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The Rockaway Times
As reported by The Real Deal a
126-unit, vacant 15-story condo
building in Far Rockaway that was
in foreclosure was sold to a Long
Island developer for $27.6million.
Doron Pergament acquired the
“Metroplex on the Atlantic” at a
bankruptcy auction, as indicated
by city records filed this past Fri-
The condominium located at
120 Beach 26th Street has been
the subject of lawsuits, tenant dis-
putes and even a federal investi-
gation. Metroplex and prior own-
er, Elzbieta Mielczarek have been
named in multiple lawsuits over
the last decade. In 2006, while
Metroplex was under construc-
tion, neighbor Richard George
sued Mielczarek, claiming the
project blocked public access to
Mielczarek had previously put
the building on the market for
$38 million in 2010, the year it
went into foreclosure. She filed for
Chapter 11 bankruptcy last May
andwas forcedtosell theproperty.
In 2012, the New York Daily
News reported that tenants, be-
lieving that they had rent-to-pur-
chase contracts, found out the
building had been in foreclosure
since 2010 and that their contracts
were voided.
The Rockaway Times had pre-
viously covered the auction of the
Metroplex as a front page story in
its January 21, 2016 edition.
WAVE Prep Back at it Again
The Pre-K through 5
students of WAVE Preparatory El-
ementary School inFar Rockaway
spent the month of March col-
lecting baby items for newborns
at St. John’s Episcopal Hospital.
The items were used to make gift
baskets for the new mothers at
the hospital. On Friday, April 1,
a group of 2
through 5
went on a field trip to St. John’s
to hand deliver the items and to
take a tour of the hospital. They
were evenable tovisit someof the
newborns. The event was coordi-
nated byWAVE Prep’s Communi-
ty Service Outreachmember Tara
Bonilla and Mother Broderick,
Vice President of Mission Epis-
copal Health Service at St John’s
Each month, the WAVE Prep
students hold a different charita-
ble collection to follow the school
motto established by Principal
Gemma Ferguson. The motto,
standing for WAVE says, “We are
Worldly! We are Accountable! We
are Virtuous! We are Excellent!”
Through thesedonations, the stu-
dents practice being worldly and
virtuous, and it sure is excellent!
Sold at auction