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The Villager judged to be among state’s top weekly papers The Villager won two first-place awards and nine awards over all in the New York Press Association’s 2012 Better Newspaper Contest. The awards were handed out at the annual NYPA spring convention last weekend in Upstate Saratoga Springs. It was a strong showing again for The Villager, which finished ranked among the top 10 of New

York State community weeklies in total editorial points won. The Villager tied for ninth place over all with the Suffolk Times. Leading the way were veteran writer Jerry Tallmer and photographer Bob Krasner. Tallmer, 92 — one of the “founding fathers” of the Village Voice in 1955

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Rajkumar’s running against Chin; Vows to be pro-community Photo by Tequila Minsky

A mom and a potential future Little Leaguer joined in on the hike and all the hoopla for Pier 40 on Saturday.

Leagues make pitch for more funding and fields for Pier 40 By PAUL BUfANO Hundreds of children and adults wearing bright orange shirts and jerseys chanted, “Save Pier 40!” Saturday morning as they marched alongside baseball mascots and drummers to celebrate the Greenwich Village Little League season opener. The march through the Village section of Hudson River Park was also intended to address the looming financial problem facing Pier 40. The huge Houston St. pier is in disrepair

and in dire need of money for a fix-up. As a result, the local youth leagues had proposed building a pair of 22-story luxury residential towers at the foot of the pier to finance its maintenance and development. However, the leagues, as a coalition called Pier 40 Champions, recently failed to gain the necessary political support in order to proceed with the plan. So now the question is, Where does the money come from?

Tobi Bergman, president of P3 (Pier Park & Playground Association) — a member of the Pier 40 Champions coalition of youth leagues — said that all possibilities have to be explored now that housing isn’t an option anymore. “Just eight years ago this spot was used as a parking lot for trucks. But some families said they knew of a better use for it and that’s how these

By JOSH ROGERS City Council candidate Jenifer Rajkumar made her formal announcement Sunday, accusing opponent Margaret Chin of listening more to big developers than the people of Lower Manhattan. “Under this top-down approach, the councilmember goes into the room with a real-estate or outside interest, closes the door, makes the deal and shuts the peo-

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ple out,” Rajukmar said of Chin, the incumbent, who is also running in the Sept. 10 Democratic primary. Rajkumar, 30, a Democratic district leader and attorney who moved to Battery Park City in 2010, chose the most common New York City location for a campaign announcement, City Hall, for an uncommon reason.

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park. In the running are five perennials found in the park. As seen on Page 2, the nominees are — envelope, please!!! — echinecea (coneflower), hemerocallis (daylily), coreposis (tickseed), rudbeckia (black-eyed Susan) or, last but not least, nepeta (cat mint). The Academy, or rather, park users, can vote for their favorite flower via a survey they can access on the Hudson River Park Web site, at ww.hudsonriverpark.org/voteforofficialflower, or via the Twitter handle @HudsonRiver Park “These perennials mimic the best qualities of Hudson River Park — beautiful, vibrant and resilient. Any one of them would make a great official flower,” said Madelyn Wils, president and C.E.O. of the Hudson River Park Trust. “We’re excited for the community to weigh in and tell us which one they want to represent their park moving forward.” Voting will be open for the next two weeks with the winner to be announced on Earth Day, Mon., April 22.

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notebook DARK RIDERS: After our bike was stolen on Avenue B a few months ago, we were psyched to finally recently get some new (used) wheels on craigslist and get back rolling on the bike paths. But as we hit the Hudson River Park bike path in the Village the other evening, we found it very dimly light and — what tha?! — jammed with tons of joggers, even more so than usual. Runners, of course, are supposed to run on the esplanade, not the bike path (and should be flogged for using the latter. Just kidding.) The problem is that the park and its esplanade are still being closed at dusk because, five months after Hurricane Sandy, full electricity still hasn’t been restored throughout the park.  Even along the bike path’s edge, not all the lights are on at night, making us think we should invest in some infrared goggles. We’re told by a spokesperson for the Hudson River Park Trust, however, that lights parkwide, including for park buildings, will be restored sometime in May. The issue is that Pier 40 (Pier 40, Pier 40, Pier 40... it always seems to be Pier 40) houses the park’s transformer and substation, which were both short-circuited by Sandy’s supersurge. A temporary transformer is now in operation and a new substation is being built on the huge Houston St. pier’s second floor, we’re told. Lights for Pier 40’s sports fields were restored a few weeks ago. ... If it’s any comfort, we’re told the laundry rooms at several Stuyvesant Town buildings along Avenue C are still out of commission, though might be up and spinning again by September. THE HOUSE THAT BOB BUILT: We hear from a New School source that the school’s student dorm atop its new University Center, at 14th St. and Fifth Ave., will be known as the Kerrey Family Residence. No, former school president Bob Kerrey will not actually be living there with his family, though the naming is to honor his fundraising prowess, which made the gigantic, ant hive-reminiscent project possible. It’s probably some consolation to Kerrey, who was recently axed as the New School’s president emeritus, and lost a $500,000plus annual salary in the process. It turns out the school didn’t know that Kerrey was moonlighting at another post, working for an early-education organization in California. The Villager reported something along those lines a week or two prior to Kerry’s canning, after we bumped into the former Nebraska senator at a meet-andgreet for borough president candidate Jessica Lappin at the Village home of Gary Ginsberg and Susanna Aaron. SHULAMITH IN-DEPTH: Everyone is forwarding around the just-published New Yorker article by Susan Faludi on Shulamith Firestone. The famed but troubled radical feminist was found dead, at age 67, on the floor in her E. 10th St. apartment last August, having expired a few days earlier. The Villager was, we are pretty certain, the first to break the news of Firestone’s death, thanks to a tip from her landlord, Bob Perl. (For the record, after our obituary on Firestone, Faludi did e-mail us trying to find out where Firestone’s memorial was, though ended up finding out for herself.) We tried to follow up with the city’s Office of the Chief Medical Examiner on the cause of death, but never got an answer. However, at the opening of MoRUS, the Museum of Reclaimed Urban Space, in the East Village back in December, we were told by a local radical feminist in the know that there had been no autopsy since Firestone was Orthodox, and that Orthodox Judaism prohibits autopsies — which Faludi’s report confirmed. In addition, Faludi tellingly

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Villager racks up 9 awards; Tallmer wins Best Column Continued from page 1 — won first place in the very prestigious Best Column category. Tallmer’s ability to deftly interweave nostalgia and current events wowed the judge in this category. (This year’s contest was judged by members of the North Carolina Press Association.) “I think I need to subscribe to The Villager, just to read Tallmer,” the judge wrote in his or her comments. “Judge’s four-word comment: I love this stuff.” The three columns of Tallmer’s entered included one about how he has always hated Boca Raton — where a too-cool Joe Namath once blew him off for an interview before Super Bowl III, and where Mitt Romney made his infamous statement about the “47 percent”; another Romney-focused piece in which Tallmer regretted how he himself had bullied an obnoxious high school classmate; and a column on the Newtown mass school shooting. Lensman Krasner won first place in the Art Photo category for his atmospheric shot of “The Birdman” among his overflowing stacks of piled CDs in his cramped Rainbow Music store, at First Ave. and St. Mark’s Place. “Visually interesting and really captures the spirit of the individual photographed.

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Bob Krasner’s shot of “The Birdman” in his cramped Rainbow Music store in the East Village took first place for Art Photo.

A unique portrait,” the judge for this category commented. Tequila Minsky won third place for News Story for her coverage of the tragic death of Jessica Dworkin, a.k.a. Jessie Blue, last August. The free-spirited Soho resident, 58, was riding her kick scooter

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through the extremely dangerous intersection of Sixth Ave. and Houston St. when she was run over by an oversized flatbed truck. “Sadly, tragic accidents are routine stories in newspapers,” the judge wrote, “but this particular article painted a very moving picture of the victim and dove in deeper to her life. It covers not only the details of the accident itself but talks to the woman’s friends to provide a very thorough look at her life and personality. Rather than stop there, it also examines the dangers of the particular intersection where the accident occurred.” Lincoln Anderson, The Villager’s editor in chief, won honorable mention for Feature Story, which is the contest’s most competitive category. Anderson’s entry, “Artist is stuck on sidewalk gum, and he’s in heaven,” profiled East Villager James Wechsler making late-night impressions of sidewalk chewing gum wads at Cooper Square, which he would later transform into paintings of stars. “Strong, tight writing!” the judge wrote. The Villager also won third place for Coverage of the Arts — and may have boosted tourism, to boot. “Great job of encapsulating all Halloween shows, and what they are about,” the judge said. “The description of each play brings them to life, and made me feel like early fall, prior to Halloween, would be the ideal time to take in some theater in Downtown New York.” Jefferson Siegel won second place in the Feature Photo category for his shot of Aron Kay, the “Yippie Pie Man,” holding an American flag that someone had set aflame — while Pookie, a local crust punk, lit her cigarette off it — at the Tompkins Square Park 9/11 punk concert. “A simple shot,” the judge wrote, “but points for being there at the right time and capturing a very controversial moment

with clarity.” (“Controversial,” is right: Musician David Peel, who was performing at the time, is still furious about the incident.) Speaking of crusties, Ellen Moynihan won second place for Spot News Photo for her shot of Park Enforcement Police arresting a crusty in Washington Square Park last summer after he refused to leash his dogs. As the man lies handcuffed on the ground, two of his female friends angrily curse out the PEP officers and give them the finger. “This is what spot news is all about,” the judge in this category commented. “Main image here was probably the best moment of the entire dust-up, and the photographer got it.” Siegel also won third place in Spot News Photo for his image of a chaotic arrest scene at the Occupy Wall Street encampment in front of Trinity Church on lower Broadway. “There’s a lot going on here,” remarked the judge, “and the photographer did a nice job of capturing it all.” In Editorial Cartoon, Ira Blutreich snagged second place for his spoof of Mayor Bloomberg’s “nanny state” rules. Blutreich’s toon shows people being punished for violating the mayor’s new regulations against smoking and other proposed rules, with the violators imprisoned in a stock or tied up and hanging from a lamppole, etc., while the mayor gleefully flosses his brain through his ears. “Serious question asked in a lighthearted way,” the judge observed. Other papers in The Villager���s NYC Community Media newsgroup also did well in the NYPA awards. Gay City News had a banner year, with its “A Perfect 10” tenth-anniversary special issue, in particular, earning highest praise. The issue took first place for Historical, Anniversary or Progress Editions. “This section deserves a place in a time capsule,” the judge wrote. Gay City News also won third place in the Past Presidents Award category, which recognizes overall excellence. Senior designer Michael Shirey won second place for Graphic Illustration for his front-page wrap cover for the Gay City News 10th anniversary section. “I can’t define why, but I really like this graphic,” the judge noted of Shirey’s design. “Retro, hip, cool, something that I know I couldn’t create myself. Very nice work.” Scott Stiffler, editor of Chelsea Now, won first place for Obituaries. His entry included an obituary of John Doyel, who, working in his Chelsea basement, designed various Ronco products of late-night TV fame, including the Smokeless Ashtray, the Rhinestone and Stud Setter and the Miracle Broom, among others. Competing in the contest’s toughest division — against the state’s largest-circulation weeklies — NYC Community Media finished ranked fifth among group or chain newspapers in the state.

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Citi Bike set to roll in May; Some say No to Petrosino site By ALAN KRAWITZ First announced back in September 2011, Citi Bike, New York City’s first largescale, bike-sharing system, is set to hit the streets next month. With 5,500 bikes and nearly 300 stations across parts of Manhattan and Brooklyn, it will be North America’s largest bike-share program. The program will provide anyone 16 years and older with access 24 hours a day, 365 days per year, to rental bikes with a variety of rental options from daily and weekly to yearly. Riders basically unlock a bike at one station, ride and then return the bike at any other station in the system. To start, rates will run from $10 daily and $25 weekly to $95 for annual membership. The pricing is geared to keep most trips short, ranging from 30 to 45 minutes, with overtime fees for rides that exceed certain time limits. The idea is to keep many bikes available with little wait time at docks. The program, marketed as a convenient and inexpensive solution for quick trips around the city, is being operated by NYC Bike Share, which has said it will eventually expand the program to more than 10,000 bikes at 600 stations around the city. Further, the city says the program is not being funded by taxpayer money but rather via sponsorship agreements

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The city’s Department of Transportation says it conducted an extensive public input process within the past year, including community planning workshops and hundreds of meetings with business leaders and residents on the siting of neighborhood bike docks. But not everyone is in agreement on

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placement of the docking stations. Georgette Fleischer, founder of Friends of Petrosino Square, is leading the opposition to a proposed 43-dock bike-share station that would take up a “No Parking Anytime” lane on Cleveland Place, just north of Kenmare St. Fleischer, in an e-mail, said that the Petrosino Square location, at the intersection of Spring, Kenmare and Lafayette Sts., is one of four locations that Community Board 2 and local elected officials identified in resolutions and letters to D.O.T. this past year as being the most dangerous. “The community, Fire Department, and local business owners have all pleaded with D.O.T. to re-site the bike-share station,” Fleischer said. “There have been dozens of appearances in protest at C.B. 2’s full board on March 21, e-mailed letters, and calls to C.B. 2 and elected officials, including Margaret Chin’s office, Senator Squadron’s office and Borough President Stringer’s office.” Fleischer also noted several recent traffic fatalities half a mile to the east and west. Those fatalities included Dashane Santana, who was struck by an SUV on Jan. 13, 2012, at the foot of the Williamsburg Bridge, as well as Jessica Dworkin, who was riding a kick scooter when she was killed by a truck on Aug. 27, 2012, on Sixth Ave. at Houston St. “We have suggested that D.O.T.

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instead place the station in the current parking spots on the east side of Lafayette just north of Spring St.,” she said, adding that the street is wider there. She also said that site “would not interfere with local business deliveries, an N.Y.U. bus stop or wheelchair access, and it would be only steps from the original D.O.T. siting in our art installation space in the north triangle of Petrosino Park.” Calls to D.O.T. seeking comment on the Petrosino Square dock were not returned by press time. But Caroline Samponaro, a senior director for Transportation Alternatives, said that recent press reports have mischaracterized the Petrosino Square issue. “Regarding the Petrosino Square question, you can see that it’s not in Petrosino Square. It’s across the street,” Samponaro said. “That’s a great location for a station and it grew from input from residents and businesses.” She added that her experience has been that demand for stations far exceeds any concerns. “Poll data of public opinion and the fact that every community board supports the plan confirms majority support,” Samponaro said. Sean Sweeney, director of the Soho Alliance, admitted that some in the com-

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with both Citi Bank and MasterCard. The administration claims the entire program’s operations will be covered by the sponsorships and, once the system launches, revenue generated by users. The city also says it expects the program to turn a profit, which will be split between the city and NYC Bike Share. NYC Bike Share is a subsidiary of Alta Bicycle Share, which operates successful bike-share programs internationally, as well as in Washington, D.C., Boston, and Chattanooga, Tennessee, among others.

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Hoping that L.E.S. library’s landmarking is in the cards By TERESE LOEB KREUZER Standing at a lectern in the Landmarks Preservation Commission hearing room on April 2, Judith Prigal recalled her father. She was testifying at a hearing on whether the Seward Park branch library at 192 East Broadway on the Lower East Side should be landmarked. Prigal said that she had a photo of her father, an immigrant from Russia, taken in 1918 standing in front of the library, holding a large book. “A 16-year-old with no knowledge of English, he and his siblings found the library to be a haven where they could study away from their overcrowded apartment,” she said. She went on to say that there were undoubtedly “scores of immigrant children who owe their successful education to their association with this library.” She called it “a neighborhood treasure” and said that even as a child, it impressed her. “It seemed more important, more substantial than its mostly nondescript surroundings,” she recalled. The freestanding, four-story building made of red brick trimmed with limestone, is on the eastern edge of Seward Park. One of the 67 libraries in New York City financed by industrialist Andrew Carnegie, it was designed by the firm of Babb, Cook & Welch and opened on Nov. 11, 1909. It once had an open-air reading room on the roof that provided tranquility and greenery, so different from the tenements where most of those who used the library lived. Five of the Carnegie libraries had similar reading rooms. Seward Park’s is the only one that remains in a building in active use as a library. The library is already listed on the National Register of Historic Places. If the Landmarks Preservation Commission approves designation, the building would become an official New York City landmark as well. No one who spoke at the hearing opposed this idea. However, many urged that the commission go beyond landmarking this one building and landmark all of the city’s remaining Carnegie libraries. They were endowed in 1901 when industrialist Andrew Carnegie donated $5.2 million to the city to build branch libraries in the five boroughs. Of Carnegie’s 26 libraries in Manhattan, 22 remain, with 20 of them still functioning as libraries. But New York City’s library branches are under siege. Many of the older ones are housed in handsome buildings that are now on coveted pieces of real estate and in some cases, too small for present uses or in need of repairs. Pressed for funds, the New York Public Library, which covers Manhattan, the Bronx and Staten Island, and the Brooklyn Public Library system have

already sold some branches to developers or are in discussions to do so. In 2011, the Queens Public Library system tore down its Elmhurst branch, a Carnegie building, and is replacing it with a larger structure. The Seward Park branch library is in no imminent danger. But as Joyce Mendelsohn remarked in her testimony, “Only a limited number of Carnegie libraries citywide are protected by landmark designation. I urge the commission to designate the Seward Park branch,” she said, “and to calendar all of the remaining unprotected Carnegie libraries to preserve these vital links with the past for future generations.” “When I first heard that the Seward Park library was being considered for landmark status, I was surprised that the library was not already landmarked,” said Rima Finzi-Strauss in her testimony. “Of course, the library would easily get landmark status, I thought, because, after all, it is a Carnegie library. But it only took a little online research for me to realize that there is, indeed, potentially a lot to worry about. Carnegie libraries have been torn down around the United States. Locally, Brooklyn Public Library will likely demolish several historic Carnegie branches.” Finzi-Strauss said that if the Seward Park library isn’t landmarked now, it, too, could succumb to “the tremendous real estate changes happening in our immediate neighborhood. We cannot assume that anything will stay the same unless it is officially protected in perpetuity.” The Seward Park Branch Library still serves a large number of immigrants. No longer predominantly Jewish, today the throngs who use the library are likely to be a mixture of Jews, Hispanics, AfricanAmericans and Asians. Eric Mandelbaum, his wife, Yuko Murase, and their son, Kai, 9, are among those who use the Seward Park branch. All of them testified. Mandelbaum said that the Lower East Side is still an immigrant community and that New York City is “the most linguistically diverse place on Earth, home to over 800 languages.” He said that his wife, who is Japanese, studies Mandarin alongside their son at the library. “The point is, Seward Park library is the epicenter for immigrants and language learners for Hebrew, Yiddish, Mandarin, Spanish and the like,” said Murase. “Let’s not forget one of my and my son’s needs — English, too.” Kai Mandelbaum said that a lot of his classmates are immigrants. “Libraries are really important to them,” he said. “I know that the [Seward Park] library is not going to get knocked down right now, but I think we should landmark it now so that nobody will try to knock it down later.”

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“ Fearfully beautiful! ” A night inspired by Edgar Allan Poe

Join local artists and members of the New York University community to celebrate the life and work of Edgar Allan Poe with an exciting evening of entertainment.

Fearfully beautiful! A night inspired by Edgar Allan Poe Friday, April 19, 2013, 6:00 - 8:00 pm NYU School of Law, Furman Hall 245 Sullivan Street, Rm 216 Performances and presentations in a variety of creative media, including music, visual arts, lecture, and more, will illuminate the author’s work and legacy. The event is free and open to the public. A reception will follow in the Poe Room. Please RSVP at www.nyu.edu/ogca or by calling 212-998-2400. A photo ID is required for entry. Presented by the NYU Office of Government and Community Affairs and Lois Rakoff, Community Director of the Poe Room. Image courtesy of Alicia B. Lim, produced for a previous Poe Room Event

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Chain reaction sparks anti-7-Eleven protest in park By Jefferson Siegel Manhattan can boast of a dubious achievement: You don’t have far to walk to find a bank, drugstore or chain coffee house. While these businesses occupy almost every corner in town, it’s difficult to find a shoe repair store, tailor or most other basic services within walking distance. In the East Village and Lower East Side, a dearth of supermarkets has left small delis and bodegas to provide food and dry goods to the neighborhood. Now, a group of activists are sounding the alarm for these small businesses with the anticipated arrival of a 7-Eleven convenience store on Avenue A. Last Saturday, dozens gathered by the Hare Krishna Tree in Tompkins Square Park for a serious, and occasionally satirical, protest against the national retailer’s impending arrival. “No chains on the Lower East Side,” said Robert Galinsky while wearing a rusted chain around his neck. Bob Holman of the Bowery Poetry Club chanted, “Corporate clones out of Loisada.” Organizers warned of an impending flood of the Slurpee-slinging chain. Already there are more than 8,000 7-Elevens in the U.S. and some 48,000 worldwide. Another 100 outlets are planned for Manhattan in the next four years. “The whole message is local,” Holman said of the protesters’ message. “The big fight is for

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Bob Holman, left, and Rob Hollander invited neighborhood children to spin the “Community Wheel of Fortune.”

community control. Everyone talks about bars invading neighborhoods but chain stores are more insidious.” Reverend Billy took time off from his daughter’s third birthday to work the bullhorn. “7-Eleven is the devil; 7-Eleven will make us impotent,” he preached to the crowd. “If there was a writer from The New York

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Times here, he might call us NIMBY types,” Billy added, derisively. “I don’t see this as NIMBY,” Holman chimed in. “I see this as where things start.” Organizers say the chain store will hurt bodegas and, by extension, the local economy; and that the corporate stores’ growing presence will limit food choices while offering

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unhealthy food options. They also fear a rising wave of chain stores will whitewash the community’s character. One of the afternoon’s attractions was the “Community Wheel of Fortune.” Children were invited to spin the disk, listing local chains like Chase Bank and CVS/Duane Reade drugstores. When the arrow landed on those names, they were removed from the wheel and turned over to reveal preferred businesses, like a credit union or a community media center. Rob Hollander of Save The Lower East Side said the group is working to pass a “formula retail zoning law.” “We’re trying to get a zoning amendment for the entire city to require that all these corporate formula stores, including banks, go to the local community board for approval,” Hollander explained, adding this would allow a neighborhood to have a say on the number and location of chains. Galinsky warned, “The Pandora’s box of Charlie Parker, Allen Ginsberg and all the East Village spirits,” will be opened if 7-Eleven opens at E. 11th St. on Avenue A. In February, there was a march through the neighborhood to show support for local delis. Hollander said the group will increase its efforts by returning to Tompkins Square Park every weekend, and will soon hold a press conference on their zoning amendment proposal. For more information, visit the Web site no7eleven.com.

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Rajkumar running vs. Chin on pro-community platform Continued from page 1 “It is at this very spot that I decided to run for Council,” Rajkumar (pronounced rahjKOO-mar), said April 7. Last July, she and other opponents of New York University’s expansion project were not allowed to stay in the Council Chambers for the vote in which Chin and all but one of her colleagues approved the plan. “We were kicked out of City Hall that day,” Rajkumar said. “We were not listened to and the Council nearly unanimously voted in favor of the gargantuan expansion into the Village.” Chin did win concessions from N.Y.U., reducing the size of two of the proposed buildings by more than half, but many in the Village said the project was still out of scale for the neighborhood. Rajkumar, who did not mention Chin’s name Sunday, also criticized the councilmember’s vote three weeks ago to approve the redevelopment of the Pier 17 mall in the South Street Seaport. “We wanted to preserve the historic Seaport district, ensure its future in the face of large development and preserve a worldclass food market,” Rajkumar said. Chin and City Council Speaker Christine Quinn got the Seaport developer, Howard Hughes Corp., and the city to agree to two locally sourced permanent food markets of

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Jenifer Rajkumar formally kicked off her City Council campaign on the City Hall steps on Sunday.

more than 10,000 square feet nearby, but Rajkumar said the markets would be too small. It was only after the Council approved the plan that the city released the unredacted portion of its agreement outlining the Hughes firm’s intention also to build a large hotel and apartment building in the neighborhood.

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A few weeks prior to the Council vote, Rajkumar did not offer specifics on what her Pier 17 strategy would be if she were representing the district. But on Tuesday she said that the land-use application was a missed opportunity to get more concessions on the rest of the developer’s plans. She said she learned “tough negotiating

skills” as a civil rights attorney representing individuals against large corporations. In response, Chin’s campaign spokesperson, Austin Finan, issued a statement saying the city’s uniform land use review procedure, known as ULURP, is “transparent and inclusive,” with numerous reviews and many public hearings. “Ms. Rajkumar clearly does not understand this simple concept or she is purposely trying to mislead voters for political gain,” Finan added. “Both scenarios are troubling and indicate that she either lacks the experience or the integrity to hold public office. Councilmember Chin has always valued and listened to the concerns of her constituents. No one is ever shut out or turned away from her office, and that is a policy she will continue to uphold when she is re-elected.” Rajkumar is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania and Stanford Law School. If elected, Rajkumar said she would employ “bottom-up leadership” in which community members would be included in negotiations. She would also let constituents vote on how to spend discretionary money set aside for the district. “I am the girl always on your corner, the district leader asking, ‘What can I do for you in the neighborhood?’ ” she said at City Hall. The First Council District, one of the most diverse economically, includes Wall St., Chinatown, the Seaport, Battery Park City, Tribeca and Soho, as well as parts of the Village and the Lower East Side.

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editorial

Community news

The news industry is in flux, and has been for the last six or seven years. That’s no secret — certainly not anymore. Some things, however, remain constant, foremost among them, the demand for solidly reported local news. That’s why, even though daily newspapers are taking serious hits in circulation, community weeklies are continuing to thrive. This past weekend, The Villager hauled in an impressive nine awards in the 2012 Better Newspaper Contest. Speaking to a well-rounded paper, we were recognized for excellence in a wide range of categories, from news coverage and feature story writing to arts coverage and photography, plus, of course, editorial cartoons by Ira Blutreich. It was gratifying to see Jerry Tallmer win first place for Best Column. A founding editor of the Village Voice and later an all-purpose newspaperman for the New York Post, Tallmer, 92, has interviewed just about everyone and anyone of note in the last six or seven decades. His insightful columns artfully interweave history and current events and are always beautifully written. The award could not have been more well-deserved. At the convention, as has been the case for the last several years, discussions among publishers, editors and reporters largely centered on the print vs. digital issue. Yes, solely online news outlets are now an established part of the mix of how readers get their local news in New York City and elsewhere, and some of them do a good job. And yet, the largest of these outfits in New York has failed to turn a penny of profit three years after its startup. Beyond that, there are some fundamental differences between online news outlets, blogs, etc. and print newspapers. Whereas online reports tend to be shorter, “quick hit”type pieces, weekly papers like The Villager and our sister papers at NYC Community Media tend to have longer, more informative articles that place stories firmly in context. We provide deeper coverage. We’ll look at more of the angles and nuances of an issue, flesh it out. We’ve been around and know our beat. As a matter of fact, we’re proud to report that this month marks The Villager’s 80th anniversary! We’re planning a special anniversary supplement that will appear later in the year. Another of our strengths is that we have unique stories. Each week The Villager strives to bring you local news that you won’t find anywhere else. That’s one way to separate ourselves from the pack in an era of media homogeneity. And print definitely continues to pack a punch. Our recent editorial “Landmark, then rezone,” advocating for the city to designate the South Village before residentially rezoning Hudson Square, was a big boost to the cause, according to Andrew Berman, director of the Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation. G.V.S.H.P. and a coalition of community groups also helped pressure the City Council and the administration by taking out two full-page print ads in The Villager. It definitely pays to advertise. There’s no doubt, though, that there’s a two-track split in how news is being consumed. Younger readers are more apt to read news on their smartphones or tablets, while many older readers still prefer print. One can ask what this all means, in that online reports do tend to be shorter, less meaty. Is our collective attention span shrinking? Some predict a coming clampdown of pay walls that will change how we think of free content on the Web. The Villager does of course have an active online presence, including Facebook and Twitter. The Villager’s online content is free and we’re not looking to ask readers to pay anytime soon. Basically, like the title of the Joe Strummer documentary “The Future Is Unwritten,” no one knows exactly what the news industry will look like in five years. All we know is that The Villager is still going strong — covering the best beat and the best neighborhoods around — and that we’ll continue to work hard “writing the future,” reporting on whatever the future holds.

letters to the editor The charter school shuffle

Home bums at the movies

To The Editor: Re “Charges over charters fly as Eva enters Wash. Irving” (news article, April 4): My comment is directed at this quote from the article, in which the spokesperson for Eva Moskowitz stated: “The schools that are in the district are very segregated. The schools in the district that are predominantly white and Asian are high-performing, and the schools that are predominantly black and Latino are low-performing. The achievement gap in the district is huge.” Under federal law — the No Child Left Behind Act — New York City is supposed to address the needs of all students. The city is not supposed to close down the schools that attempt to address the needs of low-performing students and replace them with schools that are educating subgroups that are already performing on grade level. New York City should be required to bring in the resources to empower the teachers to meet the academic needs of black and Latino students.

To The Editor: Re “A crusty proposal: Crack down on ‘voluntary homeless’ ” (talking point, by Chad Marlow, March 28): My name is Tony, and I am one of the people Steve photographed for the blog a few years ago. I have a few comments I’d like to make and one reply to the talking point that I’d like to address. First, the reply: I was at every movie night in Tompkins Square Park last summer and, with the exception of one night, everyone (crusties included) was well-behaved. The disturbances were caused by “home bums.” Home bums are homeless people that are not travelers. They reside in New York City all year long. Some of the younger ones have taken to dressing like travelers because it’s a style choice. I understand the confusion this could engender, but I wanted to clarify that travelers were not at fault at the movie nights. I have traveled for about half my life but was born and raised in New York City. I am homeless. I sleep in the street. The clothing I wear could identify me as a crusty, I guess, but it happens to be the most durable yet comfortable clothing that I can afford that also helps me survive the climate. I did not choose to be homeless, but am making the best of a bad situation. To attempt to formulate laws that target a specific group of people — what’s next? Will you refuse us treatment in hospitals if we aren’t from New York? Will we be banned from libraries, parks and other public spaces where (socially accepted) people congregate? This happened to us at Tompkins Square a few years ago. A certain group of police officers made an arrangement where home bums would be allowed to drink in the park if they kept the crusties out. This resulted in a number of assaults on crusties in the park. I was arrested for brushing my teeth in the men’s room and told if I returned to the park, I wouldn’t have to worry about teeth anymore. I do realize that some people do things that aren’t O.K., but where is that different from the N.Y.U. kids that urinate in phone booths or against the walls every weekend? Where is that different from the weekend warriors that come into the neighborhood, start fights, break windows, then run back to the suburbs or outer boroughs in time to make it to work? I want to applaud people like Andrea, Lisa and Raina at The Space, as well as Heidi and Alli at Collide, for the work they do to help us survive. Without those groups, I’m sure some of us would have died this winter. They not only help us survive outside, they actively work toward providing solutions and getting us off the streets. Maybe people should think about helping these groups out and not just singling us out for “legal termination.” We are more than just faceless people behind signs.

Claire Scesney

History, shmistory; We need support To The Editor: Re “Quinn on the spot” (editorial, March 28): That, as you point out, Christine Quinn is a potentially history-making figure has nothing to do with whether or not she should be mayor. The last thing we need in our beloved Village is the making of history. We need the making of fair and decent decisions on issues intimately affecting all Villagers, such as the loss of St. Vincent’s Hospital or the continued avaricious expansion of New York University at the expense of longstanding Village neighborhoods. Moreover, Quinn’s outrageous support for Bloomberg’s third-term bid as mayor in contravention of the two-term limit is exactly the kind of history-making we Villagers don’t need. Vahe A. Tiryakian

Statue of Security Screening To The Editor: Am I the only one who sees the irony of being searched before visiting the Statue of Liberty? Jerry The Peddler

Tony Parilla

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The day the Earth stood still: A regrettable reprise ta l k inG p oint By JERRy TALLMER On October 27, 1962, a beautiful fall day here in the heart of Greenwich Village, I was a dead man walking. And so were you and you and you and you and you and... …and you, dear 29-year-old North Korean Supreme Leader Kim Jong-un, except that in 1962 you weren’t quite born yet. Well, now that you’re here, I thought you might just want to know. Khrushchev had started building ICBM launching bases in Cuba, and Kennedy had thrown a naval blockade around that whole island nation. The extinction of mankind, or at least of Russian and American mankind, was touch and go. U.S.A. vs. U.S.S.R. Two kids on a playground, outtoughing one another. Knock this chip off my shoulder. Oh yeah? Knock this chip off my shoulder. I needed a coffee break, or a work break, or a think break. But how do you stop thinking?

sand as in “Planet of the Apes,” with Charlton Heston cursing lost and damned mankind. And womankind. I once interviewed Charlton Heston. A luncheon interview. Every other phrase out of his mouth was “bankable actor,” meaning himself. So much for “Planet of the Apes” and death of a planet. Wasn’t the late Mr. Bankable also one of those big N.R.A. gun guys? I remember when N.R.A. stood for the New Deal’s National Recovery Act. Greenwich Village, as good a place to die as any, and better than most. Stop sounding like Ernest Hemingway, who would certainly never have wanted to die in Greenwich Village. He’d have opted for Havana, maybe. Ketchum,

Idaho, in actuality. Resumed walking toward the Limelight. Ignored the traffic light. What’s a traffic light up against an ICBM? Had my coffee in Limelight. Thought about Maya Deren, who was now dead just over one year. Maya was born in Russia, come to think of it. Well, all her distant relatives back there will be wiped out too… . Breathe in, breathe out…. . Guess what? Khrushchev backed down. Kennedy backed down. The world is saved. Never so fair a day as this until another cloudless morning on a September 11, 2001, not quite 40 years hence, but who could have seen that coming? Your dead man, by the way, is still walking.

I once interviewed Charlton Heston. ... I remember when N.R.A. stood for the New Deal’s National Recovery Act. Went downstairs and out the door of the Village Voice. Headed toward the Limelight, Helen Gee’s high-class coffee house and photo gallery at 91 Seventh Avenue South. Stopped for a moment on the sidewalk crossing Sheridan Square. Breathed in, breathed out. An absolutely beautiful October day, clear, cool, sunny, high clouds, a small, invigorating wind. Football weather. Breathe in, breathe out. William Saroyan said it, a long time ago. The kind of day that makes it great to be alive. You are going to be dead, my brain told me. Any minute now — this minute, next minute, the one after that — any second now, you are going to be dead. And so are your two 2-year-old [in 1962] children going to be dead, and so will their mother be dead, and so will everybody else you’ve ever known, along with your own mother, and everybody in that newspaper office you’ve just stepped out of, and everybody in Greenwich Village and New York City and Moscow and Leningrad and Havana — and Pyongyang, don’t forget Pyongyang — and the whole wide world. Death of a world, death of a planet. With the Statue of Liberty’s arm and torch sticking up through the burying

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In a “radical move,” at the end of end of last year, Liz Mestres, left, stepped down as executive director of the Brecht Forum after 18 years. Mestres, along with the late Arthur Felberbaum, Mary Boger, right, Susan Boger, Carol Goldman, Bill Henning, Lisa Maya Knauer, Eli Messinger, Luis Prado and Juliet Ucelli, founded the Brecht Forum/New York Marxist School back in 1975. Today, Brecht Forum is located in the Westbeth complex. While Mestres, seen above at the group’s holiday party, is transitioning out of her staff role, she’ll remain closely involved with the school.

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police blotter Gang-assault sentences Three men and a woman who were convicted of brutally assaulting a man on the Lower East Side in 2010 have all been given stiff prison terms, ranging from five to 15 years, Manhattan District Attorney Cy Vance announced April 5. Martrell Terrell, 23; Andrew McCray, 24; Christopher Montanez, 29; and Shadia Brackman, 24, were all found guilty on Jan. 23 on assault charges of varying degrees, including one count of felony gang assault and one count of standard felony assault for each defendant. During the early morning hours of May 8, 2010, the group of four — all of whom were later found to be intoxicated — surrounded and began beating a man on the corner of Essex and Rivington Sts., according to court documents. The attackers kicked, punched and hit the defenseless man — including with a wooden board, at one point — continuing the onslaught so long and intensely that, among other injuries, he suffered permanent hearing loss in one ear, the D.A. said. A video of the assault was widely viewed on YouTube. Terrell, of Stroudsburg, Penn., and McCray, of Yonkers, both received 15 years in prison. Montanez, also of Yonkers, received eight years. Brackman, of the Bronx, received five years. All four will also face five years of postrelease supervision.

Drunk driving in a hot cab Trying to flee arrest, an intoxicated woman on April 6 carjacked a cab that was parked right outside the Sixth Police Precinct. Police said that the taxi’s driver had come to the precinct around 1:30 a.m. to complain about the antics of Kate O’Brien, 36, who he claimed had been harassing him after he picked her up as a fare. He left her sitting in the cab when he went inside, and O’Brien promptly sped off and drove onto the West Side Highway. She was pulled over minutes later, while speeding northbound on the highway. Officers said, when they pulled O’Brien out of the taxi,

her breath smelled of alcohol, she had bloodshot eyes, and she was very unsteady on her feet. O’Brien was charged with grand theft auto and driving while intoxicated.

Dead woman on tracks A young woman was found dead on the subway tracks of the Canal St. 1 train station on the afternoon of April 7, after she had apparently been lying there nearly 12 hours, police said. Emily Singleton, 22, of Park Slope, drunkenly left McKenna’s Pub, on W. 14th St., around 1:30 a.m. after a night of partying, according to video viewed by police. Other security videos showed her entering the subway station at W. 14th St. and Seventh Ave. shortly after that, where she caught the train down to Canal St. Police said they believe Singleton fell onto the tracks after exiting onto the platform at the Canal St. station, and subsequently suffered a fatal head injury when she struck the rails. The young woman, who was wearing high heels, was eventually found under piles of soot between the tracks, with no ID or cell phone, police said.

Indicted in cleaver attack A Brooklyn man has been indicted for attacking his 23-year-old wife with a meat cleaver on a Chinatown sidewalk, Manhattan D.A. Vance announced April 3. Ming Guang Huang, 28, is charged with second-degree attempted murder, first-degree assault and second-degree kidnaping, for an attack that left his wife with deep gashes that required intensive surgery to treat, the D.A. said. Around 10:30 a.m. Feb. 24, Huang was arguing with his wife in front of 74 Canal St. when the dispute escalated, and he allegedly began hacking at her repeatedly with the meat cleaver, according to court documents. Two city firefighters, who were standing nearby, intervened and stopped the attack, but not

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before the blade had penetrated the woman’s skull and pierced her brain, the D.A. said. “Domestic violence doesn’t just take place inside the home — it sometimes spills out onto city streets,” said Vance. “I thank the members of the F.D.N.Y. responsible for stopping the

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Super-anxiety about closing of Sixth Ave. supermarket By ELISSA STEIN The windows sport “Store Closing” signs. Almost every aisle has empty shelves. A countdown of how many days are left greets patrons as they enter the front door. Anxious conversations are occurring in supermarket aisles, at the cash registers, on sidewalk corners, in building lobbies, and at school pickups, colored with shock, disappointment, anger and frustration. “Where will I go for basics?” is the most frequently heard concern. In the past few years, local supermarkets have been closing and haven’t been replaced with anything comparable. The former Gristedes space on 14th St. is now a discount mart. What was once D’Agostino on University Place is the upscale Agata & Valentina. And the former Sixth Ave. storefront of Jefferson Market, another longtime neighborhood staple, remains empty. With each closing, shoppers have faced an increasing challenge on where to find basics without having to leave the neighborhood. While some mention Trader Joe’s and Whole Foods as alternatives, they’re not. Not that there isn’t a place for an olive bar and fair-trade cocoa. But people also want the option of buying half-sour pickles and Swiss Miss — not to mention Jell-O, Brillo and Ore-Ida fries, Reynolds Wrap and garbage bags — without having to board a bus. It’s particularly an issue for the elderly. One local resident knew of people in her

building who visited the Food Emporium three times a day, since they couldn’t carry all their purchases in one trip. For such senior Villagers, traveling to more expensive stores is prohibitive, due to both the distance and cost. And what about when the Rudin residential redevelopment project at the former St. Vincent’s brings in hundreds of new apartments? Some have already noted an increase in their buildings’ FreshDirect deliveries. While that might be convenient for some, added deliveries will further back up already congested streets and sidewalks. The thought of yet another drugstore in an area congested with drugstores has residents writing to local politicians, planning boycotts of Food Emporium’s new tenant and signing petitions protesting the change. Between the Rite Aid, Ricky’s, Ansonia and Bigelow’s on Sixth Ave., and the two Duane Reades on Seventh Ave., one wonders if companies think Villagers have an insatiable appetite for drugstores. This supermarket closing is about a cash-poor parent company and a valuable location, but the bigger reality is the Village is changing. Real estate prices continue to rise and many local businesses can no longer survive. No matter how frequently we patronize our favorite shops, in the end, changing neighborhood demographics will continue to shape how we shop and live in the future.

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BRINGING COMMUNITY BUSINESS DOWNTOWN Tuesday, May 07, 2013, 6 - 8 pm Photo by Jefferson Siegel

The first car to catch fire sat between two other cars, which also caught aflame.

9th St. demo was fiery, literally: Three cars torched at CHARAS By JEffERSON SIEGEL Three cars were gutted by fire early Saturday morning on Ninth Street near Avenue B. The blaze, which apparently started on the tire of one car and quickly spread to the two surrounding cars, was extinguished within minutes of firefighters’ arrival on the scene. A Fire Department spokesperson said a call reporting the fire was received at 1:25 a.m. The smoke eaters had control of the situation at 2:10 a.m. The spokesperson said the fire’s cause is under investigation. On Friday evening, activist John Penley led a campout protest in front of 605 E. Ninth St., the old P.S. 64, formerly home to the CHARAS/El Bohio cultural and community center. According to a witness and a blog comment, a group of young people were throwing firecrackers several hours before the fire and left, then returned to detonate another firecracker near one of the cars just before the blaze started. Ninth Street resident Jon Conklin reported seeing a group of eight to 10 people eating pizza in front of the old P.S. 64 early Friday evening as he walked to Webster Hall. He saw the aftermath on his way home at 2 a.m. Maureen Cantar lives across the street from the location. She said when she went to bed just after 11 p.m., she heard the crowd talking and playing music. The fire woke her several hours later. “I heard a car alarm at 1:30, then I saw a big burst of light. The fire trucks came almost immediately,” she recounted. A week earlier, Penley had been planning a protest in front of the lower Broadway office of real estate developer Benjamin Shaoul. Penley was angry that Shaoul — who the activist brands as one of the East Village’s worst gentrifiers — has been

doing a gut renovation of 163 Ludlow St., where former Andy Warhol star Taylor Mead, 88, is still living in place. Penley is concerned that Mead, a 34-year resident of the address, will be forced out as the building is renovated around him. In March, Penley held a two-week long campout in front of N.Y.U.’s Bobst Library to protest homelessness and gentrification in the neighborhood. However, after an item appeared in last Thursday’s Villager revealing a possible deal with new landlord Jared Kushner to buy out Mead, Penley decided to move the campout to another target of gentrification, the old P.S. 64. Neighborhood animosity has boiled for years over owner Gregg Singer’s attempts to develop the location for various uses, including as a 27-story university dormitory. At one point, angered by the opposition, Singer threatened to turn the building into a drug rehab center. The old school was eventually landmarked and now Singer and his partners are trying to retrofit it as a student dorm once again, according to plans filed with the city’s Landmarks Preservation Commission. Penley and about a dozen others arrived at CHARAS around 9 p.m. Friday evening. “It was very lively, music, the typical sound of people engaging in New York City at night,” recalled neighbor Kirsten Gresko. Gresko fell asleep around 1 a.m. She said that, shortly thereafter, “I heard what sounded like a car backfiring multiple times, three of them. Then I heard fire trucks. I was terrified.” Angel Velez, who also lives across the street, tried to go to sleep about 10:45 p.m. but, hearing an accordion playing, was kept awake and called the police about

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Continued from page 1 beautiful fields came about,” Bergman said. “But sadly these fields won’t be here forever unless changes are made and something gets done to bring in more money.” The Hudson River Park Trust, which operates the park, says it needs more funds and is starting to operate at a deficit. A notice the Champions recently sent local youth league parents said that $25 million is needed now “to complete essential repairs this year to keep the pier open,” and that another $25 million is needed “to add more fields next year to respond to the overcrowding crisis caused by the Lower Manhattan population boom.” Noted Bergman, “There are a variety of limitations with what can be built, as well as what the community wants — so hopefully we don’t end up with a low-end compromise in the end. We live in an environment that is entirely built up and commercialized, so if we can’t find a great solution for Pier 40, then we as a community have failed.” The Trust has rebuilt several other Hudson River Park piers for recreational use, but Pier 40 is different because of its massive size. The Trust wants a private developer to come in and redevelop it, add some commercial uses and repair a roof that is partially crumbling and fix up the pier’s corroding metal support piles. Local politicians, including Assemblymember Deborah Glick, state Senators Brad Hoylman and Daniel Squadron and City Council Speaker Christine Quinn, have publicly opposed housing at Pier 40. But, by the same token, all the local politicians, including Glick, are committed to the key pier’s restoration and preservation. Glick said that because there are very few places for youths to play team sports on the Lower West Side, she’s going to work to keep the fields at Pier 40 and to build more fields throughout the 5-mile-long Hudson River Park. “There are many ways that Pier 40 can bring in money, some of which include art or cultural institutions, restaurants and even office space,” Glick said in a phone

interview earlier this week. “Those are some of the things that could enhance the park and could generate the $10 million for the field to be maintained. In the end, we are dealing with a park, and the notion that parks can always be self-supporting is a wrong notion.” Glick didn’t attend last Saturday’s Pier 40 march. Borough President Scott Stringer, who was at the event, said that while he’s also against housing at Pier 40, he’s not going to rest until Pier 40 is stabilized for the community. “This is a place for the community where you can walk in and realize how truly amazing it is,” Stringer said. “Today is about enjoying baseball and the season to come, but also about knowing that work is being done to make sure this tradition continues for years to come. It’s critical for our children to have this area for sports, so I’m going to work to make sure it’s preserved forever.” George Vamvoukakis has two sons who play in G.V.L.L., and said with the housing option out, organizers are going to have to be creative to raise the necessary money. “I never really thought about what could be done to bring in money, but I do think about how much my boys love playing here,” Vamvoukakis said on Saturday morning. “They just have so much fun here, and whenever they’re heading over, they just smile the whole way. Having a place where children can enjoy baseball and play competitively is great, and I know it’s not just my kids who feel that way.” James Dinh, 15, a sophomore at Léman Manhattan Preparatory School, said it would be terrible to lose Pier 40 because countless kids depend on it. “When I was younger my middle school would come here, and then after school it was a place that we all came to hang out,” Dinh said. “It’s such a popular spot because there really aren’t many places to hold a baseball league in Manhattan. This is where I’ve always had fun, this is where I’ve met my friends and this is where I want to be. I really do have so many memories here, and I’ll do anything to keep it from going away.”

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parents march for more funding and fields at Pier 40

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Bearing team banners and giant baseballs and waving pennants, Little Leaguers marched from the Christopher St. Pier to Pier 40 on Saturday morning for Greenwich Village Little League’s opening day. Above left, Sophia Spero sang the national anthem as the young baseball players patriotically doffed their caps and put their hands over their hearts. Below right, Tobi Bergman, the leader of the Pier 40 Champions coalition of local youth leagues, praised the pier’s “beautiful fields,” but said they won’t be there forever “unless changes are made and something is done to bring in more money.”

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Some of the many booksellers at last weekend’s Anarchist Book Fair.

Anarchy in the Clemente at book fair and film fest The Seventh Annual Anarchist Book Fair was held this past weekend at the Clemente Soto Velez Cultural Center on the Lower East Side. Dozens of tables with books, posters and T-shirts filled the Suffolk St. center’s main floor. There were several workshops focusing on such diverse topics as “Pirate Party — Why the Hell Would Anarchists

Run for Office?” “Occupy and Anarchy,” “The Climate Will Not Be Dumpsterd,” and “Flatbush Rebellion and the Murder of Kimani Gray.” Saturday evening featured the Anarchist Film Festival, organized by Priya Warcry. The five-hour showcase of films was intended to foster a dialogue about resistance. A highlight of the book fair was the

Greg Kelly of the North American Animal Liberation press office came “armed” and ready.

Anarchist Interview Project, an effort to record, gather and share the stories of people’s experiences with anarchism. “We are interested in getting a snapshot of the beating heart of anarchism through its many voices,” explained co-organizer Damian Treffs. The collective behind the project, Practical Anarchy, invited people into a

curtained-off area to be interviewed and have their thoughts recorded for an anticipated ’zine and, eventually, a Web site of the recordings. For more information on the project, visit  http://practicalanarchynyc.wordpress. com .

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People wrote their experiences with anarchism on paper taped up on the walls, part of the Anarchist Interview Project.

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letters to the editor Continued from page 10

We need more NID info Re “Trust must improve its communication and transparency” (column, Deborah Glick, April 4): There is no doubt that the Hudson River Park is an amenity, and a great one. It is beautiful, safe and clean. That costs money. The neighborhood needs to hear more about the neighborhood improvement district (NID) proposal, the precedents for maintaining our other city parks in this manner, the map delineating the “neighborhood,” and the estimated percentage of population outside these boundaries using the park. It would be a difficult proposal to swallow for the neighborhood without further discussion. Jan Hashey

NID is flawed, abuses law To The Editor: Re “The Hudson River Park must generate more revenue” (talking point, by Diana Taylor et al., March 28): The neighborhood improvement district (NID), so blandly referred to here, is a flawed concept and an abuse of the business improvement district law. Contrary to statements made in public meetings, the Hudson River Park maintenance money from the NID will not be passed through to the Hudson River Park Trust as a block grant and can be held back in a reserve fund if the NID board does not approve of the Trust requests for any or all of the money in any given year. In addition, if the NID builds pedestrian bridges over Route 9A in the park’s northern section (including perhaps to the passenger ship piers), as detailed in the draft NID

3 cars torched outside CHARAS Continued from page 13 the noise. He recalled seeing “about 100 demonstrators.” Velez looked out the window after 1 a.m. and saw a small red car in flames. Velez lives in the same building as retired priest Pat Moloney of Trinity Lutheran Parish. The small red car belonged to Moloney. On Sunday Penley told The Villager what happened after they arrived outside the old school building. “There were about 25 people but more came and went. That dwindled to about 15,” he said. Penley said that sometime after midnight he left to use the bathroom. While he was away, two police officers arrived and told the remaining group to leave or they would be arrested. Penley said that as he returned, he

met up with the group a short distance away from the CHARAS site and everyone went their own way, with Penley heading to a friend’s house to spend the night. “Somebody woke me up the next morning and told me what happened,” he said. “I’m not happy about what happened,” he added. “I have to wonder why Gregg Singer’s security guards didn’t notice the fire or use fire extinguishers to put the fire out.” Penley also vowed no more East Village protests for the time being. “I don’t think there’s any possibility at stopping hypergentrification,” he said. “I think it’s a lost cause. The majority of the people I’ve encountered in the East Village just don’t care. Community Board 3 seems much more worried about five crusties sitting on the sidewalk than they do about the complete destruction of the neighborhood.”

district plan, the debt service for these projects takes precedence over all other budget items, even the money earmarked for park maintenance. The NID plan also envisions “beautifying” the historically accurate industrial flavor of the western parts of Tribeca, Soho, the West Village and beyond, and could weaken local control of our neighborhoods. Before you decide you support the NID because they tell you it’s an easy, low-impact way to help Hudson River Park, read the plan (http://www.hrpnid.com/district-plan/) and visit Neighbors Against the NID (http:// nohrpnid.blogspot.com/) to learn more. Nicole Vianna Vianna is a member, Neighbors Against the NID

Liquor licenses aren’t free To The Editor: Re “Things change: If not Soho House, what will we get?” (Clayton, April 4): I appreciate Clayton’s laying out his thinking. There is no real security in the current economic system for anyone. And we are all tainted by it. It’s not any one person’s fault exactly. It’s systemic and it needs to change — not just for the 99%’s sake. It really isn’t such a good life to sit by

while the rest of the world struggles just to survive — that’s not exactly “living large.” You can choose to go numb or choose an awake life and make it different. It’s important that we not believe the message that we are defeated — we aren’t. I too believe in finding common ground. The next liquor license request needs to be accompanied by a big offer — one that doesn’t insult the community. Fully fund the rebuilding of the “White House” in the Baruch Houses complex, so youth have a place to go instead of hurting one another. Make us an offer we can’t refuse. Show us you mean it — not these two-bit offers of “cultural community benefits.” The Lower East Side is chock-full of beautiful cultural institutions. We don’t buy the offer of the counterfeit version. And we do know the difference. K Webster E-mail letters, not longer than 250 words in length, to lincoln@thevillager. com or fax to 212-229-2790 or mail to The Villager, Letters to the Editor, 515 Canal St., Suite 1C, NY, NY 10013. Please include phone number for confirmation purposes. The Villager reserves the right to edit letters for space, grammar, clarity and libel. The Villager does not publish anonymous letters.

Bike-dock panic in Petrosino Sq. Continued from page 5 munity refer to him as a “NIMBY” (not in my backyard). But, he said, he is not opposed to the idea of the bike-share but has issues with some of the proposed locations and, in particular, with Petrosino Square. Sweeney called Cleveland Place the “bottleneck for northbound traffic coming off the Brooklyn Bridge and also for northbound traffic off the Williamsburg Bridge.” He added that even D.O.T. has acknowledged how busy the area is since there are “No Parking Anytime” signs there. “If you can’t park a car there due to the restrictions, how are you going to put a bike dock there?” Sweeney asked. “D.O.T. is thumbing their nose at the community.” Sweeney explained that moving the dock up a few feet would be much better. He said the agency only listens to the “spandex Nazis,” and is being led around by bicycle activists. However, Ian Dutton, a former C.B. 2 member and Soho resident who

now lives in Brooklyn, supports the Petrosino dock site. “Some concerns were that the bike dock, which has a narrower footprint than a parked delivery truck, would be a traffic obstruction, slowing vehicles and making fire access challenging,” Dutton noted. But he asserted of the plan’s opponents, “There is little logic in their arguments. The reality is that no one will notice a difference compared to the current situation with cars and trucks parked right where the bike rack will soon bloom.” David Gruber, C.B. 2 chairperson, admitted there are issues with some of the locations. “We want D.O.T. to recognize problems with certain streets and pedestrian safety,” he said. “We want D.O.T. to recognize those concerns and make minor adjustments as to placements of some of the docks.” Gruber called placement of a dock on Cleveland Place “troublesome to many people.” But, he said, “It should be a simple matter to relocate that dock nearby but also in a more appropriate location.”

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East Village essence, distilled through truth and fiction Annual fest chronicles neighborhood life, lore THE EAST VILLAGE THEATER FESTIVAL 14 NEW WORKS INSPIRED BY LIFE IN THE EAST VILLAGE

April 15-May 5 Mon.-Sun. at 7pm Sat./Sun. at 1pm & 4pm At Metropolitan Playhouse 220 E. Fourth St. (btw. Aves. A & B) Tickets: $20 ($15 for students/seniors, $10 for under 18) $50 for all four programs Call 800-838-3006 or visit metropolitanplayhouse.org

BY SCOTT STIFFLER Documenting the evolution of its surrounding neighborhood through fiction based on historical facts as well as word-for-word fidelity to those living in the here and now, Metropolitan Playhouse’s East Village Theater Festival mines those perspectives as a way to shed light on art, activism, immigration and gentrification. This year’s festival, the fourth in an annual celebration of area life and lore, covers everything from 1898 suffragettes rattling the gates of the Stuyvesant Chess Club to Lower East Side tenement life to a morning-after tango of socio-sexual politics (negotiated by a Wall Street broker and his casual fling, as Occupy protesters fill the streets below). That’s just for starters, in terms of what’s on the plate of “East Village Chronicles” — eight new plays equally divided between the themes of “Pioneers” and “Game Changers.” Six new solo performances are also on this year’s bill, the latest installment of Metropolitan’s “Alphabet City” project. A time capsule in the form of oral histories, “Alphabet City” is a collection of solo performances written by their performers and culled, verbatim, from first-person interviews

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From “Alive and Well,” by Mercedes Segesvary: Natalie Newman and Hakim Rashad McMillan.

with local residents. The series (which, like “Chronicles,” will reach the decade mark next year) has already featured the life stories of over 50 artists, advocates, entrepreneurs, street figures, drug dealers and care-givers. Hilly Christal of CBGBs and “Mosaic Man” Jim Power are among its better-known participants — but like the work of the late Chicagobased Studs Terkel, a greater portion of the “Alphabet City” recipe comes from those who’ve spent decades living and working in the East Village without having their contributions publicly acknowledged. Terkel (whose “Working” is of particular relevance to the “Alphabet City” aesthetic) is

always worth a read for his sweeping, in-theirown-words canvas of race, class and political concerns — but Metropolitan Playhouse does him one better, by bringing the transcribed recollections of its participants to life. This being theater, though, the real lives portrayed on the stage may not necessarily bear a precise resemblance to their originators. “Every time there is a distance between the portrayer and the portrayed,” says Metropolitan Playhouse Artistic Director Alex Roe, “it really opens space for we in the audience to see the essence of the person, and not be so distracted by what we assume from their appearance. The farther apart

they are in age, race and gender,” he says of the purposefully great divide between real life subject and theatrical counterpart, “the more you get a sense of the spirit of the individual. Emily Grosland is the actress playing Michael Schupbach, who’s a puppeteer. They both effervescent people, and that’s what you see. But since you’re watching a young woman play a man, what you get is that spiritual, bright enthusiasm for life, because that’s what’s common to them. At the same time, you’re reminded you’re not just looking at a Doppelgänger, because this is a common

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East Village life and lore, on the Metropolitan stage Continued from page 19 thing we all share.” Roe says the festival puts equal emphasis on first-person accounts of East Village life because its snapshot nature “is not a playwright’s clever take on history. It’s revelatory and surprising, in the same way that you run across a beautiful moment in the street — the way the sunlight hits a building, or an interchange you overhear between two people.” That said, Roe notes that the plays comprising their “East Village Chronicles” represent the “joy in seeing a structured story told,” particularly when it’s the work of a playwright far removed from where the action takes place. San Francisco-based Mercedes Segesvary, for example, contributed “Alive

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Cate Weinberg as Richie Baxt, in a 2012 “Alphabet City” monologue.

and Well,” about a Downtown biracial couple whose apartment is robbed. “Fiction,” says Roe, “allows us to interact with our world in important way, by stepping back from the surfaces of the truth. Storytelling is a great way of not just reporting the world, but helping to interpret it. To me, I’m always interested in the benefit we get from distance, the perspective. What we try to do with this festival is not just celebrate and enjoy the neighborhood, but also introduce people to its past and current concerns. Among those are cultural or class conflicts. One of the plays [Segesvary’s “Alive and Well”] takes place after a power outage.” Although Sandy isn’t mentioned by name, Roe speculates at little risk that last October’s hurricane and its aftermath will be front and center on the audience’s mind — as the plays asks very pointed questions about “how strong our social ties are when we’re confronted with the challenges of a natural disaster.” Josh Gulotta’s “Occupy Avenue A,” says Roe, “asks questions about power dynamics, not just that of new lovers, but also as it relates to the Occupy movement and protests generally — which has always been a particular concern of this neighborhood.” Before these and other meaty issues show up on the boards, the East Village Theater Festival kicks off with an April 15 reception and panel discussion about the area’s contemporary challenges. On the day we spoke with Roe, he had just returned from a meeting where members of a now-forming Lower East Side long-term recovery Group were in dialogue with FEMA, New York Cares, The Red Cross and “many local organizations, all of whom were there to talk about meeting social needs and disaster preparedness. I was there to mention we’re kicking off this festival. So everybody in that room, in their own way, was concerned about the future needs of the East Village. I hope some of them will be willing to join the panel. To think that our theatricalizing of the neighborhood could invite dialogue between performers, community groups and audiences excites me. I want to bring real people together to engage in real dialogue, to use our theater as a forum for conversation about, and preparation for, what the future holds.”

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Sara Antkowiak, Paul Bomba, and James Luse in the 2012 production of Matthew Kelly’s “Russian Tea.”

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Jerry Goralnick and John Blaylock in the 2012 production of “Willow Grove,” by Isidore Elias.

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Lessons learned from a broad canvas Ail’s impact documented, in dance and on film DANCE THE GREATEST! HIP DANCE HOMAGE TO MUHAMMAD ALI

Presented by Gleason's Gym Directed and choreographed by Peggy Choy Music by Graham Haynes Dancers: Peggy Choy, Sekou Heru, Ze Motion, Kwikstep, Martin Rios, Kid Glyde, Spydey, Lacouir Yancey, Edgar Eguia Boxers: John Douglas, Panama, Devon Cormack, Dillon Carew, Heather Hardy, Paul Anthony, Kevin Barker, Danielle Lacy, Khemar Harewood Sat., April 13 & Sun., April 14, at 8pm At Gleason’s Gym (77 Front St., DUMBO, Brooklyn) Tickets: $15, standing ($35 limited seating, $45 VIP ringside) Purchase in cash at the door or, for reservations, email thegreatestali5@gmail.com Visit peggychoydance.com and gleasonsgym.net Photo by JP Yim

FILM THE TRIALS OF MUHAMMAD ALI

Directed by Bill Siegel Part of the Tribeca Film Festival Fri., April 26, 5:30pm & Sat., April 27, 9pm For tickets and venue info: Call 646-502-5296 or visit tribecafilm.com/festival

By SCOTT STIffLER In the eyes of many sports fans, political activists and religious observers, the arc of history long ago issued the verdict that Muhammad Ali was standing on firm moral ground when he refused to serve in Vietnam. But those who weren’t living witnesses to that era might not recall, or fully appreciate, that being true to his convictions had dire consequences. The conscientious objector — a convert to Islam whose name change from Cassius Marcellus Clay Jr. to Muhammad Ali was reason enough for many former fans to vilify him — was stripped of his title and banned from boxing for three years, at the absolute height of his physical prowess.

Sekou Heru, left, and “Big John” Douglas are among the Gleason’s trainers and boxers featured in the Peggy Choy Dance Company’s “Hip Dance Homage to Muhammad Ali.”

Ali staged a comeback, of course, and more than one — and today, decades after his last fight, that “I must be the greatest” declaration (first uttered following a 1964 upset victory over Sonny Liston) resonates. Two upcoming projects are taking a look at the Ali legacy, with a specific focus on his political and religious awakening. “The Trials of Muhammad Ali,” screening as part of April 17-28’s Tribeca Film Festival, is already generating buzz for its detailed look at how “brash boxer Cassius Clay burst into the American consciousness in the early 1960s, just ahead of the Civil Rights movement.” The documentary concentrates on how Ali’s religious awakening, and subsequent spiritual enlightenment, put him on a collision course with the U.S. government. “A perfect storm of race, religion and politics that shaped one of the most recognizable figures in sports history” is how the filmmakers sum up their subject. Just as aware of Ali’s legacy — but particularly concerned with his relevance to a current generation who also came of age during wartime — the Peggy Choy Dance Company’s “THE GREATEST! Hip Dance Homage to Muhammad Ali” is a fusion of music, hip-hop and contemporary dance, video, martial arts and boxing that focuses on Ali’s life-long fight to inspire justice. Danced vignettes will recall key moments in Ali’s life, including the lynching of Emmett Till, meeting Malcolm X and recapturing the crown in Kinshasha, Zaire.

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From sunrise to sunset to a ‘Midnight’ rendezvous Third collaboration offers more ‘naturally eloquent conversation’ FILM BEFORE MIDNIGHT

Directed by Richard Linklater Runtime: 108 minutes Part of the Tribeca Film Festival 4/22, 6pm, at BMCC Tribeca PAC (199 Chambers St., btw. Greenwich & West Sts.) and 4/24, 6:45pm, at Clearview Cinemas Chelsea (260 W. 23rd St., btw. 7th & 8th Aves.) For tickets and info: 646-502-5296 or tribecafilm.com/festival

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By RANIA RICHARSON Set among the Cypress groves of the southern Peloponnese, the third installment of this indie romance continues the story of Jesse, a writer and Celine, an activist, who are now the domesticated parents of twin girls. Like director Richard Linklater’s predecessors, “Before Sunrise” (1995) and “Before Sunset” (2004), “Before Midnight” was written with its two lead actors, Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy. This collaboration has created a naturally eloquent conversation that flows organically on matters both philosophical and quotidian, and fills in the details of the couple that met and fell in love on a train trip almost 20 years ago. The film opens at the Kalamata Airport,

FILM REACHING FOR THE MOON Directed by Bruno Barreto Runtime: 118 minutes Part of the Tribeca Film Festival 4/18, 9pm & 4/20, 9:30pm, at Clearview Cinemas Chelsea (260 W. 23rd St., btw. 7th & 8th Aves.) and 4/27, 11:30am, at AMC Loews Village (66 Third Ave., at 11th St.) For tickets and info: 646-502-5296 or tribecafilm.com/festival

Third time’s charming: Jesse (Ethan Hawke) and Celine (Julie Delpy) reunite, among the Cypress groves of the southern Peloponnese.

as Jesse tearfully sends his adolescent son home to his mother in Chicago, after a summer in Greece. Jesse and Celine spend their last vacation day musing over the meaning of life and love and the future of a relationship that has been rocky ever since Jesse left his wife for Celine, in events that followed the middle film of the trilogy. (In “Before Sunset,” Jesse sees Celine again after many years, and they realize their initial meeting in “Before Sunrise” was more than a fluke — they are soul mates.) The pair is staying at the guesthouse of a British writer who admires Jesse’s work. Other guests, young and old, include Athina

Rachel Tsangari (director of last year’s avantgarde film “Attenberg,” and a co-producer of this film). Around the lunch table, the house guests discuss the differences between men and women and debate friendship versus passion. Celine does a hilarious imitation of a Marilyn Monroe-like “bimbo” to prove that men fall for doting females. The couple leave for a walk through narrow winding paths amidst stone houses and roaming goats, enjoying light banter — but when they end up at their destination, a luxury hotel, their conversation devolves into bickering, accusations of infidelity and fear for the future. Jesse worries that he will

not spend enough time with his son, and Celine is concerned that she is being turned into a submissive housewife. She thinks that he is happy to leave all household chores to her “and take a two hour contemplative walk in the olive trees with Socrates.” She has forgotten that Jesse was so committed that he moved to Paris to be with her. He asks that she stop trying to change him. What was supposed to be a romantic final evening in Greece becomes a nasty fight. Can a midnight rendezvous at an outdoor café turn things around? We've been rooting for this appealing, articulate couple for quite some time, and they do not disappoint.

Just beyond the grasp ‘Reaching’ doesn’t quite get Bishop right By SAM SPOKONy Brazilian director Bruno Barreto’s 19th feature film tells the based-on-truth tale of Pulitzer Prize-winning American poet Elizabeth Bishop (played by Miranda Otto) and her unexpectedly amorous sojourn to Rio de Janeiro in the 1950s and ‘60s — where she pursued a fiery but ultimately failed lesbian relationship with the domineering architect Lota de Macedo Soares (Gloria Pires). While there are plenty of reasons to enjoy this one — beautifully cascading images of Rio, intense performances by the leading ladies and the deep interest the story will

undoubtedly draw from fans of Bishop and classic poetry — the director’s superficial tendencies left me feeling not quite wooed. Barreto has said that he never intended the film (whose screenplay is also based on the bestselling Brazilian novel “Rare and Commonplace Flowers”) to be a biopic of Bishop. Rather, he sought to present a story about love and loss. But it’s going to be difficult for audiences to buy that sentiment, given that Barreto never actually touches a feeling of deep universality over the course of his retelling. Instead of watching those broader themes of love and loss develop solidly throughout the film, we get very person-

al, back-and-forth, even jumpy moments of dialogue between Bishop and Lota — along with a good deal of somewhat contrived tension between the two women and Bishop’s old college friend Mary (Tracy Middendorf), who was living happily with Lota before Bishop came along and, although not maliciously, stole her gal. On the other hand, Barreto does a good job of evoking the particular atmosphere in which these women lived, without being distracted by a need to make this look like a “period” film. As Bishop and Lota tumble

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‘Moon’ needs to shoot higher Continued from page 22 along, we’re guided subtly by history, most notably when Brazil’s 1964 military coup left the women on opposite sides politically, since Lota — in the midst of designing Rio’s famed Flamengo Park, maintained a tight political connection to the city’s governor, who fully supported the coup. In the end, it may have been Barreto’s details that killed the experience for me. Nearly every image in this film, while utterly beautiful, is dripping with tired aloofness and a very classed sense of privilege. Bishop, Lota and Mary have all the time in the world to quibble and make up simply because they’re portrayed as people who, in the end, don’t really give a damn about anything that doesn’t involve their own pettiness. The question is, how am I supposed to relate to this as a grand story about love and loss — rather than a simple biopic — if I can’t attach myself to the characters in any meaningful way? One overlooked aspect that Barreto does include is the fact that Lota, to ease the tension between her and Mary, adopts a baby girl for the two of them by literally purchasing the child from a hopelessly impoverished Brazilian mother. If Baretto was in fact seeking to tell the grandest story — the most pure — wouldn’t it have been the story (albeit somewhat more fictional) of that mother and her nameless child?

Photo by Lisa Graham / 2012 © L.C. Barreto

Center: Marcello Airoldi as Carlos Lacerda, Glória Pires as Lota de Macedo Soares, Miranda Otto as Elizabeth Bishop and Tracy Middendorf as Mary, in "Reaching for the Moon."

Ali’s broad canvas, in dance and on film Continued from page 21 Although largely silenced in recent years by the effects of Parkinson’s, Choy says that “Ali’s message, that we heard in the 60s, is absolutely relevant. This generation, and the next generation, really needs to have inspiration and direction — and Ali’s vision of what is ‘the greatest’ in everyone is something I wanted to bring to the public.” A collaborative effort between Choy and the Brooklyn anchor location of Gleason’s Gym, “THE GREATEST!” features members of Choy’s dance company as well as Gleason’s-based trainers and boxers — including 1996 Guyana Olympic team competitor John Douglas, three-time world kickboxing champion and USKBA world featherweight champion Devon Cormack and 2012 Golden Gloves champ Heather Hardy (who, last week, added to her undefeated professional record, with a fifth win). “My dancers and performers span in age from 18 to 69,” says Choy, who notes that “there are several generations coming together, for whom Ali represents different things. The younger ones, not

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Ali (front row, fourth from right) prays at the Hussein Mosque in Cairo in June 1964, four months after changing his name from Cassius Clay and announcing he is a member of the Nation of Islam (a scene from the upcoming Tribeca Film Festival documentary, “The Trials of Muhammad Ali”).

all of them know about Ali’s life [in the 60s], but they know that their parents are fans.” Choy, who has been combining ele-

ments of martial arts and boxing into her choreography for over a decade, calls Afro-Asian fusion “a very important part my work, because the Asian and

African cultures, and populations, have been separated. It’s a very divisive history in America, but I believe there are common elements there which can create an incredibly deep connection [between generations and ethnicities]. Ali has said that his final punch in the Zaire fight was an Asian martial arts punch, the KO that brought Foreman to the floor. In the breaking, b-boy and b-girl traditions, there are martial arts moves. But you also have moves that are deeply rooted in the memory of African American culture, which bleeds and blends over and back into Asian culture. It’s there, and the [mutual] appreciation is there.” Choy’s other paramount goal in this upcoming performance is to instill in young fans what she calls the greatest takeaway from Ali’s work, both in and out of the ring. “I want to emphasize this idea reflected in boxing,” she says, “which is an idea that’s key to human life. The most precious thing is not the victory of youth. It’s the victory of the old champion who keeps getting up. Aging is a process everyone is going to go through. To do it with dignity and respect for those around you is a champion’s message that has a lot of depth.”

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Publ ic Notice s Notice is hereby given given a license, number 1269938 for on-premises Liquor has been applied for by the undersigned to sell liquor at retail in a Restaurant under the Alcoholic Beverage Control Law at 470 West 42nd Street, New York, NY 10036 for on premises consumption. 42nd Kava LLC and Kava MiMa Associates LLC D/B/A Kava Cafe Vil: 04/11 - 04/18/2013 Notice is hereby given that a tavern wine license, #TBA has been applied for by 45 First Avenue Corp d/b/a Aziza Cafe & Lounge to sell beer and wine at retail in an on premises establishment. For on premises consumption under the ABC law at 45 1st Avenue New York NY 10003. Vil: 04/11 - 04/18/2013 CERTIFICATE OF CONTINUED USE OF PARTNERSHIP NAME PURSUANT TO 81 OF THE PARTNERSHIP LAW OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK The undersigned, desiring to continue, after the close of business on January 24, 2013, the business previously transacted under the firm name of Cede & Co., a general partnership under the laws of the State of New York, with offices located at 55 Water Street1, New York, New York 10041, do hereby certify: 1. The name of the Partnership is Cede & Co. 2. The names and respective places of residence of each of the partners are set forth below: Name Residence Address Andrew Barnes 360 Furman Street Apt. 941 Brooklyn, NY 11201 Philip Braverman 505 East 79 St. New York, NY 10075 Joseph Brennan 457 Benito Street East Meadow, NY 11554 Debra Cook 4704 W. Neptune Street Tampa, FL 33629 John Faith 7425 Minnow Brook Way Land O Lakes, FL 34637 James Fernia 64-68 83rd Street Middle Village, NY 11379 Peter J. Gleeson 27 Greenwich Drive, Jackson, NJ 08527 Joseph Graziano 5 Claymore Rd., Fort Salonga, NY 11768 Robert T. Hensey 97 Harriman Woods Drive, Harriman, NY 10926 Kurt P. Holweger 64 Old Estate Road Manhasset, NY 11030 Ellen Fine Levine 13B Hillside Avenue Port Washington, NY 11050 Jeanne Mauro 14901 Heronglen Drive Lithia, Fl 33547 Donna Milrod 1 Leroy Street, Apartment 5A New York, NY 10014 Isaac Montal 19 Princeton Road Elizabeth, NJ 07208 Eric N. Miller 404 Apache Trail Brandon, FL 33511 Manuel Pires 331 Raccoon Hollow Mountainside, NJ 07092 Chad Richman 19 Beacon Crest Drive Basking Ridge, NJ 07920 Joseph C. Trentacoste 32 Pell Terrace Garden City, NY 11530 LoriAnn Trezza 191 Reid Avenue Breezy Point, NY 11697 Michael J. Tulaney 228 90th Street Brooklyn, NY 11209 Jeffrey T. Waddle 14 East 17th Street New York, NY 10003 1 Formerly at 7 Hanover Square, NewYork, N.Y. 10004 Related to file #M294/86 The foregoing Certificate duly signed and acknowledged by each of the Partners is on file at the office of the clerk of the County of New York, 60 Centre St., New York, NY. Vil: 04/11 - 05/02/2013

Notice of Qualification of GOLF RIVERHEAD, LLC. Authority filed with Secy. Of State of NY (SSNY) on 03/28/13. Office location: New York County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 03/20/13. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: c/o National Registered Agents, Inc., 111 Eighth Avenue, 13th Floor, NewYork, NY 10011. Address required to be maintained in home jurisdiction: 160 Greentree Drive, Ste. 101, Dover, Delaware 19904. Arts. Of Org. filed with DE Secy. Of State, Corporate Div., 401 Federal St., Suite 4, John G. Townsend Bldg., Dover, De 19901. Purpose: Acquisition, Development & Management of Real Estate and operation of a golf club. Vil: 04/11 - 05/16/2013 Notice of Formation of Furious Flames Films, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 4/3/13. Office location: NY County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, 601 West 26th St., Ste. 1762, NY, NY 10001. Purpose: any lawful activities. Vil: 04/11 - 05/16/2013 Notice of Formation of Case Real Estate Funding, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 2/22/13. Office location: NY County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, c/o Seyfarth Shaw LLP, 620 Eighth Ave., NY, NY 10018, Attn: Lester Bliwise, Esq. Principal Office: c/o Case Real Estate Capital, LLC, 340 West Passaic St., 3rd Fl., Rochelle Park, NJ 07662. Purpose: any lawful activities. Vil: 04/11 - 05/16/2013 Notice of Qualification of AlpInvest Secondaries Fund (Offshore) V, L.P. Authority filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 04/03/13. Office location: NY County. LP formed in Cayman Islands (CI) on 09/11/12. Princ. office of LP: 630 Fifth Ave., 28th Fl., NY, NY 10111. SSNY designated as agent of LP upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Corporation Service Co., 80 State St., Albany, NY 122072543. Name and addr. of each general partner are available from SSNY. Arts. of Org. filed with Registrar of Limited Partnerships, Government Admininstration Bldg., Grand Cayman, CI KY1-9000. Purpose: Any lawful activity. Vil: 04/11 - 05/16/2013

Notice of Qualification of ROTHSCHILD INNOVATORS GP, LLC Authority filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 03/28/13. Office location: NY County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 03/22/13. Princ. office of LLC: Attn: David D. Rothschild, 477 Madison Ave., 6th Fl., NY, NY 10022. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to the LLC at the addr. of its princ. office. DE addr. of LLC: c/o Corporation Service Co., 2711 Centerville Rd., Ste. 400, Wilmington, DE 19808. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of DE, 401 Federal St., Ste. 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: Any lawful activity. Vil: 04/11 - 05/16/2013 Notice of Formation of RA 70 PINE DEVELOPMENT LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 04/01/13. Office location: NY County. Princ. office of LLC: 200 Madison Ave., NY, NY 10016. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to c/o Rose Associates, Inc. at the princ. office of the LLC. Purpose: Any lawful activity. Vil: 04/11 - 05/16/2013 Notice of Qualification of ROTHSCHILD CORNERSTONE GP, LLC Authority filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 03/29/13. Office location: NY County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 01/29/03. Princ. office of LLC: Attn: David D. Rothschild, 477 Madison Ave., 6th Fl., NY, NY 10022. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to the LLC at the princ. office of the LLC. DE addr. of LLC: c/o Corporation Service Co., 2711 Centerville Rd., Ste. 400, Wilmington, DE 19808. Cert. of Form. filed with Secy. of State of DE, 401 Federal St., Ste. 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: Any lawful activity. Vil: 04/11 - 05/16/2013 NOTICE OF FORMATION of Yola Colon LLC. Articles of Organization filed with Secretary of State of NewYork (SSNY) on 03/11/13. Office location: NY County. SSNY has been designated as an agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. The address to which SSNY shall mail a copy of any process against the LLC is to: 200 E 64th St., #26AB, New York, NY 10065. Purpose:To engage in any lawful act or activity. Vil: 04/11 - 05/16/2013 RD LEGAL GROUP, LLC Arts. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 03/21/2013. Office loc: NY County. SSNY has been designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: Irena Leigh Norton, Esq. C/O Law Office of Roni Dersovitz, 295 Madison Ave., 39th Fl, NY, NY 10017. Purpose: Any Lawful Purpose. Vil: 04/11 - 05/16/2013

NOTICE OF FORMATION OF Wall Street Cross Border Alternative Equity Index, LLC Arts of Org filed with Secy of State of NY (SSNY) on 3/28/13. Office location: NY County. SSNY designated as agent upon whom process may be served and shall mail copy of process against LLC to principal business address: 52nd Fl, The Trump Building, 40 Wall St, NY NY 10005. Purpose: any lawful act. 2062154 Vil: 04/11 - 05/16/2013 Notice of Formation of Village JV 340 East 11th LLC Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 1/2/13. Office location: NY County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to Kushner Co., 666 Fifth Ave., 15th Fl., NY, NY 10103. Purpose: any lawful activities. Vil: 04/11 - 05/16/2013 Notice of Formation of Village JV 500 East 11th LLC Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 1/2/13. Office location: NY County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to Kushner Co., 666 Fifth Ave., 15th Fl., NY, NY 10103. Purpose: any lawful activities. Vil: 04/11 - 05/16/2013 Notice of Formation of Village JV 504 East 12th LLC Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 1/2/13. Office location: NY County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to Kushner Co., 666 Fifth Ave., 15th Fl., NY, NY 10103. Purpose: any lawful activities. Vil: 04/11 - 05/16/2013 Notice of Formation of Village JV 435 East 12th LLC Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 1/2/13. Office location: NY County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to Kushner Co., 666 Fifth Ave., 15th Fl., NY, NY 10103. Purpose: any lawful activities. Vil: 04/11 - 05/16/2013 Notice of Formation of Village JV 338 East 11th LLC Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 1/2/13. Office location: NY County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to Kushner Co., 666 Fifth Ave., 15th Fl., NY, NY 10103. Purpose: any lawful activities. Vil: 04/11 - 05/16/2013 Notice of Formation of Village JV 211 Avenue A LLC Art. of Org. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 1/2/13. Office location: NY County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to Kushner Co., 666 Fifth Ave., 15th Fl., NY, NY 10103. Purpose: any lawful activities. Vil: 04/11 - 05/16/2013

Notice of Qual. of Valinor Capital Partners SPV IX, LLC Auth. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 11/8/12. Office loc.: NY County. LLC org. in DE 11/7/12. SSNY desig. as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of proc. to Att: David Angstreich, 510 Madison Ave., 25th Fl., NY, NY 10022. DE off. addr.: CSC, 2711 Centerville Rd., Wilmington, DE 19808. Cert. of Form. on file: SSDE, Townsend Bldg., Dover, DE 19901. Purp.: any lawful activities. Vil: 04/11 - 05/16/2013 Notice of Qual. of Valinor Capital Partners SPV X, LLC Auth. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 11/8/12. Office loc.: NY County. LLC org. in DE 11/7/12. SSNY desig. as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of proc. to Att: David Angstreich, 510 Madison Ave., 25th Fl., NY, NY 10022. DE off. addr.: CSC, 2711 Centerville Rd., Wilmington, DE 19808. Cert. of Form. on file: SSDE, Townsend Bldg., Dover, DE 19901. Purp.: any lawful activities. Vil: 04/11 - 05/16/2013 V. STEWARD GROUP LLC, a domestic LLC Arts. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 2/11/13. Office location: NewYork County. SSNY is designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, 201 E. 17th St., #11H, NY, NY 10003. General Purposes. Vil: 04/11 - 05/16/2013 Notice of Qualification of VHA Mid Atlantic, LLC Authority filed with NY Dept. of State on 3/22/13. Office location: NY County. Princ. bus. addr.: 220 E. Las Colinas Blvd., Irving, TX 75039. LLC formed in DE on 5/7/99. NY Sec. of State designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served and shall mail process to: c/o CT Corporation System, 111 8th Ave., NY, NY 10011, regd. agent upon whom process may be served. DE addr. of LLC: The Corporation Trust Co., 1209 Orange St., Wilmington, DE 19801. Cert. of Form. filed with DE Sec. of State, 401 Federal St., Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: all lawful purposes. Vil: 04/11 - 05/16/2013 Notice of Qualification of VHA MidAtlantic Purchasing Coalition, LLC Authority filed with NY Dept. of State on 3/21/13. Office location: NY County. Princ. bus. addr.: 220 E. Las Colinas Blvd., Irving, TX 75039. LLC formed in DE on 10/8/12. NY Sec. of State designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served and shall mail process to: c/o CT Corporation System, 111 8th Ave., NY, NY 10011, regd. agent upon whom process may be served. DE addr. of LLC: The Corporation Trust Co., 1209 Orange St., Wilmington, DE 19801. Cert. of Form. filed with DE Sec. of State, 401 Federal St., Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: all lawful purposes. Vil: 04/11 - 05/16/2013

Notice is hereby given that license #1269825 has been applied by the undersigned to sell alcoholic beverages at retail in a restaurant under the alcoholic beverage control law at 174 Bleecker Street, New York, NY 10012 for on-premises consumption. SLIDE GROUP LLC d/b/a SLIDE Vil: 04/04 - 04/11/2013 Notice is hereby given that a Hotel Liquor License for beer, wine and liquor has been applied for by the undersigned to permit the sale of beer, wine and liquor at retail rates for on-premises consumption at the Courtyard New York ManhattanTimes Square West located at 307 West 37th Street, New York, NY 10018 under the Alcoholic Beverage Control Law. SBCO-NYC, LLC and 365 Management Company, LLC. Vil: 04/04 - 04/11/2013 Notice is hereby given that a restaurant wine license, #TBA has been applied for by Ivrose B LLC d/b/a Opal to sell beer and wine at retail in an on premises establishment. For on premises consumption under the ABC law at 135-137 1st Avenue NewYork NY 10003. Vil: 04/04 - 04/11/2013 Notice is hereby given that a tavern wine license, #TBA has been applied for by The Immigrant Wine Bar LLC d/b/aThe Immigrant NYC to sell beer and wine at retail in an on premises establishment. For on premises consumption under the ABC law at 341 E. 9th Street, West Store New York NY 10003. Vil: 04/04 - 04/11/2013 NOTICE OF FORMATION of Halo Direct, LLC Articles of Organization filed with Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 02/22/2013. Office location: NY County. SSNY has been designated as an agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. The address to which SSNY shall mail a copy of any process against the LLC is to: Halo Direct, LLC, 832 Broadway, 6th Floor, New York, New York 10003. Purpose: To engage in any lawful act or activity. Vil: 04/04 - 05/09/2013 NOTICE OF FORMATION of Lord Jane LLC Articles of Organization filed with Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 01/15/13. Office location: NY County. SSNY has been designated as an agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. The address to which SSNY shall mail a copy of any process against the LLC is to: Lord Jane LLC, 200 West 16 Street, Apt 11K, New York, NY 10011. Purpose: To engage in any lawful act or activity. Vil: 04/04 - 05/09/2013

NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY (LLC). NAME: 338 JEFFERSON LLC. Articles of Organization filed with Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 1/17/2013. Office location: New York County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 228 Park Ave S #42608, New York, NY 10003. Purpose: any lawful purpose. Vil: 04/04 - 05/09/2013 Notice of Qualification of AlpInvest Secondaries Fund (Offshore Feeder) V, L.P. Authority filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 03/21/13. Office location: NY County. LP formed in Cayman Islands (CI) on 09/11/12. Princ. office of LP: 630 Fifth Ave., 28th Fl., NY, NY 10111. SSNY designated as agent of LP upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Corporation Service Co., 80 State St., Albany, NY 122072543. Name and addr. of each general partner are available from SSNY. Arts. of Org. filed with Registrar of Limited Partnerships, Government Administration Bldg., Grand Cayman, CI KY1-9000. Purpose: Any lawful activity. Vil: 04/04 - 05/09/2013 NOTICE OF FORMATION OF KRAUS LAW PLLC a professional service limited liability company (PLLC). Articles of Organization filed with Secretary of State of New mi (SSNY) on 03/04/13. Office location: NY County. SSNY has been designated as an agent upon whom process against the PLLC may be served. The address to which SSNY shall mail a copy of any process against the PLLC is to: Kraus Law PLLC, 131 E. 81st St., No. 15, New York, NY 10028. Purpose:To engage in any lawful act or activity. Vil: 04/04 - 05/09/2013 Notice of Qualification of GEM Holdco, LLC Authority filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 3/13/13. Office location: NY County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 12/10/12. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, 590 Madison Ave., 27th Fl., NY, NY 10022, also the principal office. Address to be maintained in DE: 1811 Silverside Rd., Wilmington, DE 19810. Arts of Org. filed with the DE Secretary of State, John G. Townsend Bldg., 401 Federal St., Ste. 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: any lawful activities. Vil: 04/04 - 05/09/2013

NOTICE OF FORMATION of G and C Arts, LLC Articles of Organization filed with Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 2/22/13. Office location: NY County. SSNY has been designated as an agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. The address to which SSNY shall mail a copy of any process against the LLC is to: G and C Arts, LLC 370 Lexington Avenue, Suite 509, NY NY 10017. Purpose: To engage in any lawful act or activity. Vil: 04/04 - 05/09/2013 NOTICE OF FORMATION of The Law and Mediation Office of Justine Borer, Esq., PLLC. Articles of Organization filed with Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 03/05/13. Office location: NY County. SSNY has been designated as an agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. The address to which SSNY shall mail a copy of any process against the LLC is to: The Law and Mediation Office of Justine Borer, Esq., PLLC, 44 Wall Street, 12th Floor, New York, NY 10005. Purpose: To engage in any lawful act or activity. Vil: 04/04 - 05/09/2013 NOTICE OF FORMATION OF Mundaca Artese LLP. Certificate filed with Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 2/27/13. Office location: NY County. SSNY has been designated as agent upon whom process against the LLP may be served. The address to which SSNY shall mail a copy of any process against LLP is to: Business Filings Incorporated, 187 Wolf Rd, Ste 101, Albany, New York 11205. Purpose: To engage any lawful act or activity. Vil: 04/04 - 05/09/2013 AUTHOR LEVIN LLC, a domestic LLC Arts. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 1/16/13. Office location: New York County. SSNY is designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: c/o Charles Hopfl, 2211 Broadway, NY, NY 10024. General Purposes. Vil: 04/04 - 05/09/2013 GA REP LLC, a domestic LLC Arts. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 12/5/12. Office location: NewYork County. SSNY is designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: Dorf & Nelson LLP, 555 Theodore Fremd Ave., Rye, NY 10580. General Purposes. Vil: 04/04 - 05/09/2013 GENESIS CAPITAL LEGACY AND ESTATE, LLC a foreign LLC, filed with the SSNY on 3/4/13. Office location: New York County. SSNY is designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, 80 Maiden Ln., Ste. 303, NY, NY 10038. General Purposes. Vil: 04/04 - 05/09/2013

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Publ ic Notice s 97 NOBLE LLC, a domestic LLC Arts. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 12/13/12. Office location: New York County. SSNY is designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: Donna Jones Marfino, 401 2nd Ave., NY, NY 10010. General Purposes. Vil: 04/04 - 05/09/2013 MOKSH PROPERTIES, LLC, a domestic LLC Arts. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 3/11/13. Office location: New York County. SSNY is designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: Meghana Giridhar, 347 W. 57th St., #28F, NY, NY 10019. General Purposes. Vil: 04/04 - 05/09/2013 DESTROYHIPSTERS LLC Arts. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 02/21/2013. Office loc: NY County. SSNY has been designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: Kantor Davidoff Wolfe Mandelker Twomey & Gallanty, P.C., Attn Thomas E Kass, 51 East 42nd St. (17th Fl), NY, NY 10017. Purpose: Any Lawful Purpose. Vil: 04/04 - 05/09/2013 Notice of Formation of CA EAST HOUSTON LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 3/22/13. Office location: NY County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: c/o The LLC, 1407 Broadway, 41st Fl., NY, NY 10018. Purpose: any lawful activity. Vil: 04/04 - 05/09/2013 Notice of Formation of twentybridge LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 3/21/13. Office location: NY County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: Sharon deMonsabert, 14030 Thunderbolt Place #900, Chantilly, VA 20151. Purpose: any lawful act or activity. Vil: 04/04 - 05/09/2013 Notice of Formation of Leslie Lane, LLC Arts. of Org. filed with NY Dept. of State on 2/27/13. Office location: NY County. Sec. of State designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served and shall mail process to: c/o CT Corporation System, 111 8th Ave., NY, NY 10011, regd. agent of LLC upon whom process may be served. Purpose: any lawful activity. Vil: 04/04 - 05/09/2013

Notice of Qualification of Pliant, LLC Authority filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 9/15/10. Office location: NY County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 6/29/06. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: National Registered Agents, Inc., 875 Ave. of the Americas, Ste. 501, NY, NY 10001. Principal office: 200 East Main St., Macedon, NY 14502. Address to be maintained in DE: c/o National Registered Agents, Inc., 160 Greentree Dr., Ste. 101, Dover, DE 19904. Arts of Org. filed with the DE Secretary of State, John G. Townsend Bldg., 401 Federal St., Ste. 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: any lawful activities. Vil: 03/28 - 05/02/2013 Notice of Qualification of AlpInvest/ Michigan Investment Fund, L.P. Authority filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 03/20/13. Office location: NY County. LP formed in Delaware (DE) on 06/29/11. SSNY designated as agent of LP upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Corporation Service Co. (CSC), 80 State St., Albany, NY 12207-2543. Name and addr. of each general partner are available from SSNY. DE addr. of LP: c/o CSC, 2711 Centerville Rd., Ste. 400, Wilmington, DE 19808. Arts. of Org. filed with DE Secy. of State, 401 Federal St., #3, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: Any lawful activity. Vil: 03/28 - 05/02/2013 Notice of Qualification of AlpInvest Secondaries Fund (Onshore) V, L.P. Authority filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 03/20/13. Office location: NY County. LP formed in Delaware (DE) on 07/16/12. SSNY designated as agent of LP upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Corporation Service Co. (CSC), 80 State St., Albany, NY 12207-2543. Name and addr. of each general partner are available from SSNY. DE addr. of LP: c/o CSC, 2711 Centerville Rd., Ste. 400, Wilmington, DE 19808. Arts. of Org. filed with DE Secy. of State, 401 Federal St., #3, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: Any lawful activity. Vil: 03/28 - 05/02/2013 Notice of Formation of YORK MANAGED HOLDINGS II, LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 03/04/13. Office location: NY County. Princ. office of LLC: 767 Fifth Ave., NY, NY 10153. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to c/o Corporation Service Co., 80 State St., Albany, NY 12207-2543, regd. agent upon whom and at which process may be served. Purpose: Any lawful activity. Vil: 03/28 - 05/02/2013

Notice of Formation of P3 & G DONUT HOLDINGS LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 03/15/13. Office location: NY County. Princ. office of LLC: 135 W. 18th St., 2nd Fl., NY, NY 10011. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to the LLC at the addr. of its princ. office. Purpose: Any lawful activity. Vil: 03/28 - 05/02/2013 Notice of Formation of LHL HOLDINGS NY, LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 03/14/13. Office location: NY County. Princ. office of LLC: 183 Madison Ave., NY, NY 10016. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Bennet L. Schonfeld at the princ. office of the LLC. Purpose: Any lawful activity. Vil: 03/28 - 05/02/2013 Notice of Formation of Kroesser + Strat Design LLC Arts. of Org. filed Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 2/26/13. Off. loc.: NY County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 227 E. 87th St., NY, NY 10128, Attn: Amelia Setar, the registered agent upon whom process may be served. Purpose: any lawful activity. Vil: 03/28 - 05/02/2013 Notice of Qualification of Secoya Partners, LLC App. for Auth. filed Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 3/14/13. Fictitious name in NY State: Secoya Partners of Delaware LLC. Off. loc.: NY County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 8/8/12. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: c/o United Corporate Services, Inc., 10 Bank St., Ste. 560, White Plains, NY 10606. DE address of LLC: c/o Incorporating Services, Ltd., 3500 S. DuPont Hwy., Dover, DE 19901. Arts. of Org. filed DE Secy. of State, Townsend Bldg., Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: any lawful activity. Vil: 03/28 - 05/02/2013 Notice of Qualification of Napier Park Railcar Lease Fund LLC Authority filed with NY Dept. of State on 3/12/13. Office location: NY County. LLC formed in DE on 3/7/13. NY Sec. of State designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served and shall mail process to: c/o Napier Park Global Capital LLC, 399 Park Ave., 7th Fl., NY, NY 10022, principal business address. DE address of LLC: c/o The Corporation Trust Co., 1209 Orange St., Wilmington, DE 19801. Cert. of Form. filed with DE Sec. of State, P.O. Box 898, Dover, DE 19903. Purpose: all lawful purposes. Vil: 03/28 - 05/02/2013

NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY. NAME: THE FRENCH RESISTANCE, LLC. Articles of Organization were filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 03/13/13. Office location: New York County. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of process to the LLC, 156 Fifth Avenue, Suite 200, NewYork, NewYork 10010. Purpose: For any lawful purpose. Vil: 03/21 - 04/25/2013 STUDIO CUBE LLC, a domestic LLC currently known as REID & TAYLOR STUDIO LLC Arts. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 1/7/13. Office location: NewYork County. SSNY is designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, 328 W. 11th St., 1-C, NY, NY 10014. General Purposes. Vil: 03/21 - 04/25/2013 AMB PROPERTY MANAGEMENT, LLC a foreign LLC, filed with the SSNY on 2/27/13 using the fictitious name AMB 77 PROPERTY MANAGEMENT, LLC. Office location: New York County. SSNY is designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, 1374 Whitehorse Hamilton Square Rd., Hamilton, NJ 08690. General Purposes. Vil: 03/21 - 04/25/2013 NOTICE OF FORMATION of Run Away With Me Productions, LLC Articles of Organization filed with Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 01/18/13 Office location: NY County. SSNY has been designated as an agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. The address to which SSNY shall mail a copy of any process against the LLC is to: The LLC, c/o Alexes Lowe, 321 Edgecombe #20 NY NY 10031. Purpose: To engage in any lawful act or activity. Vil: 03/21 - 04/25/2013 Notice of Formation of HANNAH EAST END LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 03/06/13. Office location: NY County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Davidson, Dawson & Clark LLP, 60 E. 42nd St., NY, NY 10165. Purpose: Any lawful activity. Vil: 03/21 - 04/25/2013

Notice of Qualification of QDG RETAIL PARTNERS, LLC Authority filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 03/11/13. Office location: NY County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 01/14/13. Princ. office of LLC: 60 Columbus Circle, 20th Fl., NY, NY 10023. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to c/o Corporation Service Co. (CSC), 80 State St., Albany, NY 12207. DE addr. of LLC: c/o CSC, 2711 Centerville Rd., Ste. 400, Wilmington, DE 19808. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of DE, John G. Townsend Bldg., Federal and Duke of York Sts., Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: Any lawful activity. Vil: 03/21 - 04/25/2013 Notice of Qualification of IH2 PROPERTY GP LLC Authority filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 03/05/13. Office location: NY County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 02/14/13. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to c/o Corporation Service Co. (CSC), 80 State St., Albany, NY 12207-2543. DE addr. of LLC: c/o CSC, 2711 Centerville Rd., Ste. 400, Wilmington, DE 19808. Arts. of Org. filed with State of DE, Dept. of State, Div. of Corps., Secy. of State, John G. Townsend Bldg., 401 Federal St., Ste. 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: Any lawful activity. Vil: 03/21 - 04/25/2013 Notice of Formation of KLW ADVISORS LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 03/06/13. Office location: NY County. Princ. office of LLC: 252 7th Ave., NY, NY 10001. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to the LLC at the addr. of its princ. office. Purpose: Any lawful activity. Vil: 03/21 - 04/25/2013

Notice of Qualification of Withers Consulting Group LLC Authority filed with NY Dept. of State on 3/5/13. Office location: NY County. LLC formed in DE on 2/25/13. NY Sec. of State designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served and shall mail process to: James R. Brockway, Esq., Withers Bergman LLP, 157 Church St., 19th Fl., New Haven, CT 06510, principal business address. DE address of LLC: 1209 Orange St., Wilmington, DE 19801. Cert. of Form. filed with DE Sec. of State, P.O. Box 898, Dover, DE 19903. Purpose: all lawful purposes. Vil: 03/21 - 04/25/2013 Notice of Formation of NV Realty Holdings, LLC Arts. of Org. filed with NY Dept. of State on 12/18/2012. Office location: NY County. Sec. of State designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served and shall mail process to: Tannenbaum Helpern Syracuse & Hirschtritt LLP, 900 Third Ave., NY, NY 10022. Term: until 11/1/2057. Purpose: any lawful activity. Vil: 03/21 - 04/25/2013 Notice of Formation of OPP LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 03/04/13. Office location: NY County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Salvatore D’Avola, c/o Restored Homes, 150 Broadway, Ste. 2101, NY, NY 10038. Purpose: Any lawful activity. Vil: 03/14 - 04/18/2013 NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY. NAME: THE MAK ORGANIZATION LLC Articles of Organization were filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 02/26/13. Office location: New York County. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of process to the LLC, 37A Orchard Street, New York, New York 10002. Purpose: For any lawful purpose. Vil: 03/14 - 04/18/2013

Notice of Formation of Champion Parking 230 LLC Arts. of Org. filed Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 2/22/13. Office location: NY County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, 655 Third Ave., NY, NY 10017. Purpose: any lawful purpose. Vil: 03/21 - 04/25/2013

NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY. NAME: PUSHPOINT, LLC. Articles of Organization were filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 03/04/13. The latest date of dissolution is 12/31/2113. Office location: New York. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of process to the LLC, 400 Townline Road, Suite 150, Hauppauge, New York 11788. Purpose: For any lawful purpose. Vil: 03/14 - 04/18/2013

Notice of Formation of XENIA GHALI LLC Arts. of Org. filed with NY Dept. of State on 3/4/13. Office location: NY County. Sec. of State designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served and shall mail process to: c/o Arent Fox LLP, 1675 Broadway, NY, NY 10019, Attn: Ross Charap, Esq. Purpose: all lawful purposes. Vil: 03/21 - 04/25/2013

Notice of Formation of MOMIC LLC Arts. of Org. filed Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 10/5/12. Off. loc.: NY County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: c/o United States Corporation Agents, Inc., 10 Bank St., Ste. 560, White Plains, NY 10606, the registered agent upon whom process may be served. Purpose: any lawful activity. Vil: 03/14 - 04/18/2013

Notice of Formation of Caldera Brand Development LLC Arts. of Org. filed Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 2/6/13. Office location: NY County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, 171 E. 84th St., Apt. 31E, NY, NY 10028. Purpose: any lawful activity. Vil: 03/14 - 04/18/2013 Notice of Formation of Anat Nev, LLC Arts. of Org. filed with NY Dept. of State on 12/13/12. Office location: NY County. Sec. of State designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served and shall mail process to: c/o Ellyn Roth Mittman, Esq., 110 E. 59th St., 23rd Fl., NY, NY 10022. Purpose: any lawful activity. Vil: 03/14 - 04/18/2013 Notice of Formation of Travis Quinn Design LLC Arts. of Org. filed with NY Dept. of State on 2/22/13. Office location: NY County. Sec. of State designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served and shall mail process to: 445 W. 23rd St., #15A, NY, NY 10011, Attn: Travis Quinn. Purpose: all lawful purposes. Vil: 03/14 - 04/18/2013 Notice of Qualification of Ladder Capital Realty Finance III LLC Authority filed with NY Dept. of State on 2/22/13. Office location: NY County. Princ. bus. addr.: 345 Park Ave., 8th Fl., NY, NY 10154. LLC formed in DE on 5/16/12. NY Sec. of State designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served and shall mail process to: c/o CT Corporation System, 111 8th Ave., NY, NY 10011, regd. agent upon whom process may be served. DE addr. of LLC: 1209 Orange St., Wilmington, DE 19801. Cert. of Form. filed with DE Sec. of State, 401 Federal St., Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: all lawful purposes. Vil: 03/14 - 04/18/2013 Notice of Qualification of THL Credit Advisors LLC Authority filed with NY Dept. of State on 2/22/13. Office location: NY County. Princ. bus. addr.: 570 Lexington Ave., 28th Fl., NY, NY 10022. LLC formed in DE on 6/26/09. NY Sec. of State designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served and shall mail process to: c/o CT Corporation System, 111 8th Ave., NY, NY 10011, regd. agent upon whom process may be served. DE addr. of LLC: 1209 Orange St., Wilmington, DE 19801. Cert. of Form. filed with DE Sec. of State, 401 Federal St., Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: all lawful purposes. Vil: 03/14 - 04/18/2013

Notice of Qualification of Rose Moss Associates, LLC Authority filed with NY Dept. of State on 2/14/13. Office location: NY County. LLC formed in DE on 3/22/00. NY Sec. of State designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served and shall mail process to: c/o Toback, Bernstein & Reiss, LLP, Att: Leonard Reiss, Esq., 15 W. 44th St., 12th Fl., NY, NY 10036. DE addr. of LLC: c/o Corporation Service Co., 2711 Centerville Rd., Ste. 400, Wilmington, DE 19808. Cert. of Form. filed with DE Sec. of State, Duke & York Sts., Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: any lawful activity. Vil: 03/14 - 04/18/2013 Notice of Qualification of SPRINGS 6 LLC Authority filed with NY Dept. of State on 2/20/13. Office location: NY County. LLC formed in DE on 11/1/06. NY Sec. of State designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served and shall mail process to: c/o John Silberman Associates, 145 E. 57th St., 9th Fl., NY, NY 10022. DE addr. of LLC: c/o National Corporate Research, Ltd., 615 S. DuPont Hwy., Dover, DE 19901. Cert. of Form. filed with DE Sec. of State, 401 Federal St., Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: any lawful activity. Vil: 03/14 - 04/18/2013 Notice of Qualification of TARGET SOURCING SERVICES LLC Authority filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 02/25/13. Office location: NY County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 02/25/13. Princ. office of LLC: 500 Seventh Ave., NY, NY 10018. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to the LLC at the addr. of its princ. office. DE addr. of LLC: 2711 Centerville Rd., Ste. 400, Wilmington, DE 19808. Cert. of Form. filed with Secy. of State of the State of DE, DE Dept. of State, Div. of Corps., John G. Townsend Bldg., 401 Federal St., Ste. 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: Any lawful activity. Vil: 03/07 - 04/11/2013 Notice of Formation of SHAP ENTERTAINMENT, LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 02/26/13. Office location: NY County. Princ. office of LLC: 415 Madison Ave., 20 Fl., NY, NY 10017. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to the LLC at the addr. of its princ. office. Purpose: Any lawful activity. Vil: 03/07 - 04/11/2013 Notice of Qualification of AIG PORTFOLIO SOLUTIONS LLC Authority filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 02/15/13. Office location: NY County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 01/19/12. Princ. office of LLC: 80 Pine St., NY, NY 10005. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to the DE addr. of LLC: Corporation Service Co., 2711 Centerville Rd., Ste. 400, Wilmington, DE 19808. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy of State, DE, 401 Federal St., Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: Any lawful activity. Vil: 03/07 - 04/11/2013

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Notice oF ForMAtioN oF strive Asset MANAgeMeNt LLc Arts of Org filed with Secy of State of NY (SSNY) on 2/7/13. Office location: NY County. SSNY designated as agent upon whom process may be served and shall mail copy of process against LLC to principal business address: VIJAY BACHANI 330 E 33RD ST, APT #5C, NY, NY 10016. Purpose: any lawful act. 2038871 Vil: 03/07 - 04/11/2013

Notice oF ForMAtioN oF AMericAN DiAMoNDs UNLiMiteD, LLc Articles of Organization filed with Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 02/26/13. Office location: NY County. SSNY has been designated as an agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. The address to which SSNY shall mail a copy of any process against the LLC is to: The LLC, 579 5th Avenue Suite #888, New York NY 10017. Purpose: To engage in any lawful act or activity. Vil: 03/07 - 04/11/2013

ForMAtioN Notice oF the LiMiteD LiAbiLity coMPANy (LLc). NAME: APPLE RESIDENTIAL VENTURES LLC. Application for Authority filed with NY Secretary of State (SSNY): February 13, 2013.The LLC was originally filed with Secretary of State of Delaware: April 15, 2011. Office location: New York County. SSNY designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to 230 West 41st Street, Suite 1102, New York, New York 10036. Purpose: All lawful purposes. Vil: 03/07 - 04/11/2013

Notice oF registrAtioN oF rich MichAeLsoN MAgALiFF Moser, LLP. Certificate filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 2/20/13. Off. loc.: NY County. SSNY designated as agent of LLP upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLP, 340 Madison Ave., 19th Fl., NY, NY 10173. Purpose: practice the profession of law. Vil: 03/07 - 04/11/2013

Notice oF QUALiFicAtioN oF LoNg JohN siLver’s LLc App. for Auth. filed Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 2/27/13. Off. loc.: NY County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 6/6/69. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: c/o CT Corporation System, 111 8th Ave., NY, NY 10011. DE address of LLC: 1209 Orange St., Wilmington, DE 19801. Arts. of Org. filed DE Secy. of State, 401 Federal St., Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: any lawful act or activity. Vil: 03/07 - 04/11/2013

Notice oF ForMAtioN oF 528-534 West 39 L.L.c Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 8/10/12. Office location: NY County. Principal business location: 666 Fifth Ave., 5th Fl., NY, NY 10103. SNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: c/o Rockrose Development Corp., 666 Fifth Ave., 5th Fl., NY, NY 10103, Attn: General Counsel. Purpose: any lawful activity. Vil: 03/07 - 04/11/2013

Notice oF QUALiFicAtioN oF PreMier reseArch iNterNAtioNAL LLc Authority filed with NY Dept. of State on 2/19/13. Office location: NY County. LLC formed in DE on 4/16/08. NY Sec. of State designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served and shall mail process to: c/o CT Corporation System, 111 8th Ave., NY, NY 10011, regd. agent upon whom process may be served. DE address of LLC: 1209 Orange St., Wilmington, DE 19801. Cert. of Form. filed with DE Sec. of State, 401 Federal St., Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: any lawful activity. Vil: 03/07 - 04/11/2013

PUbLic Notice NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, PURSUANT TO LAW, that the NYC Department of Consumer Affairs will hold a Public Hearing on Wednesday, April 10th, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. at 66 John Street, 11th floor, on a petition from 31 Great Jones Restaurant Corp. to continue to, maintain, and operate an unenclosed sidewalk café at 31 Great Jones Street in the Borough of Manhattan for a term of two years. REQUESTS FOR COPIES OF THE PROPOSED REVOCABLE CONSENT AGREEMENT MAY BE ADDRESSED TO: DEPARTMENT OF CONSUMER AFFAIRS: FOIL OFFICER, 42 BROADWAY, NEW YORK, NY 10004. Vil: 04/04 - 04/11/2013

PUbLic Notice NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, PURSUANTTO LAW, that the NYC Department of Consumer Affairs will hold a Public Hearing on Wednesday, April 24th, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. at 66 John Street, 11th floor, on a petition from IDG Seaport Inc. to continue to, maintain, and operate an unenclosed sidewalk café at 21-23 Peck Slip in the Borough of Manhattan for a term of two years. REQUESTS FOR COPIES OF THE PROPOSED REVOCABLE CONSENT AGREEMENT MAY BE ADDRESSED TO: DEPARTMENT OF CONSUMER AFFAIRS: FOIL OFFICER, 42 BROADWAY, NEW YORK, NY 10004. Vil: 04/11 - 04/18/2013

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