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THE WOODSIDE HERALD

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SERVING SUNNYSIDE-WOODSIDE AND LONG ISLAND CITY VOL. 84, NO. 2

WOODSIDE, L.I.C., N.Y. FRIDAY, JANUARY 13, 2017

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Op Ed by Patricia Dorfman

MOVIE THEATER? Commercial Observer’s Lauren Elkies Schram reported Jan. 10 that a 38,000 sq. ft. movie theater may be going into the first and second floors of the new 38-01 Queens Blvd. building, the “QB38 Tower,” bought for $12.1 million in 2015, set for completion at the end of 2018. QB38 is to be medical, non-profit and community space, eight or nine stories, and have 98 parking spaces. We lost a small manufacturing metal shop, and we know the ticket prices will not be as low as the much-missed City Cinema. And worrisome is how the people traveling to and from this 146,000-sq.-ft. building will find adequate public transit, but a neighborhood (continued on Page 5) movie theater would be some consolation!

THOUSANDS BENJAMIN M. SHAW ESSAY OF FOOD ITEMS CONTEST ANNOUNCED

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by Peter Ross

The Kiwanis Club of Sunnyside is proud to announce the start of the 48th Annual Benjamin M. Shaw Essay Contest for students in our local schools. It is also the Club’s privilege and honor to announce that this year’s contest is being co-sponsored by two local and very committed community oriented businesses, the Dime Bank (Sunnyside Branch) and the Law Offices of Leavitt and Kerson. Contest entry forms have already been distributed to students of the participating schools, which this year includes Saint Sebastian’s Catholic Academy, The Maurice A. Fitzgerald Elementary School (P.S. 199Q), The Razi School, P.S. 150Q, and the Thomas McCann Woodside Junior High School 125Q. The contest is open to all students in grades 4 through 8 who attend one of these schools and is administered through the

schools (sorry but open entries cannot be taken). Three winning entries from each grade will be chosen and from these a panel of judges will rate the essays to select a first place winner from each grade of each participating school. These winners will be treated to an awards luncheon at Sidetracks Restaurant (home and meeting place of the Kiwanis Club of Sunnyside) where from these first place winners a grand prize winner will be chosen. The school of the Grand Prize Winner will have the honor of holding and displaying the Benjamin M. Shaw Cup for a year until the next season’s contest awardees are announced. All students eligible to enter the contest in the five participating schools are encouraged do so. If you are eligible and have not received an entry form as yet, check with the essay contest coordinator at your school. This year’s topic is “Look ahead 50 years into the future of our planet. What changes

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do you envision for our civilization? Paint a picture of our world at that time.” We all await your vision of our community, our nation, and our world at that time. So, on behalf of the three sponsoring organizations, we exclaim, “Happy writing!”

The Benjamin M. Shaw Trophy memorializes all the essay contest Grand Prize Winners.


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The Sunnyside Reformed Church will host a Food Pantry Dinner Saturday January 28th from 6 - 8pm (In the church basement) ALL ARE WELCOME Donations of nonperishable goods may be dropped off at the church office MTh 12-5. For more information, please call the church office at 718.426.5997

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SPEAKING OUT AGAINST MEGACHURCH CONSTRUCTION

On the cold evening of January 5th underneath the 7 train, Anakbayan New York, the Coalition to Defend Little Manila and members of the Woodside community held a speak out and rally against the construction of a megachurch in the heart of the Filipino Community. The proposed structure of The Universal Church on 69th Street and Roosevelt Avenue would stand 70 feet high, taller than any surrounding building. Not only would it be out of context to the community, but it would also break a New York City building code that limits height of building construction. Community members have expressed serious concern over the construction, saying that it would increase traffic, cause air and noise pollution, and blocked sunlight, which would affect the quality of life, especially for residents who live behind the church. “As Anakbayan NY members engaged with Woodside residents, specifically those living right behind the megachurch on the expansion project, it was clear that many residents were not even aware of the development proposal. This lack of transparency shows that there clearly was no regard for the residents of Woodside,” said Anakbayan NY in a statement. “The proposed structure would threaten the livelihood of Filipino businesses and small businesses on Roosevelt Avenue. The loss of small businesses would provide a gateway for giant corporations to take over Roosevelt Avenue. This could lead to increased rents and eventual displacement of working class Woodside residents,” said Tanya Villalobos, Vice Chairperson of Anakbayan NY. “There is no legitimate grounds for the displacement, disenfranchisement of working class families of color. [This] development is not growth. This development is not sustainable because it is not led by the community,” said Anakbayan NY Chairperson Danica Pagulayan, emphasizing community control over development. “We are not here to pander towards the government or

developers to protect our community. The only people that can protect this community are the people who live here, the people who work here, the people who moved here for their survival,” continued Danica. Melanie Dulfo, representing the National Alliance for Filipino Concerns, spoke about the issues of migrant communities, including displacement, and connected them to the struggles happening in their home countries. “Across our migrant communities… we experience forced migration - when we are forced to leave our countries and look for jobs abroad to survive. Our economies are in constant crisis because we [have] unequal relationships with first world countries such as the U.S. So whether you are from Bangladesh, India, the Philippines, Mexico, Guatemala, Ecuador, your country is experiencing the same thing.” Even when we form our communities here, we are still displaced. We are still forced to leave our communities. It is our duty as migrants to band together and resist displacement.” Community Board 2, representing the Woodside, Sunnyside, and Long Island City neighborhoods, held its regular meeting on January 5. On its original agenda, CB2 was supposed to vote on the development of the megachurch, however the vote was postponed to a later date. Anakbayan New York mobilized its members alongside the Woodside community emphasized that it is the community, who will decide what will happen to the Woodside community. About Anakbayan: Anakbayan-New York is a community-based organization that fights for the rights and welfare of the Filipino youth and community in New York City. We aim to build unity among Filipino youth — immigrant, US-born/ raised, student, working, LGBTQI, women, artists, etc — striving for genuine freedom and democracy and for the promotion of cultural awareness and the advancement of rights, welfare, and social justice.

LEGISLATION TO PROTECT

IMMIGRANTS FROM

DISCRIMINATION & ABUSE Senator Michael Gianaris introduced legislation that would add immigration status to the list of protected classes in the state’s Human Rights and Civil Right Laws. Senator Gianaris’s proposal would make it a violation to discriminate against a person based on immigration status and would expand current civil remedies for bias-related crimes to include those targeted due to their immigration status. “Immigrants are under siege like never before and we have an obligation to ensure the safety and well-being of those who came to our country seeking a better life,” said Senator Gianaris, whose own parents came to the U.S. from Greece. New York’s Human Rights Law protects people from a wide range of discrimination on the basis of age, race, sexual orientation and gender, among other categories. The law provides a remedy for those discriminated against in the provision of several services including but not limited to housing, employment and public accommodation. Current Civil Rights Law, which would also expand to include immigration status under this legislation, provides the opportunity for victims of hate crimes to bring civil ac-

tions against their attackers. NYCLU Executive Director, Donna Lieberman said, “With our presidentelect threatening to deport millions of immigrants who came to America to build a better life for themselves and their families, this bill is one way to resist the hate and stand up for a free New York.” Steven Choi, Executive Director of New York Immigration Coalition said, “We commend State Senator Gianaris on introducing this bill calling to include “immigration status” in the definition of “national origin” in anti-discrimination law. Given the current political climate that has been marked by an increase in hate crimes, it is more important than ever that we ensure that New Yorkers, including undocumented New Yorkers, legal permanent residents, visa holders, and others, are equally protected.” Following the election, documented incidents of hate crimes, harassment and intimidation soared throughout the country including here in New York. Senator Gianaris joined civil rights groups to condemn local hate crimes as well as the overall hostile climate. To Advertise E-mail SSabba@WoodsideHerald.com or call 718-729-3772

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THOUSANDS

OF FOOD ITEMS

DONATED TO PANTRY On Tuesday, January 10, Majority Leader Jimmy Van Bramer brought thousands of food items to the Bread of Life Food Pantry at the Center of Hope International (COHI) in Long Island City, run by Bishop Mitchell Taylor. Over the past six weeks, residents of Western Queens donated thousands of nonperishable food items for families in need in the community. Bread of Life Food Pantry serves families from Western Queens, many of whom live in the Queensbridge and Ravenswood Houses. In Queensbridge, the nation’s largest public housing development, the average gross income is between $21,000 and $24,000, and 33% of families live below the poverty line. Bread of Life Food Pantry serves as a much-needed safety net for these families. “All of our children should have enough to eat,” said Council Majority Leader Jimmy Van Bramer. “With the thousands of packages of food donated by the community, we can help keep our neighbors from going to bed hungry. I am honored and thankful to represent a community that comes together to help our neighbors in need. Thank you to everyone who took time out of their day to improve the lives of people in our community.”

HELPING KIDS SAVE

Claudia Coger, TA President, Astoria Houses, Annie Cotton Morris, TA President, Woodside Houses, Carol Wilkins, TA President, Ravenswood Houses, Assemblywoman Catherine Nolan, Chair of the Assembly Education Committee and Director of the new program Debra Ellen Glickstein. Assemblywoman Catherine Nolan joined Deputy Mayor Buery, Commissioner Menin and Chancellor Farina to announce that School District 30 in Queens will launch NYC’s Child Savings Account initiative. “Congratulations to District 30 for being chosen as the pilot program for the NYC Child’s Savings Account Initiative” said Assemblywoman Catherine Nolan, Chair

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of the Assembly Education Committee. “I would like to commend Mayor De Blasio, Deputy Mayor Buery, Commissioner Menin and Chancellor Farina for developing this much needed program to help students save for their college education. A big thanks to our Long Island City Community including Bishop Mitchell Taylor and Claudia Coger for helping to improve our community”.


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Letters To The Editor The following letters are the opinions of its author and not necessarily those of the Woodside Herald.

OP ED 12/16 Dear Sherilyn, I just reread Let Love Lead Us, the opinion piece by Amy Paul (Woodside Herald December 16). Thanks to Amy Paul for writing and to you for publishing this article. It renews my hope and reminds me that my neighbors and

THE WOODSIDE HERALD my neighborhood are good and caring and compassionate. It reminds me of the hope the holiday season should bring. It reminds me there is strength in numbers and the numbers of people doing good every day and who spoke up by attending the Community Speakout stating we will not tolerate hate. It reminds me that yes, I, we must be vigilant and keep our ideals in action as well as in words. It reminds me that love can and will conquer. Thank you Amy and Sherilyn for this inspiration.

Respectfuly, Regina Shanley, Sunnyside

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SMALL TOWN DIGEST

ENCOURAGING NYC GOV NEWS: City Controller SCOTT STRINGER visited CB2 Jan. 5 and mentioned in his remarks the 1100 vacant lots owned by the city that his office tracked down. He suggested that perhaps the be used for 50.000 units of actual affordable housing, which was well received. Mayor BILL DE BLASIO has opened the door to “Community Land Trusts, “reporter Abigail Savitch-Lew reported Jan. 10 in City Limits, which is very good news for communities seeking local input about public land.

for Sunday, March 5, from 1-3PM, location TBD. MORE INK in worn by civilians these days as expressions of style and beauty than that sported by military men of Sunnyside’s forties, who were housed here in barracks and sampled local nightclubs. We hope Andrea here, who is visiting his friend Valerio of SOLE LUNA, will be pitching in Tues., Jan. 17 at prix fixe $22 Chamber Showcase Luncheon with speaker CB2 Chairperson DENISE KEEHAN-SMITH, so as we try the delicious food, we can more closely inspect this unique tattoo. Aries Dela Cruz Photo: P. Dorfman

City Controller Scott Stringer

LET US EAT CAKE: Sunnyside Chamber’s JUAN ARACHE is spearheading the “Greatest Little Bake Show in NYC” May 7 which includes beginner and advanced categories, and cookies and other sweets as well as cakes. Stop by the SUGAR ROOM and find out more in Feb. We are inviting among master bakers NITA’S BAKERY to be among the judges. Try the amazing pastry and sandwiches at the new PARIS BAGUETTE on 46th Street near the arch, which has lower prices than one would expect. Overhead these days is high, and we want to help this excellent new spot, so when you buy and try several buttery items there, you will be doing a good deed! Juan Arache making a personal Red Velvet Cake for a friend.

Photo: P. Dorfman

Andrea, visiting staffer, at Sole Luna Restaurant Photo: P. Dorfman THE NEW YORK TIMES featured local sculptor Jerry Torre of Sunnyside in a Jan. 10 article by M. H. Miller. Torre is a former caretaker of Grey Gardens, of documentary fame, before Aristotle Onassis got him a job as a gardener for the Saudi royal family. Artist Chaim Gross, for whom he posed, encouraged him to become an artist and Torre has worked in marble and ceramics for 30 years. Torre has a 400-lb. sculpture of his Saudi-owned horse in his home garden in Sunnyside. His work is now on exhibition with painter Charles Andresen at Geary Contemporary gallery in the West Village. Torre exhibited in June at the Queens of Angels Fine Art Fair presented by Sunnyside Artists.

Photo: ©2016. Peter Wing

Sunnyside customer Selda Kiric is greeted warmly by Mr. Kim, the proprietor of Paris Baguette.

Sunnyside sculptor Jerry Torre at Queen of Angels Fine Art Fair in June

OUCH: Good well wishes to ARIES DELA CRUZ, who speaks here often on behalf of Filipino matters and is president of the Filipino American Democratic Club. Aries was thrown into the windshield of a car at CPW and 72nd St. in Manhattan, but is recuperating nicely. Also in sickbay is urban scholar SAM STEIN, who broke his collarbone in a fall Jan 7. We hope he mends soon, and we selfishly hope he will be among those to again discuss the BQX pros and cons for the Jobs, Homes, Hood seminar set

Spotted on Skillman Ave: Dog & Duck’s Padraigh Connolly with his son

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FRIDAY, JANUARY 13, 2017 LEGAL NOTICE • LEGAL NOTICE • LEGAL NOTICE • LEGAL NOTICE • LEGAL NOTICE • LEGAL NOTICE • LEGAL NOTICE

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File No.: 2015-3399/A CITATION THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK BY THE GRACE OF GOD, FREE AND INDEPENDENT To: Ozenia Knox, Peggy Elaine Johnson, Issac Nimmons, Robert Nimmons, Attorney General of the State of New York The unknown distributees, legatees, devisees, heirs at law and assignees of Leo Jones aka Leo A. Jones, 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. Wallace Alston, if living and if dead, to their heirs at law, next of kin and distributees whose names and places of residence are unknown and if they died subsequent to the decedent herein, to their executors, administrators, legatees, devisees, assignees and successors in interest whose names and places of residence are unknown and cannot be ascertained after due diligence. Being the persons interested as creditors, legatees, distributees or otherwise in the Estate of Leo Jones aka Leo A. Jones, deceased, who at the time of death was a resident of 169-20 Linden Boulevard, Jamaica, NY, 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 Leo Jones aka Leo A. Jones, 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 26th 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 $59,992.20 and that the Court fix the fair and reasonable additional fee for any 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 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 25th 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 12/9/16, 12/ 16/16, 12/23/16, 12/30/16 SUPREME COURT OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK – COUNTY OF QUEENS INDEX # 703928/2015 FILED: 11/07/2016 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. U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE FOR LEHMAN XS TRUST MORTGAGE PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2006GP2, Plaintiff(s), against OLGA VELASQUEZ, IVAN G. VELASQUEZ, LORI GOLDBERG, GINA HEALY Unknown heirs at law of SEGUNDO VELASQUEZ A/K/ A SEGUNDO H. VELASQUEZ, if living and if they be dead, any and all persons unknown to plaintiff, claiming, or who may claim to have an interest in, or generally or specific lien upon the real property described in this action; such unknown persons being herein generally described and intended to be included in the following designation, namely: the wife, widow, husband, widower, heirs 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 who and whose names, except as stated, are unknown to plaintiff, NEW YORK STATE DEPARTMENT OF TAXATION AND FINANCE, NEW YORK CITY

ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL BOARD, “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 certain consolidated mortgage dated February 17, 2006, executed by SEGUNDO VELASQUEZ A/K/A SEGUNDO H. VELASQUEZ to MORTGAGE ELECTRONIC REGISTRATION SYSTEMS AS NOMINEE FOR CITY CAPITAL MORTAGE BANKING CORP to secure the sum of $640,000.00 and recorded in Document 2006000198748, in the Office of the CLERK of the County of QUEENS on April 11, 2006, which consolidated mortgage was assigned to U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION, AS TRUSTEE FOR LEHMAN XS TRUST MORTGAGE PASS-THROUGH CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2006GP2, by assignment of mortgage which is dated November 26, 2014, covering premises known as 104-

19 37th Rd, Corona, NY 11368 (Block 1771 and Lot 36). 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. Allan B. Weiss, 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 November 2, 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, City and State of New York, Block 1771 and Lot 36, said premises known as 104-19 37th Rd, Corona, NY 11368. 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 $690,982.21 to be immediately due and payable under the modified mortgage herein foreclosed, plus interest at the rate calculated in accordance with the provisions of the note from November 1, 2009, together with unpaid late charges in the amount of $12.00 that have accrued prior to this action as of February 6, 2015, for a total of $690,994.21 due and payable, plus interest as stated above, any advances made or to be made or to be made to protect plaintiff’s consolidated mortgage, and reasonable amount for attorney’s fees to be determined by the court. 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

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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 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. 12/23/16, 12/ 30/16, 1/6/17, 1/13/17


FRIDAY, JANUARY 13, 2017 PAGE 7 THE WOODSIDE HERALD LEGAL NOTICE • LEGAL NOTICE • LEGAL NOTICE • LEGAL NOTICE • LEGAL NOTICE • LEGAL NOTICE • LEGAL NOTICE SUPREME COURT OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK COUNTY OF QUEENS; Index 712473/2015. Filed 12/02/2015. U.S. BANK TRUST, N.A., AS TRUSTEE FOR LSF9 MASTER PARTICIPATION TRUST, Plaintiff, v. BLANCA E. JARDEL; JEHAM FIGUEROA; THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON FKA THE BANK OF NEW YORK, AS TRUSEE FOR THE CERTIFICATEHOLDERS OF CWHEQ, INC., HOME EQUITY LOAN ASSET BACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2006S8; NATIONSTAR MORTGAGE, LLC; “JOHN DOE #1” through “JOHN DOE #12”, the last twelve names being fictitious and unknown to plaintiff, the persons or parties intended being the tenants, occupants, persons or corporations, if any, having or claiming an interest in or lien upon the premises, described in the complaint, Defendants. SUMMONS AND NOTICE. TO THE ABOVE NAMED DEFENDANTS: YOU ARE HEREBY SUMMONED to answer the Complaint in the above captioned action and to serve a copy of your Answer on the Plaintiff’s attorney within twenty (20) days after the service of this Summons, exclusive of the day of service, or within thirty (30) days after completion of service where service is made in any other manner than by personal delivery within the State. The United States of America, if designated as a Defendant in this action may answer to appear within sixty (60) days of service hereof. In case of your failure to appear or answer, judgment will be taken against you by default for the relief demanded in the Complaint. NOTICE YOU ARE IN DANGER OF LOSING YOUR HOME If you do not respond to this summons and complaint by serving a copy of the answer on the attorney for the mortgage company who filed this foreclosure proceeding against you and filing the answer with the court, a default judgment may be entered and you can lose your home. Speak to an attorney or go to the court where your case is pending for further information on how to answer the summons and protect your property. Sending payment to your mortgage company will not stop this foreclosure action. YOU MUST RESPOND BY SERVING A COPY OF THE ANSWER ON THE ATTORNEY FOR THE PLAINTIFF (MORTGAGE COMPANY) AND FILING THE ANSWER WITH THE COURT. To the above named defendants: The foregoing summons is served upon you by publication pursuant to an order of the Hon. Kevin J. Kerrigan, a Justice of the Supreme Court of the State of N.Y., dated November 28, 2016 and filed along with the supporting papers in the Queens County Clerk’s Office. This is an action to foreclose a

mortgage on the property located at 179 114th Street, Rockaway Park, NY 11694 also known as Block: 16187 Lot: 17. Queens County is designated as the place of trial based upon the location of the property being foreclosed. Attorneys for Plaintiff: Stern & Eisenberg, PC, 485 B Route 1 South, Suite 330, Iselin, NJ 08830, T: (516) 630-0288. 12/30/16, 1/ 6/17, 1/13/17, 1/20/17 PROBATE CITATION FILE NO. 2016-1873 SURROGATE’S COURT – QUEENS COUNTY CITATION THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, By the Grace of God Free and Independent TO: PUBLIC ADMINISTRATOR, QUEENS COUNTY, NYS ATTORNEY GENERAL Heirs at Law, next of kin, and distributees of the Estate of Albert Friedman a/k/a Albert Freedman, deceased, if living, and if any of them be dead, to their heirs at law, next of kin, distributees, legatees, executors, administrators, assignees, and successors in interest whose names are unknown, and cannot be ascertained after due diligence. A petition having been duly filed by Iris Bikel, Esq., who is domiciled at 309 West 86 th Street, Unit 6B, New York, New York 10024 YOU ARE HEREBY CITED TO SHOW CAUSE before the Surrogate’s Court, Queens County, at 88-11 Sutphin Blvd., Jamaica, New York, New York, on February 2, 2017, at ___9:30_____ o’clock in the ____for_ noon of that day, why a decree should not be made in the estate of Albert Friedman, a/k/a Albert Freedman lately domiciled at 2509 87 th Street, East Elmhurst, New York admitting to probate a Will dated November 24, 2013 (a Codicil dated _________________________) (a Codicil dated _______________________________) a copy of which is attached, as the Will of Albert Friedman, a/k/a Albert Freedman, deceased, relating to real and personal property, and directing that [x] Letter Testamentary issue to: Iris Bikel, Esq. Dated, Attested and Sealed the 19 th day of December 2016 HON. PETER J. KELLY, Surrogate Margaret M. Gribbon Chief Clerk Iris Bikel, Esq. Attorney for Petitioner 917-640-6292 Telephone Number 309 West 86 th Street, Unit 6B, New York, New York 10024 Address for Petitioner [NOTE: This citation is served upon you as required by law. You are not required to appear. If you fail to appear it will be assumed you do not object to the relief requested. You have a right to have an attorney appear for you.] 12/30/16, 1/6/17, 1/13/17, 1/20/ 17

Re-Filed 12/7/2016 Filed: 10/28/2015 Index No. 711128/2015 Plaintiff designates QUEENS County as place of trial Venue is based upon County in which premises are being situate SUPPLEMENTAL SUMMONS WITH NOTICE ACTION TO REFORM AND FORECLOSE A MORTGAGE Plaintiff, -againstTHE UNKNOWN HEIRS-ATLAW, 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 THE DECEDENT ZORIA BRAUNSTEIN, BY PURCHASE, INHERITANCE, LIEN OR OTHERWISE, ANY RIGHT TITLE OR INTEREST IN AND TO THE PREMISES DESCRIBED IN THE COMPLAINT HEREIN; STELLA KAUFMAN; IRENA BRAUNSTEIN A/K/A IRENE BRAUNSTEIN; HSBC BANK USA, N.A.; NEW YORK CITY ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL BOARD; OLYMPIAN FUEL OIL CORP.; CRIMINAL COURT OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK; CAPITAL ONE BANK; THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA; STATE OF NEW YORK;NEW YORK STATE DEPARTMENT OF TAXATION AND FINANCE; LEDA MIGOYA; Defendants. ———————————X TO THE ABOVE NAMED DEFENDANTS: YOU ARE HEREBY SUMMONED to answer the Complaint in this action and to serve a copy of your Answer or, if the Complaint is not served with this Summons, to serve a Notice of Appearance upon the Plaintiff’s attorney within twenty (20) days after the service of this Summons, exclusive of the date of service or within thirty (30) days after the service is complete if this Summons is not personally delivered to you within the State of New York. If you fail to so appear or answer, judgment will be taken against you by default for the relief demanded in the Complaint. DATED: Elmsford, New York December 6, 2016 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 WILMINGTON SAVINGS FUND SOCIETY, FSB, DOING BUSINESS AS CHRISTIANA TRUST, NOT IN ITS INDIVIDUAL CAPACITY, BUT SOLELY AS TRUSTEE FOR BCAT 2014-11TT AND FILING THE ANSWER WITH THE COURT. Rachel L. Johnston, Esq. Knuckles, Komosinski & Manfro, LLP Attorneys for Plaintiff 565 Taxter Road Suite 590 Elmsford, NY 10523 Phone: (914) 345-3020 THIS IS AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. NOTICE TO OCCUPANTS: WILMINGTON SAVINGS FUND SOCIETY, FSB, DOING BUSINESS AS CHRISTIANA TRUST, NOT IN ITS INDIVIDUAL CAPACITY, BUT SOLELY AS TRUSTEE FOR BCAT 2014-11TT IS FORECLOSING AGAINST THE OWNER OF THIS PREMISES. IF YOU LIVE HERE, THIS LAWSUIT MAY RESULT IN YOUR EVICTION. YOU MAY WISH TO CONTACT A

LAWYER TO DISCUSS ANY RIGHTS AND POSSIBLE DEFENSES YOU MAY HAVE. TO THE ABOVE NAMED DEFENDANTS: The foregoing Summons is served upon you by publication pursuant to Order the Hon Kevin Kerrigan a Justice of the Supreme Court Queens County, dated Nov. 14, 2016 and filed with the complaint and other papers in the Queens County Clerk’s Office, NY NOTICE OF OBJECT OF ACTION AND RELIEF SOUGHT THE OBJECT of the aboveentitled action is to reform and foreclose a mortgage to secure $265,000.00 plus interest, recorded in the Office of the County Clerk/City Register of the County of Queens on June 29, 1999 in Reel 5293 at Page 2326 covering the premises described as follows: 82-16 Beverly Road, Kew Gardens, New York 11415 a/k/a Block 3325, Lot 13 The relief sought in the within action includes a final judgment directing the sale of the premises described above to satisfy the debt secured by the mortgage described above. The Plaintiff makes no personal claim against any Defendants in this action except Irena Braunstein a/k/a Irene Braunstein.- #90448 12/20/16, 1/6/17, 1/13/17, 1/20/ 17

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