City Not Liable For Accepting False Deed

Owner’s house was fraudulently listed on the City register by a stranger who broke into the house and took possession. Jennifer Merin was left a house by a testamentary gift. The house is located at 226-08 141st Avenue in Queens County. In March of 2014, Darrell Beatty, without Merin’s knowledge, filed a fraudulent real property transfer report and a fraudulent deed with the City register that gave the property to himself. Beatty then broke … <Read More>

Early Purpose-Built Kindergarten and Associated Deaconess Home Enter Designation Process

Two adjoining buildings from different eras with shared history to be considered together as an individual City landmark. Landmarks voted to add two buildings to its calendar for consideration as individual landmarks at the Commission’s April 10, 2018, meeting. The buildings are the 238 President Street House and the adjoining Hans S. Christian Memorial Kindergarten at 236 President Street. The structures stand in the Carroll Gardens neighborhood of Brooklyn.