Maspeth man stabbed over parking spot tells different version of events
by Andrew Shilling
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While it was previously reported that a man was stabbed for holding a parking spot at Maspeth Bingo this week, the victim tells a different story following his release from an area hospital. Contradictory to information provided by his sister Silvia Colon at the scene shortly after 9:30 a.m. on October 29, 55-year-old Francisco Colon says he was actually attacked for moving trash cans that he says were blocking the free space near the corner of 69th Place and Grand Avenue. “I saw three garbage cans in the street and I went to move them out of the way and went to park,” Francisco recalled. “The guy ran out of the bingo hall and said he was saving the spot for the ‘lady who runs the bingo hall.’” After retuning to his car, Francisco said Heriberto Zepata, 55, of East New York hit his truck while he was trying to take the space. “I asked him not to hit my truck or he’s going to have a problem,” Francisco said, who then walked back to his car to take the parking spot. When he turned around, Francisco explained that was when Zepata pulled out the knife and began to charge. “I reached for my hand and he got my face,” he explained, adding that he thought Zepata was trying to stab his chest. “I didn’t expect this guy to pull out a knife. There was no fighting, no nothing.” Zepata, who fled the scene, was later arrested by members of the 104th Detective Squad. Following the episode, Francisco was rushed to Elmhurst Hospital where he received five stitches just above his brow and four in his hand. “The crazy thing is that I got stabbed for a parking spot,” he said. “Obviously I can’t talk to people anymore. I just have to do my own thing.”
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Can You Be the Executor of an Estate in New York if You Don’t Live in the State?
by cjleclaire
 Bonnie Lawston-LiEstate Attorney
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If your loved one has died in New York, with a valid will, trust or estate plan there, but you live in another state, you may be uncertain if you can, or if you want to, serve as executor, administrator or trustee from another part of the country. To answer the first question, New York does allow a non-resident to serve as executor or administrator of an estate within the state.

However, just because the law allows you to serve as an executor does not mean that you must. You always have the right to decline to serve. However, just because you live in another part of the country does not mean that it must be difficult or complicated to serve as executor. In many instances, you can fulfill all your duties without ever having to travel to the state. Typically, you attorney can:

  • Take care of all paperwork necessary to get you appointed as executor
  • Appear on your behalf at all hearings or proceedings
  • Prepare and file all documents necessary to initiate and settle the estate
  • Prepare and file an accounting of all debts and assets of the estate
  • Secure valuations of property, when necessary
  • Notify all interested parties, including creditors and potential beneficiaries
  • Ensure that all final debts and obligations of the estate are satisfied
  • Verify that all necessary tax filings are completed
  • Oversee the orderly distribution of the assets of the estate in accordance with the terms of the will

Contact the Law Office of Bonnie Lawston

At the Law Office of Bonnie Lawston, we focus our estate administration practice on estates subject to probate in Nassau County and Suffolk County on Long Island. Contact our office online  or call us at 631-425-7299 or C 855-479-4700 to set up a free initial consultation. We can be reached 24/7.

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Greenpoint Y hosts spooktacular Halloween bash
by Jess Berry
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Greenpoint YMCA Halloween
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Superheroes, fairytale characters, goblins and ghouls alike descended on the Greenpoint Y last Saturday for the second annual Fall Festival and Spooktacular Costume Party. Dressed in their Halloween best, kids played carnival games, jumped in a bouncy house, got their faces painted and danced to Halloween classics like the “Monster Mash.” A costume parade finished off the afternoon, as kids showed off costumes ranging from adorable to frightening. In all, the afternoon gave families an opportunity for some not-so-scary Halloween fun. And to top it off, kids walked away with free goody bags. It was a ghastly good time for everyone, ghosts and gremlins alike.
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Morty Weinberg takes his first look at the new memorial dedicated to his son at O'Neill's Bar and Restaurant in Maspeth.
Morty Weinberg takes his first look at the new memorial dedicated to his son at O'Neill's Bar and Restaurant in Maspeth.
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Watercolor paintings from the “Eulogies” art exhibit by artist Steve Cavallo currently hanging at the KHRCA.
Watercolor paintings from the “Eulogies” art exhibit by artist Steve Cavallo currently hanging at the KHRCA.
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