors are regularly turned away at the gates. Under Intro 1380, the Department of Citywide Administrative Services would be required to open the building to all visitors on Saturdays, Sundays, or both. “City Hall is owned by the people of the City of New York— they should be allowed inside,” said City Council Majority Leader Jimmy Van Bramer. “Municipalities all over the world have their seat of government open to the public, and New York City should do the same. City Hall is one of the most historically and archi-

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tecturally significant buildings in the city, and by opening it to visitors, we signal our commitment to transparency and make this landmark accessible to all.” In addition to hosting the Mayor’s office and City Council chambers, New York City Hall is the oldest city hall in the nation still used for its government functions. Its interior and exterior are both designated New York City landmarks, and it holds over 100 works of important American art, including Trumbull’s 1805 portrait of Alexander Hamilton, which formed the basis for the current $10 bill. Visitors currently must pass through metal detectors to enter the property, a security measure that would remain in place under the proposed legislation.


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ILLUMINATING SUNNYSIDE

Local families came out for the Sunnyside Shines holiday lighting ceremony on Greenpoint Avenue on Tuesday, November 22. We welcomed the holidays to Sunnyside with performances from the Fabulous Fezziwigs and the Sunnyside Drum Corps, and counted down to light a new snowflake illuminated on Greenpoint Avenue and 46th Street with our fantastic community leaders: Council Majority Leader Jimmy Van Bramer, Senator

Michael Gianaris and Queens Borough President Melinda Katz. Representatives attended from Assemblywoman Cathy Nolan’s office, Public Advocate Leticia James’s office and Comptroller Scott Stringer’s office. Santa greeted children outside of Bing’s Hallmark, where the staff snapped free photos. Sunnyside Shines distributed their Shop Local Holiday Passport, which features deals at local businesses in the neighborhood. To Advertise E-mail SSabba@WoodsideHerald.com or call 718-729-3772


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Action to foreclose a mortgage Index #: 703831/2016 Mortgaged premises: 83-10 161st street Jamaica, ny 11432 Bl #: 6864 - 375 Supplemental Summons and Notice of Object of Action Supreme Court of the State of New York County of Queens ————————————x U.S. Bank National Association, as Trustee for Structured Adjustable Rate Mortgage Loan Trust Mortgage Pass-Through Certificates, Series 2007-8 Plaintiff Vs Maung Chit Aung aka Maung C. Aung if living, and if he/she be dead, any and all persons unknown to plaintiff, claiming, or who may claim to have an interest in, or general or specific lien upon the real property described in this action; such unknown persons being herein generally described and intended to be included in wife, widow, husband, widower, heirs at law, next of kin, descendants, executors, administrators, devisees, legatees, creditors, trustees, committees, lienors, and assignees of such deceased, any and all persons deriving interest in or lien upon, or title to said real property by, through or under them, or either of them, and their respective wives, widows, husbands, widowers, heirs at law, next of kin, descendants, executors, administrators, devisees, legatees, creditors, trustees, committees, lienors, and assigns, all of whom and whose names, except as stated,are unknown to Plaintiff, Syed Methun, New York City Environmental Control Board, New York City Parking Violations Bureau, People Of The State Of New York, United State of America Acting Through the IRS, John Doe (being fictitious, the names unknown to Plaintiff intended to be tenants, occupants, persons or corporations having or claiming an interest in or lien upon the property described in the complaint or their heirs at law, distributees, executors, administrators, trustees, guardians, assignees, creditors or successors.) Defendant(s) ————————————x To the Above named Defendant: You are hereby summoned to answer the Complaint in this action, and to serve a copy of your answer, or, if the Complaint is not served with this Supplemental Summons, to serve a notice of appearance, on the Plaintiff(s) attorney(s) within twenty days after the service of this Supplemental Summons, exclusive of the day of service (or within 30 days after the service is complete if this Supplemental Summons is not personally delivered to you within the State of New York). In case of your failure to appear or answer, judgment will be taken against you by default for the relief demanded in the Complaint. The Attorney for Plaintiff has an office for business in the County of Erie. Trial to be held in the County of

Queens. The basis of the venue designated above is the location of the Mortgaged Premises. TO MAUNG CHIT AUNG AKA MAUNG C. AUNG Defendant in this action. The foregoing Supplemental Summons is served upon you by publication, pursuant to an order of HON. Kevin J. Kerrigan of the Supreme Court of the State of New York, dated the Thirty-First day of October, 2016 and filed with the Complaint in the Office of the Clerk of the County of Queens, in the City of Jamaica. The object of this action is to foreclose a mortgage upon the premises described below, executed by Mortgage Electronic dated the June 19, 2007, to secure the sum of $648,000.00 and recorded at Instrument No. 2007000356102 in the Office of the Queens County Clerk, on the July 12, 2007; Said mortgage is to be assigned by an Assignment to be recorded in the Office of the Queens County Clerk. The property in question is described as follows: 83-10 161ST STREET, JAMAICA, NY 11432 NOTICE YOU ARE IN DANGER OF LOSING YOUR HOME If you do not respond to this summons and complaint by serving a copy of the answer on the attorney for the mortgage company who filed this foreclosure proceeding against you and filing the answer with the court, a default judgment may be entered and you can lose your home. Speak to an attorney or go to the court where your case is pending for further information on how to answer the summons and protect your property. Sending a payment to your mortgage company will not stop this foreclosure action. YOU MUST RESPOND BY SERVING A COPY OF THE ANSWER ON THE ATTORNEY FOR THE PLAINTIFF (MORTGAGE COMPANY) AND FILING THE ANSWER WITH THE COURT. DATED: November 7, 2016 Gross Polowy, LLC Attorney(s) For Plaintiff(s) 1775 Wehrle Drive, Suite 100 Williamsville, NY 14221 The law firm of Gross Polowy, LLC and the attorneys whom it employs are debt collectors who are attempting to collect a debt. Any information obtained by them will be used for that purpose. 11/ 18/16, 11/25/16, 12/2/16, 12/9/16 SEQUENCE NO. 3 At I.A.S. Part 38 of the Supreme Court of the State of New York, held in and for the County of Queens located 88-11 Sutphin Boulevard, Jamaica, NY 11435 on the 2nd day of November, 2016. PRESENT: JUSTICE OF THE SUPREME COURT ———————————X In the Matter of the Petition of CHRISTINA KATSIFAS and VIOLETTA PLAKAS, as Minority Shareholders of Philjohn Development Co., Inc., Index No. 03929/2016

Petitioners, ORDER TO SHOW CAUSE For a Judgment of Classification Pursuant to Section 1104-a of the Business Corporation Law of the State of New York and for related Injunctive Relief pursuant to Section 1115 of the Business Corporation Law of the State of New York againstPhiljohn Development Co., Inc. and Philip Papasimakis, Respondents. ————————————X Upon reading and filing the annexed Attorney’s Supplemental Affirmation of Joel Spivak, Esq., the Short Form Order of Honorable Carmen R. Velasquez, and the Verified Petition of Petitioners Christina Katsifas and Violetta Plakas, in their individual capacities and who together both being entitled to vote in the election of officers and collectively own thirty-five percent (35%) the outstanding shares of Philjohn Development Co., Inc. (Corporation), a New York corporation located in Queens, New York, and Petitioners’ Memorandum of Law both dated March 30, 2016, LET the Respondents, PHILJOHN DEVELOPMENT CO., INC. and PHILIP PAPASIMAKIS (“Papasimakis”), collectively referred to as the “Respondents”, and all other persons interested in the corporation show cause at the CMP, Room 25, to be held in and for the County of Queens, at the Courthouse located at 88-11 Sutphin Boulevard, Jamaica, NY 11435 on the 13th day of December, 2016, at 2:15 o=clock in the p.m. or as soon thereafter as counsel can be heard; SHOW CAUSE why pursuant to Business Corporation Law §§ 1104-a and 1115: (a) The corporation should not be dissolved; (b) A receiver should not be appointed for the corporation; (c) The Court should not order that a stock valuation be made and adjusted and provide for a surcharge upon Papasimakis upon a finding of willful and/or reckless dissipation and/or transfer of assets and/or corporate property without just cause or compensation in a sum to be determined by the Court, but not less than Petitioners’ legal fees and expenses for this proceeding pursuant to BCL § 1104-a(d); and (d) An Order should not be made and entered preliminarily enjoining Papasimakis, his agents, servants, and/or employees from removing any property or merchandise of the corporation from the bank accounts of Philjohn Development Co., Inc. and Philjohn Space Development Co., Inc. and from the business premises other than in the ordinary course of business and/or from paying out or otherwise transferring or delivering any property of the corporation other than in the ordinary course of business; SUFFICIENT CAUSE appearing therefore, let service of a copy of this order together with the papers on which it is based, upon the corporation, the New York State

Tax Commission and upon Respondents Philjohn Development Co., Inc. and Philip Papasimakis, by personal service, no later than December 7 th, 2016, be deemed good and sufficient; and it is further ORDERED, that a copy of this Order be published in the Woodside Herald, 43-11 Greenpoint Ave., Sunnyside, NY 11104, (718) 729-3772, a newspaper published in Queens County, NY, once a week on each of the three (3) weeks immediately preceding the return date hereof. E N T E R: /s/ HON. CARMEN R. VELASQUEZ J.S.C. 11/25/16, 12/2/16, 12/9/16 File No.: 2015-4815/A CITATION THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK BY THE GRACE OF GOD, FREE AND INDEPENDENT To: Joyce Rodriguez, Christine Ong, Amintha Norman, Laurel Morris, Norman Miller, Charles Miller, Raymond Miller, Ronald Miller, Attorney General of the State of New York The unknown distributees, legatees, devisees, heirs at law and assignees of Elizabeth George aka Elizabeth May George, deceased, or their estates, if any there be, whose names, places of residence and post office addresses are unknown to the petitioner and cannot with due diligence be ascertained. Being the persons interested as creditors, legatees, distributees or otherwise in the Estate of Elizabeth George aka Elizabeth May George, deceased, who at the time of death was a resident of 29-11 Butler Street, East Elmhurst, NY 11369, in the County of Queens, State of New York. SEND GREETING: Upon the petition of LOIS M. ROSENBLATT, Public Administrator of Queens County, who maintains her office at 88-11 Sutphin Boulevard, Jamaica, Queens County, New York 11435, as Administrator of the Estate of Elizabeth George aka Elizabeth May George, deceased, you and each of you are hereby cited to show cause before the Surrogate at the Surrogate’s Court of the County of Queens, to be held at the Queens General Courthouse, 6th Floor, 88-11 Sutphin Boulevard, Jamaica, City and State of New York, on the 19th day of January, 2017 at 9:30 o’clock in the forenoon, why the Account of Proceedings of the Public Administrator of Queens County, as Administrator of the Estate of said deceased, a copy of which is attached, should not be judicially settled, and why the Surrogate should not fix and allow a reasonable amount of compensation to GERARD J. SWEENEY, ESQ., for legal services rendered to petitioner herein in the amount of $52,491.41 and that the Court fix the fair and reasonable additional fee for any

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services to be rendered by GERARD J. SWEENEY, ESQ., hereafter in connection with proceedings on kinship, claims etc., prior to entry of a final Decree on this accounting in the amount of 5.5% of assets or income collected after the date of the within accounting; and why the Surrogate should not fix and allow an amount equal to one percent on said Schedules of the total assets on Schedules A, A1, and A2 plus any additional monies received subsequent to the date of this account, as the fair and reasonable amount payable to the Office of the Public Administrator for the expenses of said office pursuant to S.C.P.A. §1106(3); and why the claim of Raymond Miller in the amount of $5,650.00 should not be paid; and why each of you claiming to be a distributee of the decedent should not establish proof of your kinship; and why the balance of said funds should not be paid to said alleged distributees upon proof of kinship, or deposited with the Commissioner of Finance of the City of New York should said alleged distributees default herein, or fail to establish proof of kinship, Dated, Attested and Sealed 17th day of November, 2016 HON. PETER J. KELLY Surrogate, Queens County , Margaret M. Gribbon Clerk of the Surrogate’s Court GERARD J. SWEENEY, ESQ. (718) 459-9000, 1981 Marcus Avenue, Suite 200, Lake Success, New York 11042 This citation is served upon you as required by law. You are not obliged to appear in person. If you fail to appear it will be assumed that you do not object to the relief requested unless you file formal legal, verified objections. You have a right to have an attorney-at-law appear for you. Accounting Citation 11/25/16, 12/ 2/16, 12/9/16, 12/16/16 SUPREME COURT OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK – COUNTY OF QUEENS INDEX # 702355/2015 FILED: 10/27/2016 SUPPLEMENTAL SUMMONS AND NOTICE Plaintiff designates Queens County as the place of trial. Venue is based upon the County in which the mortgaged premises are situated. DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST COMPANY, AS TRUSTEE FOR ARGENT SECURITIES INC., ASSET-BACKED PASSTHROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2006-W5, Plaintiff(s), against ALEXANDRE V PAULA, any possible unknown heirs at law of ALEXANDRE V. PAULA, if living, and if any be dead, their respective heirs-at-law, next of kin, distributees, executors, administrators, trustees, devisees, legatees, assignees, lienors, creditors and successors in interest, and generally all persons having or claiming under, by or through said defendants who may be deceased, by purchase, inheritance, lien or otherwise, any right, title or interest in and to the premises described in the complaint herein, ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL


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LEGAL NOTICE • LEGAL NOTICE • LEGAL NOTICE • LEGAL NOTICE • LEGAL NOTICE • LEGAL NOTICE • LEGAL NOTICE BOARD, NEW YORK CITY PARKING VIOLATIONS BUREAU, SUNG KIM, ASSET ACCEPTANCE LLC, EMPIRE PORTFOLIOS INC, CONSOLIDATED EDISON CO OF NEW YORK INC, NEW YORK STATE DEPARTMENT OF TAXATION AND FINANCE, “JOHN DOE #1” through “JOHN DOE #12,” the last twelve names being fictitious and unknown to plaintiff, the persons or parties intended being the tenants, occupants, persons or corporations, if any, having or claiming an interest in or lien upon the premises, described in the complaint, Defendant(s). TO THE ABOVE NAMED DEFENDANTS: NOTICE YOU ARE IN DANGER OF LOSING YOUR HOME IF YOU DO NOT RESPOND TO THIS SUMMONS AND COMPLAINT BY SERVING A COPY OF THE ANSWER ON THE ATTORNEYS FOR THE MORTGAGE COMPANY WHO FILED THIS FORECLOSURE PROCEEDING AGAINST YOU AND FILING THE ANSWER WITH THE COURT, A DEFAULT JUDGMENT MAY BE ENTERED AND YOU CAN LOSE YOUR HOME. SPEAK TO AN ATTORNEY OR GO TO THE COURT WHERE YOU CASE IS PENDING FOR FURTHER INFORMATION ON HOW TO ANSWER THE SUMMONS AND PROTECT YOUR PROPERTY. SENDING A PAYMENT TO YOUR MORTGAGE COMPANY WILL NOT STOP THIS FORECLOSURE ACTION. YOU MUST RESPOND BY SERVING A COPY OF THE ANSWER ON THE ATTORNEY FOR THE PLAINTIFF (MORTGAGE COMPANY) AND FILING THE ANSWER WITH THE COURT. YOU ARE HEREBY SUMMONED to answer the Complaint in this action and to serve a copy of your answer, or, if the Complaint is not served with

this Summons, to serve a notice of appearance on the Plaintiff’s attorney within 20 days after the service of this Summons, exclusive of the day of service (or within 30 days after the service is complete if this Summons is not personally delivered to you within the State of New York); The United States of America, if designated as a Defendant in this action, may appear within (60) days of service thereof and in case of your failure to appear or answer, judgment will be taken against you by default for the relief demanded in the Complaint. NOTICE OF NATURE OF ACTION AND RELIEF SOUGHT: THE OBJECT of the above captioned action is to foreclose on a mortgage dated March 9, 2006, executed by ALEXANDRE V PAULA to ARGENT MORTGAGE COMPANY, LLC to secure the sum of $560,000.00 and recorded in Document 2006000192980, in the Office of the CLERK of the County of QUEENS on April 6, 2006, which mortgage was thereafter modified. Said mortgage was assigned to DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST COMPANY, AS TRUSTEE IN TRUST FOR THE REGISTERED HOLDERS OF ARGENT SECURITIES INC., ASSET-BACKED PASSTHROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2006-W5 N/K/A DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST COMPANY, AS TRUSTEE FOR ARGENT SECURITIES INC., ASSETBACKED PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2006W5, by assignment of mortgage which is dated February 1, 2008, covering premises known as 12308 6th Avenue, College Point, NY 11356 (Block 3947 and Lot 43). The relief sought in the within action is a final judgment directing the sale of the premises described above to satisfy the debt described above. To the above named Defendants: The foregoing

Summons is served upon you by publication pursuant to an Order of the Hon. Thomas D. Raffaele, Justice of the Supreme Court of the State of New York, and filed along with the supporting papers in the Office of the Clerk of the County of Queens on October 7, 2016. This is an action to foreclose on a mortgage. ALL that certain plot, piece or parcel of land, with the buildings and improvements thereon erected, situate, lying and being in the Borough and County of Queens and State of New York, Block 3947 and Lot 43, said premises known as 123-08 6th Avenue, College Point, NY 11356. YOU ARE HEREBY PUT ON NOTICE THAT WE ARE ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT AND ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. By reason of the default in the payment of the monthly installment of principal and interest, among other things, as hereinafter set forth, Plaintiff, the holder and owner of the aforementioned note and mortgage, or their agents have elected and hereby accelerate the mortgage and declare the entire mortgage indebtedness immediately due and payable. By virtue thereof, plaintiff has heretofore elected and by these presents hereby elects to accelerate the entire unpaid principal balance of $553,599.23 to be immediately due and payable under the mortgage herein foreclosed, plus interest at the rate calculated in accordance with the provisions of the note from March 1, 2014, together with unpaid late charges in the amount of $169.05 that have accrued prior to this action as of November 10, 2014. UNLESS YOU DISPUTE THE VALIDITY OF THE DEBT, OR ANY PORTION THEREOF, WITHIN THIRTY (30) DAYS AFTER YOUR RECEIPT HEREOF THAT THE DEBT, OR ANY PORTION THEREOF, IS

DISPUTED, THE DEBTOR JUDGMENT AGAINST YOU AND A COPY OF SUCH VERIFICATION OR JUDGMENT WILL BE MAILED TO YOU BY THE HEREIN DEBT COLLECTOR. IF APPLICABLE, UPON YOUR WRITTEN REQUEST, WITHIN SAID THIRTY (30) DAY PERIOD, THE HEREIN DEBT COLLECTOR WILL PROVIDE YOU WITH THE NAME AND ADDRESS OF THE ORIGINAL CREDITOR. IF YOU HAVE RECEIVED A DISCHARGE FROM THE UNITED STATES BANKRUPTCY COURT, YOU ARE NOT PERSONALLY LIABLE FOR THE U N D E R L Y I N G INDEBTEDNESS OWED TO PLAINTIFF/CREDITOR AND THIS NOTICE/DISCLOSURE IS FOR COMPLIANCE AND INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY. HELP FOR HOMEOWNERS IN FORECLOSURE New York State requires that we send you this notice about the foreclosure process. Please read it carefully. SUMMONS AND COMPLAINT You are in danger of losing your home. If you fail to respond to the Summons and Complaint in this foreclosure action, you may lose your home. Please read the Summons and Complaint carefully. You should immediately contact an attorney or your local legal aid office to obtain advice on how to protect yourself. SOURCES OF INFORMATION AND ASSISTANCE The State encourages you to become informed about your options in foreclosure. In addition to seeking assistance from an attorney or legal aid, there are government agencies, and non-profit organizations that you may contact for information about possible options, including trying to work with your lender during this process. To locate an entity near

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you, you may call the toll-free helpline maintained by New York State Department of Financial Services’ at 1-800-269-0990 or visit the Department’s website at http://www.dfs.ny.gov FORECLOSURE RESCUE SCAMS Be careful of people who approach you with offers to “save” your home. There are individuals who watch for notices of foreclosure actions in order to unfairly profit from a homeowner’s distress. You should be extremely careful about any such promises and any suggestions that you pay them a fee or sign over your deed. State law requires anyone offering such services for profit to enter into a contract which fully describes the services they will perform and fees they will charge, and which prohibits them from taking any money from you until they have completed all such promised services. Section 1303 NOTICE YOU ARE IN DANGER OF LOSING YOUR HOME If you do not respond to this Summons and Complaint by serving the copy of the answer on the attorney for the mortgage company who filed this foreclosure proceeding against you and filing the answer with the court, a default judgment may be entered and you may lose your home. Speak to an attorney or go to the court where your case is pending for further information on how to answer the Summons and protect your property. Sending a payment to your mortgage company will not stop this foreclosure action. YOU MUST RESPOND BY SERVING A COPY OF THE ANSWER ON THE ATTORNEY FOR THE PLAINTIFF (MORTGAGE COMPANY) AND FILING AN ANSWER WITH THE COURT. Leopold & Associates, PLLC, 80 Business Park Drive, Suite 110, Armonk, NY 10504. 11/25/16, 12/ 2/16, 12/9/16, 12/16/16


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SIGN UP YOUR CHILD NOW FOR A FREE FRESH AIR FUND

Jeffrey, age 13 from Flushing, Queens visits a volunteer host family through The Fresh Air Fund

Join The Fresh Air Fund for its 141st summer of serving New York City children from low-income communities, and give your child an experience of a lifetime, free of charge. Boys and girls learn about new places, participate in cultural exchanges, explore nature and go on a journey of self-discovery. Calling all Queens parents! Now is the time for New York City families throughout the five boroughs to register their children for an unforgettable summer of visiting volunteer host families along the East Coast and Southern Canada or attending sleepaway camps in upstate New York. Fresh Air child Jeffrey, age 13 from Queens, has been visiting his volunteer host family since he was seven years old. He

says, “In the country, you enjoy activities that you can’t really do in the city. There’s more trees, and we go to the lake every day for swimming lessons. My favorite things to do are mountain climbing, hiking and running in the 4th of July race. I have a host brother, and we do everything together. My Fresh Air experience with my host family created the best moments of my life.” Registration is now open for the summer of 2017. Through the Friendly Towns Program, children on first-time visits, seven through 12 years old, enjoy a one-week experience with volunteer host families. Children re-invited to the same host families may visit through age 18. At sleep-away camps in Fishkill, New York, girls, ages eight through 12, and boys, ages 8 through 15, explore outdoor adventures. Application Guides for parents are available in Chinese, English, Korean and Spanish, and multi-lingual staff members are available for assistance. For more information about registering your child, please visit www.freshair.org or call (800) 367-0003. The Fresh Air Fund, an independent, not-for-profit agency, has provided free summer experiences to more than 1.8 million New York City children from lowincome communities since 1877. Each summer, nearly 4,000 children visit volunteer host families in rural and suburban communities along the East Coast and Southern Canada. 3,000 children attend five Fresh Air camps in the summer on an over 2,000-acre site in Fishkill, New York. Young people also participate in year-round educational enrichment programs at camp and in New York City.

SUMMER EXPERIENCE... CALLING ALL QUEENS PARENTS!

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