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FAMILY COURT OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK
COUNTY OF THE BRONX
Docket No. NN-25212/17
In the Matter of
A Child(ren) Under Eighteen Years Alleged to be Neglected by
NOTICE: PLACEMENT OF YOUR CHILD IN FOSTER CARE MAY RESULT IN THE LOSS OF
YOUR RIGHTS TO YOUR CHILD. IF YOUR CHILD STAYS IN FOSTER CARE FOR 15 OF THE
MOST RECENT 22 MONTHS, THE AGENCY MAY BE REQUIRED BY LAW TO FILE A
PETITION TO TERMINATE YOUR PARENTAL RIGHTS AND TO COMMIT GUARDIANSHIP
AND CUSTODY OF YOUR CHILD TO THE AGENCY FOR THE PURPOSES OF ADOPTION. IN
SOME CASES, THE AGENCY MAY FILE BEFORE THE END OF THE 15-MONTH PERIOD. IF
SEVERE OR REPEATED CHILD ABUSE IS PROVEN BY CLEAN AND CONVINCING
EVIDENCE, THIS FINDING MAY CONSTITUTE THE BASIS TO TERMINATE YOUR
PARENTAL RIGHTS AND TO COMMIT GUARDIANSHIP AND CUSTODY OF YOUR CHILD TO
THE AGENCY FOR THE PURPOSES OF ADOPTION.
TO: PATRICIA HERNANDEZ
A petition under ARTICLE 10 of the FAMILY COURT ACT having been filed with this Court
alleging that the above-named child(ren) is a neglected child(ren), a copy of said petition being
YOU ARE HEREBY SUMMONED to appear before this court 900 Sheridan Avenue, Bronx, New
York 10451, Part 14-A, on January 15th, 2019 at 11:00 0clock in the forenoon of said day to
answer the petition and to show cause why said child(ren) should not be adjudicated to be a
neglected child(re) and why you should not be dealt with in accordance with the provisions of
ARTICLE 10 of the FAMILY COURT ACT and why an order of support under Section 235 of the
FAMILY COURT ACT should not be made if the final disposition is an order of placement.
On your failure to appear as herein directed, a warrant may be issued for your arrest.
FURTHER NOTICE: Family Court Act §154 (c) provides that petitions brought pursuant to Articles
4, 5, 6, 8 and 10 of the Family Court Act, in which an order of protection is sought or in which a
violation of an order of protection is alleged, may be served outside the State of New York upon a
Respondent who is not a resident or domiciliary of the State of New York. If no other grounds for
obtaining personal jurisdiction over the Respondent exist aside from the application of this
provision, the exercise of personal jurisdiction over the respondent is limited to the issue of the
request for, or alleged violation of the order of protection. Where the Respondent has been served
with this summons and petition and does not appear, the Family Court may proceed to a hearing
with respect to issuance or enforcement of the order of protection.
STEPHEN G. BYRNES
CLERK OF THE FAMILY COURT
Dated: November 29, 2018
BRONX TIMES REPORTER, D 6 ECEMBER 21-27, 2018 BTR
Part of the dismantled City Island Bridge, which was taken out of service
in 2015, will become an artifi cial coral reef off of the coast of Long Island.
Schneps Community News Group / Patrick Rocchio
New life: City Island Bridge
steel, concrete to bolster reef
BY PATRICK ROCCHIO
Part of the old City Island Bridge
that served the community for over a
century is getting a second life.
The NYS Department of Environmental
Conservation is using some
concrete and steel from the former
bridge, which was decommissioned
in 2015, to expand an artifi cial reef
located on the Hempstead Reef in the
waters off Long Island.
Under the guidance of DEC, and
as part of a New York state effort to
expand marine wildlife for a richer
and more diverse underwater ecosystem,
47 steel caissons that are 34
feet in length that once supported
the City Island Bridge were deployed
to the underwater reef.
“These concrete and steel bridge
materials will enhance the local
marine habitat and fi shery populations,
benefi tting both anglers and
divers frequenting New York’s artifi
cial reefs,” said Basil Seggos, DEC
commissioner, of the latest addition
to the agency’s Artifi cial Reef Program.
Seggos said that NYC Department
of Transportation and Tutor Perini,
the contractor who deconstructed
the 1901-era bridge and built its modern
replacement, collaborated “in
helping to secure these materials for
an innovative and creative use that
would have otherwise seen them end
up in a landfi ll.”
Barbara Dolensek, City Island
Civic Association vice-president,
said that the residents she spoke to
were pleased by DEC’s plan.
“Everyone that I spoke to is glad
that the City Island Bridge is being
put to some good purpose,” said Dolensek,
adding “they are pleased to
hear that they are not just throwing
the bridge away.”
Tommy Breen, who along with
his brother James Breen, made a
documentary fi lm about the bridge
reconstruction called ‘The New City
Island Bridge,’ also was supportive
of the idea.
Breen said that much of what is
being used in the artifi cial reef, including
pilings and large box beams,
were installed as part of a major renovation
of the turn-of-the-20th century
bridge that took place approximately
45 years ago.
These materials supported the
bridge’s foundation, he said.
Breen said that the reuse of these
materials for an artifi cial reef puts
them to a benefi cial use. Based on
his knowledge it is diffi cult to separate
integrated materials like these
Another factor that contributed
to the reef project was that the materials
were already on a barge.
“It is going to help wildlife, so
why not do it,” he said.
Putting the super structure portion
of the bridge in the reef would
probably not be an option because
it might contain remnants of lead
paint that could be damaging to the
environment, he said.
Paul Mankiewicz, a biologist who
lives on City Island, said that the
artifi cial reef created by the bridge
will improve the sea environment
because organisms that are part of
the food chain will grow on them.
He also believes similar structures
can be reused in other innovative
“We should really look at these
kind of things to protect the coast,”
he said, adding similar reused materials
could be repurposed as barriers
that divert or slow down water
surges caused by major storms.