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EDITOR’S NOTE

JON LENTZ Editor-in-chief

DESPITE WIDESPREAD SUPPORT for the Child Victims Act, it has been stalled for years. The legislation would extend the statute of limitations for sexual abuse cases involving minors and open up a temporary period to file cases that were not brought within the time frame currently allowed. Perhaps the most powerful foe has been the Roman Catholic Church, which could face a flurry of civil and criminal lawsuits against predatory priests if the bill were to pass. While in power, state Senate Republicans blocked it from coming to the floor. Other groups, including the Boy Scouts of America, have lobbied against it, while insurers fear an unplanned spike in costs. Even Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who inserted the measure into his latest budget, warned that it could bankrupt the Catholic Church. But most New Yorkers are on board. In a recent Siena College poll, every subgroup – Democrat or Republican, male or female, upstate or downstate, young or old – registered at least 70 percent support for the bill. Among Catholics, more than 75 percent back the measure, slightly more than even Jewish or Protestant New Yorkers. In this week’s cover story, City & State contributor Justin Sondel reports on the shifting views of Catholic lawmakers in Buffalo, where yet another priest abuse scandal is playing out.

CONTENTS STATE OF THE STATE … 6

What did Gov. Andrew Cuomo leave out of his budget?

CATHOLIC CHURCH … 8

For the first time, New York lawmakers are standing up to the church.

CONGRESSIONAL FRESHMEN … 11

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An introduction to the new members of the New York delegation

NEW STATE LEGISLATORS … 14

Meet all 39 new members of the state Senate and Assembly GRAD SCHOOL SUPPLEMENT … 22

Does an MBA make sense for public service?

WINNERS & LOSERS … 30 Who was up and who was down last week


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Latest GILLIBRAND JUMPS IN U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand formally launched her 2020 presidential campaign, making her the first New York Democrat to do so. She broke the news during an appearance on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert,” and the next morning she held her first presidential press conference outside a diner in Brunswick, where she lives. She modeled herself as a champion for young, working moms and someone who can reach across the aisle to get things done. Gillibrand finished her campaign kickoff with a visit to Iowa, a key early caucus state.

THE STATE OF NEW YORK Gov. Andrew Cuomo struck a notably progressive tone as he delivered his State of the State address and unveiled his executive budget on Tuesday. He laid out his plan for the legalization of recreational marijuana, which would eventually generate an estimated $300 million a year in tax revenue to be used in part to regulate the industry. Other highlights included a $1 billion increase in education funding, which is about half what the state Board of Regents asked for; a new school aid formula that Cuomo said would distribute funds to poorer schools; and a congestion pricing plan that could raise $15 billion for public transit in the coming years.

The state Legislature wasted no time taking advantage of the new era of Democratic control to pass a package of bills to overhaul the state’s famously outdated voting laws. The reforms include no-excuse absentee ballots, early voting and same-day voter registration. Lawmakers also voted to close the so-called LLC loophole, which allows limited liability companies to donate the same amount as individuals. The state Senate also passed a bill barring discrimination based on gender identity.

Back & Forth What will be your approach to Big Tech as chairwoman of the Committee on Internet and Technology this term? We need to get a better understanding of what Big Tech really means to our economy, and to our city and state. We need to figure out how not to punish the tech industry for their success, but kind of make it work for everyone. Accept the fact that it’s here to stay and it’s only going to continue to grow. We all know that.

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How will you bring the state Legislature up to speed on these constantly evolving technology issues? There’s a lack of real information and professionalism around these issues in the halls of the Legislature, so I’m looking for someone to help bring that in and advise the committee. I’m interviewing someone right now who has

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got decades of experience in senior systems management, building systems, cybersecurity and even has a license for ethical hacking. You’ve talked about the need to bring labor laws up to speed with the gig economy and embrace technology’s intersection with health care, but what is your stance on Amazon’s planned office in Long Island City? I understand the concerns of the people who represent the area, that they didn’t feel they had enough input on it and they’re concerned about the arrival of something that big in that neighborhood. I do think, though, that it’s an amazing opportunity for the city of New York to capture Amazon. Hopefully the local elected officials and the people in the surrounding neighborhoods will get the answers to the questions they had before it was sold.

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BIGGEST FLIP-FLOPS BY JON LENTZ

WHEN DONALD TRUMP was running for president, he promised to build a wall along the country’s southern border – and claimed that Mexico would pay for it. Halfway through his first term, the president now is insisting that Congress pony up the funds to build it. Of course, he’s just one of many New York politicians who have reversed their positions. Here are some of the more noteworthy ways our elected officials have “evolved” – some might say flip-flopped – on the issues.

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2017: “It’s a gateway drug, and marijuana leads to other drugs and there’s a lot of proof that that’s true. There’s two sides to the argument. But I, as of this date, I am unconvinced on recreational marijuana.” 2018: “Let’s legalize the adult use of recreational marijuana once and for all.”

ON DRIVER’S LICENSES FOR IMMIGRANTS

2007: “I do not support the governor’s plan to give driver’s licenses to illegal immigrants. I have a problem with that, ladies and gentlemen.” 2018: “We’ve seen a different climate right now, particularly with what is happening with immigration at a national level and having been in Congress and seen the needs for people to be able to get to jobs, the farmers in upstate New York here who have been clamoring for this, I would say that my position now is different.”

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ON HOMELESSNESS 2015: “Homelessness is not going up, thank God.” 2017: “We too felt we were always playing from behind, that the crisis always seemed to be bearing down on us, the numbers always seemed to be growing.”

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2004: “I believe that marriage should be between a man and a woman. That’s my personal belief. … And so I voted, for instance, for DOMA, which is called the Defense of Marriage Act, which said that one state didn’t have to recognize another state.” 2009: “It’s time. Equality is something that has always been a hallmark of America and no group should be deprived of it. New York, which has always been at the forefront on issues of equality, is appropriately poised to take a lead on this issue.”

KIRSTEN GILLIBRAND ON GUN RIGHTS

2009: “If I want to protect my family, if I want to have a weapon in the home, that should be my right.” 2012: “As a mother, and a lawmaker, I will not allow these tragedies, and the roughly 34 gun violence related deaths that happen every day, to go unanswered. We can no longer sweep the conversation about access to guns under the rug, it is time to demand real solutions.”


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What’s not in Cuomo’s budget? The governor’s wide-ranging proposal left out some major priorities from both sides of the aisle. by Annie McDonough

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OV. ANDREW CUOMO’S budget proposal for fiscal year 2020 – and the nearly two-hour address that accompanied it – was filled with advancements on key progressive measures, including legalizing recreational marijuana and enshrining aspects of the Affordable Care Act in state law, as well as a few ideas popular on the right, such as a permanent property tax cap and increased funds for upstate development. But several policy ideas tossed around by both Democrats and Republicans were left out of Cuomo’s budget proposal, suggesting that they are not a priority for him. These are a few of the big-ticket items that were overlooked.

A $2 billion education funding bump Cuomo’s budget proposed a $1 billion boost in education aid, which falls short of the $2.1 billion that the state Board of Regents has said is neces-

sary to meet students’ needs. The new budget proposal also calls for a $338 million increase in Foundation Aid – funds that primarily are meant to help poorer school districts. The fight over school funding has been ongoing since a 1993 lawsuit by an advocacy group called the Campaign for Fiscal Equity led to the state Court of Appeals requiring that more funds be allocated to New York City classrooms. Cuomo and others have argued that that requirement has been fulfilled, while state education officials have said that much more is owed. “Everybody wants more money for everything,” Cuomo recently told WAMC. “Education, we spend more than any state in the United States, double the national average. ‘Well we want more.’ I know, but it’s double the national average.” The governor instead proposed a new formula for distributing funds that he said would require districts to send a significant portion of school aid to the neediest schools. The plan would be submitted for approv-

al to the state Education Department.

Universal rent control The issue of affordable housing was not ignored in the governor’s budget, as it proposed continuing a $20 billion affordable housing and homelessness initiative, which invests in creating and preserving affordable and supportive housing. The new budget proposes that resources continue to be devoted to specific needs, including senior housing, new construction and developments owned and operated by the New York City Housing Authority – a body that has received considerable criticism in the past year. While Cuomo’s budget proposal referenced reforms to rent regulation, he left out a big talking point for tenant advocacy groups, and for his primary challenger Cynthia Nixon: universal rent control. Rent regulation reform has long been on the Democrats’ agenda, but members of the party’s left wing – like state Sen. Julia Salazar  – have advo-

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Single-payer health care

cated for universal rent control, which would theoretically include measures like expanding existing rent regulations beyond New York City and eliminating preferential rent.

Progressive Democrats have been pushing a version of single-payer health care under the New York Health Act, and with a new Democratic majority in the state Senate, the bill may finally have a chance at passing. But Cuomo made no mention of the bill or the idea of introducing a single-payer system in the state – something he has said in the past would be too expensive to enact. The bill, sponsored by Assemblyman Richard Gottfried and state Sen. Gustavo Rivera, proposes one public health care provider and a ban on the sale of private health insurance unless it offers additional coverage not included in the state plan. It’s a bold proposal that hasn’t been enacted in any state, and Cuomo’s omission of this progressive priority is not surprising given its hefty price tag. Health care initiatives that Cuomo did advance in his budget address include a move to enshrine certain key provisions of the Af-

fordable Care Act in state law, invest $15 million in enhanced services to the elderly and introduce legislation to codify Roe v. Wade into state law and protect access to contraception.

Scaffold Law Another issue not mentioned in the governor’s budget was repealing the Scaffold Law, a statute that imposes 100 percent liability for gravity-related injuries on contractors and owners, even if they are only partially at fault. Contractors blame the law for increased construction costs, and while Republicans have pushed for its repeal, those efforts have stalled in the Democratic-controlled Assembly which, like Cuomo, has been accused of resisting reform in the interests of the trial lawyers’ lobby and building trades unions, which can benefit from the law. With both chambers of the state Legislature controlled by the Democrats, the governor’s omission of Scaffold Law

Our Perspective The Experts Tell Us What’s Wrong with the Amazon Deal By Stuart Appelbaum, President, Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union, RWDSU, UFCW

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n January, the RWDSU and four community organizations – Alliance for a Greater New York (ALIGN), Make the Road New York (MRNY), New York Communities for Change (NYCC), and Local Progress – conducted a briefing in the RWDSU’s New York City office to discuss our recently released report “What’s Wrong With Amazon.” Elected officials from Seattle and New York and economic experts discussed Amazon’s effect on communities, and what New Yorkers may expect from Amazon coming to Queens to build its new HQ, with the benefit of $3 billion in public subsidies. The picture they painted was one of a trilliondollar company that may take a lot more from communities than it gives back. NYC City Council Speaker Corey Johnson: “Our city and state got played by Amazon. We need to stand for worker justice and transparency in NYC, and the people in our communities, not trillion-dollar companies.” NYC Comptroller Scott Stringer: “The size of these tax benefits is unprecedented and shines a light on the problems with two outdated programs that

were meant to attract new business to invest in struggling communities outside of Manhattan. Longtime residents of Long Island City, who made the neighborhood appealing for companies like Amazon in the first place, now stand to see huge rent increases. We need to examine these programs that are giving away over a billion dollars in public money, and work with Albany to reform REAP and ICAP to ensure a deal like this never happens again.” NY State Senate Deputy Leader Mike Gianaris: “We are creating 90,000 jobs a year in New York City without giving billions to Amazon, and it’s estimated this deal will just add about 2 percent to that total. Three billion dollars could be much better invested in our many infrastructure needs instead of subsidizing the richest corporation on Earth” NYC City Councilmember Jimmy Van Bramer: “Amazon says this project will be a pipeline of jobs for our city, but we know that may not be true because what we’ve seen and heard about in Seattle. This project will bring in outsiders who could drive up the rents and push out the people that this deal is supposed to benefit.”

changes in his address likely means it will remained stalled.

Republican proposals Not surprisingly, a number of provisions advanced in the state Senate Republicans’ budget plan did not make it into the governor’s proposal. The Senate Republican conference proposed a state spending cap, requiring a two-thirds supermajority vote to raise taxes – to reduce the likelihood of future tax increases – and a measure to direct all tax revenue from marijuana sales to tax relief, in the event that New York legalizes recreational marijuana. While the governor dedicated much of his address to legalizing marijuana, he proposed tax revenue from its sale be directed toward regulating marijuana, a traffic safety committee and small-business development. Unsurprisingly, the governor’s budget did not align with Senate Republicans on making tax cuts a priority.

Greg LeRoy, Executive Director of Good Jobs First: “Since creating its tax-break office in 2012, Amazon has been getting about 20 subsidy packages a year – more than $1.6 billion even before HQ2. And like Walmart, we now know that their deals often include hidden taxpayer costs.” Seattle City Councilmember Lisa Herbold: “We need a compact that creates new corporate responsibility. Councilmember Mosqueda and I are here because we believe that cities need to stop competing and lay down joint conditions in negotiating. Your efforts here could represent a turning point for negotiating development that is inclusive and accountable.” Seattle City Councilmember Teresa Mosqueda: “Over 1,000 people a month are moving to Seattle, which doesn’t prevent the city’s economic inequality between rich and poor from exploding.” Lazar Treschan, of the Community Service Society: “Without investment in our schools and universities to create a tech talent pipeline, subsidizing jobs that real New Yorkers won’t get doesn’t make a lot of sense. We should be subsidizing universal high school internships and our higher education instead, so New Yorkers can compete for the jobs that these development projects are bringing into our communities.” Amazon’s business model is based upon feasting on public subsidies and paying little or no income taxes while mistreating and dehumanizing its workers. This is not what New York needs.

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T’S HARD TO DRIVE more than a few blocks in South Buffalo without running into a stately, century-old Roman Catholic church. The working-class neighborhood, full of large, turn-of-the-century houses split into flats, has produced a long list of Irish Catholic lawmakers – most of them Democrats, many with complex views on social issues that don’t always fall along party lines. The polarizing and larger-than-life Jimmy Griffin, who occupied the Buffalo mayor’s office from 1978 through 1993, came from the neighborhood. Rep. Brian Higgins is from those same streets, as are state Sen. Tim Kennedy and newly seated Assemblyman Patrick Burke. While the neighborhood has become more diverse in recent decades, as African-Americans and Latinos have moved in, the white Catholic identity remains predominant. The Catholic Church has served as a central gathering point, a social mechanism and a source of power for the community. For as long as Catholics have been filling the pews in Western New York, church leadership has exerted great power in the neighborhoods and in the halls of government. “Growing up, there was a clear deference to whatever the priests wanted,” said Burke, himself a practicing Catholic. “They sort of controlled everything that was part of that social life.” As has been the case in so many Catholic communities, the Buffalo Diocese’s response to allegations of sexual abuse has shaken the church to its core. New documents, obtained from a whistleblower by investigative reporter Charlie Specht and reported throughout 2018, showed a pattern of accused priests returning to the ministry in Western New York that was previously unknown. That has contributed to a new political dynamic: Democrats from South Buffalo are engaging in public battles with the church rarely seen before the sex abuse scandals became public, and they are planning to vote with their party for the Child Victims Act, potentially clearing the bill’s path to passage. This past summer, amid a flood of new reporting on the diocese’s secretive and callous handling of sexual abuse accusations, Burke became the first lawmaker to call on Bishop Richard Malone, who has defended his handling of the crisis and refused to resign, to step down. Others, including Kennedy and Higgins, followed. A decade ago, South Buffalo lawmakers publicly calling for a bishop to resign would have been unthinkable. Given the influence that church leaders had with constituents in heavily Catholic districts, challenging them publicly would be a huge political risk. Massimo Faggioli, a professor of theology and religious studies at Villanova University, said that the public’s distrust of the church as a result of these scandals has changed that dynamic. “I think that it’s a sign that the Catholic Church has lost that kind of support from many Catholics,” he said. The disconnect between the church, Catholic politicians and their constituents has been growing for some time. But the growing list of sex abuse scandals has brought a new era in the relationship. “Catholic politicians no longer want to be seen as accomplices of the Catholic Church, especially on the issue of the sex abuse crisis,” Faggioli said. The Child Victims Act is a response to the sex abuse crisis and a reflection of how it has altered New York politics. With Democrats taking control of the state Senate, it appears that the bill – which would lengthen the statute of limitations for sexual abuse victims in both criminal and civil cases – will become law. It has previously passed the Democratic-controlled Assembly and it is supported by Gov. Andrew Cuomo, but it had been blocked by the Republican-controlled state Senate despite overwhelming public support. Opposition among Republicans has generally been ascribed to the Catholic Church’s concern about being opened up to massive liability in potential lawsuits. Dennis Poust, the director of com-


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After reports on the Buffalo Diocese’s handling of abuse accusations, lawmakers called on Bishop Richard Malone to resign.

munications for the New York State Catholic Conference, a group that represents dioceses across the state, said the church is concentrating on helping victims, not on its influence at the state Capitol. “The Church’s focus is first and foremost on supporting victim-survivors of abuse and helping them to heal, and secondly, on regaining the trust of our people by being transparent about what has occurred in the past and by continuing to build on the safe-environment policies that have been put into place to protect children today,” Poust wrote in an emailed statement. Before The Boston Globe first published its groundbreaking investigation into sexual abuse and cover-ups in the Boston Archdiocese, politicians in heavily Catholic states like New York and Massachusetts were extremely cautious about any disagreements with the Catholic Church. But, with the sex abuse scandals – and perhaps other societal changes, as well – that is evolving. Many Catholic Democrats, perhaps most famously former New York Gov. Mario Cuomo, have had complicated political stances on abortion. Cuomo argued that it was his obligation not to impose his Catholic faith, and its opposition to abortion rights, on a pluralistic society. By contrast, his son, Gov. Andrew Cuomo, has rarely discussed his Catholicism, although he has been criticized by a conservative Catholic theologian for taking communion while living with a girlfriend. In his State of the State address this month, however, the younger Cuomo made a forceful case for the Child Victims Act, noting that as a Roman Catholic and a former altar boy, his diverging views on the proposed legislation – and on the matter of same-sex marriage – had been “painful over the years.” These kinds of divisive issues have bubbled up in Buffalo before. Higgins, the Buffalo congressman who favors abortion rights, left a mass in 2007 after being publicly admonished by a deacon from the pulpit. The diocese later apologized. Kennedy, who was publicly anti-abortion rights when first elected to the state Senate in 2010, was taken to task in statements by Malone after saying his position on abortion had changed in 2014. Buffalo-area Republicans have been less vocal weighing in on the church’s sex abuse scandal and what should be done about it. State Sen. Patrick Gallivan, a Catholic Republican who grew up in South Buffalo until

America, insurers and Orthodox Jewish organizations have lobbied at the state Capitol to keep the bill from coming to the floor. Since the election, the church has been taking less of a hard line opposition to the bill, saying they are open to discussing a one-year lookback clause, which could potentially open up the decades-old cases. At a housing event in November, Kennedy, a precise and careful speaker, was reluctant to directly criticize the actions of church leadership and went to great lengths to make clear that sex abuse is a problem that exists far beyond the bounds of the Catholic Church. But he made no bones about his intention to vote for the Child Victims Act. “My expectation, and I believe the expectation of the (Democratic) conference, is that the Child Victims Act will be fast-

A decade ago, South Buffalo lawmakers publicly calling for a bishop to resign would have been unthinkable. he was 10, said he believes that – regardless of a politician’s faith – lawmakers should do their best to keep their personal gripes with institutions of faith out of the public eye. Gallivan, who represents a district that stretches from the suburbs of Buffalo to the suburbs of Rochester, has not called on Malone to step down and declined to offer his opinion on the matter. “I don’t think it’s appropriate for elected officials to be calling for the head of any religious organization to resign,” Gallivan said. “It’s not our role. You’re presumed to have a separation of church and state on certain matters.” Gallivan has tried to cut a middle path on the Child Victims Act, backing some, but not all of its provisions. “Until now, until the abuse crisis, there was a kind of truce or peace in the fact that we do not feel compelled to impose laws that follow the Catholic Church’s teachings,” Faggioli said. “At the same time, we will not do anything to address (scandals) against the Catholic Church.” The church is not the only powerful organization or industry that could potentially be opened up to far greater liability by passage of the Child Victims Act. The Boy Scouts of

tracked … so that we can finally give relief to the pain and, quite frankly, the suffering … that survivors have had to go through for, sometimes, decades,” Kennedy said. Gallivan introduced his own bill days after the election that would not include a look-back period, but would expand the statute of limitations for sex abuse claims and would make members of the Catholic Church and other institutions mandatory reporters, meaning those who know of potential sexual abuse but fail to report it to law enforcement can be held responsible. He made it clear that while lawmakers should not inject their own religious beliefs into politics and policy, neither should they shy away from writing laws that might hurt their standing with their own religious institutions. “I offered it up as a legitimate solution to a problem, and I think it’s really rational,” he said of his bill. The Catholic Church, once wielding great power in the political world, will need to rethink its relationship with lawmakers. “They don’t enjoy anymore that type of protection that was typical of a very old, old world,” Faggioli said.

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HE ELECTIONS ARE OVER. The new session is underway. And a contingent of fresh-faced lawmakers is shaking things up in Washington, D.C. – perhaps none more than New York’s own, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. But she’s not the only New Yorker embarking on a promising congressional career. Three other young Democrats – Anthony Brindisi, Antonio Delgado and Max Rose – helped their party take back the House by flipping seats in swing districts last fall. And let’s not overlook Joseph Morelle, the former Assembly majority leader who succeeded the late Louise Slaughter in a safely Democratic district. Here’s a rundown of all five new lawmakers that New Yorkers elected to serve in the U.S. House of Representatives.


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ANTHONY BRINDISI (D) DISTRICT 22 After knocking out Republican Claudia Tenney in a November nailbiter, Rep. Anthony Brindisi is now set on winning over constituents in his GOP-leaning upstate district. Since being sworn in, the Democratic lawmaker has voted for former Vice President Joe Biden for House speaker instead of political punching bag Nancy Pelosi, advocated for the continuation of health care coverage for people with pre-existing conditions and scheduled his first live town hall meeting in his district this month. (Tenney resisted holding a live town hall with constituents for nine months, and only did so under pressure.) Whether or not Tenney makes it a rematch, watch for Republicans to try to mount a serious challenge in 2020. AGE: 40 GEOGRAPHY: All or part of eight counties in Central New York, the Mohawk Valley and the Southern Tier, including Utica and Binghamton PREVIOUS OCCUPATION: Assemblyman PREDECESSOR: Claudia Tenney ELECTION RESULTS: Brindisi 50.89%, Tenney 49.11% TWITTER: @RepBrindisi HIGH TECH: Brindisi makes a point of staying up to speed on the latest technological trends. As an assemblyman, he successfully pushed the state Board of Regents to create a career and technical education job training and diploma option for high school students.

In the state’s most expensive House race, Antonio Delgado navigated a middle road on his path to victory over incumbent John Faso. Delgado did support Rep. Nancy Pelosi as House speaker, but he did not join a progressive push to abolish U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. In 2020, he may face another tough test in this Hudson Valley swing district. Since taking office, he has continued to defend the Affordable Care Act – which Faso controversially voted to overturn – but he has not joined fellow New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez in calling for a “Green New Deal.” AGE: 41 GEOGRAPHY: All or part of 11 counties in the Catskills and the Hudson Valley between Albany and Poughkeepsie PREVIOUS OCCUPATION: Attorney, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP PREDECESSOR: John Faso ELECTION RESULTS: Delgado 51.36%, Faso 46.15% TWITTER: @DelgadoforNY19, @repdelgado THE LAST WORD: During a contest that had racial overtones, Delgado, who is black, was scrutinized for a past career as “AD the Voice.” “A congressional candidate used to be a rapper,” The New York Times noted. “Will it matter?” It didn’t, and Delgado celebrated by framing his old lyrics – “All the pain and the poverty. Hypocrisy fuels my truth. Ain’t no stopping me. #oneofus” – in his new congressional office.

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JOSEPH MORELLE (D) DISTRICT 25 Rep. Joseph Morelle has big shoes to fill in Congress in replacing the late Louise Slaughter, the long-serving congresswoman who died last year at the age of 88. Morelle, himself a veteran politician who served for nearly a decade as Democratic Party chairman in Monroe County and in 2015 rose to the No. 2 post in the Assembly, easily won the Democratic primary, then coasted to victory in November. He likely won’t match Slaughter’s more than 30 years in Congress, but if all goes well he could represent this Democratic-leaning district for years to come. AGE: 61 GEOGRAPHY: Within Monroe County, including Rochester and much of its surrounding suburbs. PREVIOUS OCCUPATION: Assembly majority leader PREDECESSOR: Louise Slaughter ELECTION RESULTS: Morelle 58.98%, Jim Maxwell 41.02% TWITTER: @RepJoeMorelle TRADITIONAL POL: Unlike the other four first-term New Yorkers in Congress, Morelle closely fits the traditional profile of a representative. He is in the majority not only as a Democrat, but also as a white man, and he also shares the most common background of House members: public service or politics. Plus, he’s 61, while the the average age of his colleagues is around 58.

MAX ROSE (D) DISTRICT 11 Max Rose entered his congressional race with an impressive resume: a degree from Wesleyan University, a master’s degree from the London School of Economics and a Purple Heart for his military service in Afghanistan. But he had to overcome significant hurdles – Staten Island leans Republican, rarely voting for a Democrat for president – to knock out the GOP incumbent, Dan Donovan. After his remarkable upset win, Rose has continued to draw attention to local concerns like the opioid epidemic while straddling the party divide by hosting a bipartisan group of politicians at his swearing-in ceremony, voting against Nancy Pelosi as House speaker and making an early pledge to donate his salary during the shutdown. AGE: 32 GEOGRAPHY: All of Staten Island and parts of southern Brooklyn PREVIOUS OCCUPATIONS: U.S. Army, Army National Guard, chief of staff at Brightpoint Health PREDECESSOR: Dan Donovan ELECTION RESULTS: Rose 53.02%, Donovan 46.57% TWITTER: @MaxRose4NY, @RepMaxRose UNEXPECTED UPSET: While polls had shown Antonio Delgado and Anthony Brindisi were essentially tied in their races leading up to the November elections, Rose was clearly trailing Donovan – and his eventual 6-point victory was perhaps the most unexpected congressional outcome in New York.

ALEXANDRIA OCASIO-CORTEZ (D) DISTRICT 14 Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez shocked the political establishment last summer when she upset Joseph Crowley, the leader of the Queens Democratic Party and a possible successor to Nancy Pelosi, in the primary election. The virtual unknown became an overnight sensation and has been dominating the news headlines for months thanks to her democratic socialist policy positions, her willingness to buck her own party and a remarkable deftness with social media. Already the youngest woman ever elected to Congress, she has become a national icon – and she’s just getting started in a political career that could make history. AGE: 29 GEOGRAPHY: Parts of Queens and the Bronx PREVIOUS OCCUPATIONS: Campaign organizer for Bernie Sanders, waitress, educational director PREDECESSOR: Joseph Crowley ELECTION RESULTS: Ocasio-Cortez 78.17%, Anthony Pappas 13.61% TWITTER: @RepAOC, @AOC TRUMP OF THE LEFT: Is Ocasio-Cortez the answer to President Donald Trump? Both have strong political instincts, came into office as political rookies and have no qualms about forging their own path – even when it might hurt their own party. Their social media savvy alone is enough to draw an analogy, while some observers go even further – including The Wall Street Journal’s Gerard Baker, who called her the “perfect complement” to Trump.

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Alessandra Biaggi (D)

by Rebecca C. Lewis & Zach Williams Robert Antonacci (R) DISTRICT 50 (CENTRAL NEW YORK) TOP PRIORITY: Economic development HOW I WILL GOVERN DIFFERENTLY: I give out my cellphone number to my constituents. POLITICAL HERO: Tony Nesci IF I WERE AN ANIMAL: Bald eagle, because I fly above it all. PREVIOUS JOB/OCCUPATION: Accountant, attorney and basketball referee TWITTER: @NYSenAntonacci PREVIOUS OFFICES HELD: Onondaga County comptroller, comptroller in town of Salina REPLACES: John DeFrancisco (R) PLACE OF BIRTH: Syracuse CURRENT RESIDENCE: Syracuse

TOP PRIORITY: Registering as many 18-yearolds to vote as humanly possible in my district. HOW I WILL GOVERN DIFFERENTLY: I ran as a Democrat and will actually serve as a Democrat and vote with my fellow Democrats to ensure I serve all the people of my district. POLITICAL HERO: My grandmother, Marie Biaggi IF I WERE AN ANIMAL: Lion, because they are wild, relentless fighters that don’t concern themselves with the opinions of sheep. PREVIOUS JOB/OCCUPATION: Attorney, Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s Executive Chamber, Counsel’s Office TWITTER: @Biaggi4NY, @SenatorBiaggi REPLACES: Jeff Klein (D)

James Gaughran (D)

STAT SE DISTRICT 5 (LONG ISLAND)

TOP PRIORITY: Reducing the burden of property taxes on Long Islanders. With the impending cap on SALT deductions by the federal government, Long Islanders are desperate for property tax relief. POLITICAL HERO: President Theodore Roosevelt IF I WERE AN ANIMAL: A giraffe, because I’m tall, have a large heart and have a keen sense of vision, which will help me as I help lead the Senate toward providing real relief to overburdened Long Islanders. TWITTER: @Gaughran4Senate PREVIOUS OFFICES HELD: Suffolk County legislator, Huntington councilman REPLACES: Carl Marcellino (R)

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John Liu (D)

DISTRICT 40 (HUDSON VALLEY)

DISTRICT 43 (CAPITOL REGION)

DISTRICT 11 (NEW YORK CITY)

TOP PRIORITY: Protecting the livelihoods of the workers and municipalities impacted by the closure of Indian Point nuclear power plant. HOW I WILL GOVERN DIFFERENTLY: By engaging in a full and rigorous debate on many of the issues that were stymied by the previous Republican majority. POLITICAL HERO: John F. Kennedy IF I WERE AN ANIMAL: One of my dogs, because they have the life. PREVIOUS JOB/OCCUPATION: Cuomo administration official TWITTER: @SenatorHarckham PREVIOUS OFFICES HELD: Westchester County legislator REPLACES: Terrence Murphy (R) PLACE OF BIRTH: Dallas, Texas CURRENT RESIDENCE: South Salem

TOP PRIORITY: Making New York state a more affordable place HOW I WILL GOVERN DIFFERENTLY: Most of my adult life was spent in the private sector where I started and ran two successful small businesses. My background as a job creator gives me critical insights into the struggles so many of New York’s small businesses face. POLITICAL HERO: President Ronald Reagan IF I WERE AN ANIMAL: A service dog, because I could still be a human’s best friend and I believe strongly in serving and helping others! TWITTER: @NYSenatorJordan PREVIOUS OFFICES HELD: Halfmoon Town Board REPLACES: Kathleen Marchione (R) PLACE OF BIRTH: Philadelphia CURRENT RESIDENCE: Halfmoon

TOP PRIORITY: Protecting women’s health HOW I WILL GOVERN DIFFERENTLY: It’s my firm belief that the best way to achieve the best results for the people is through consultation and collaboration and never “my way or the highway.” POLITICAL HERO: John F. Kennedy, my namesake IF I WERE AN ANIMAL: Definitely not a snake because the state Senate has its own snake decapitator. PREVIOUS JOB/OCCUPATION: Professor TWITTER: @LiuNewYork PREVIOUS OFFICES HELD: New York City councilman, New York City comptroller REPLACES: Tony Avella (D) PLACE OF BIRTH: Taiwan CURRENT RESIDENCE: Queens

Robert Jackson (D)

ATE ENATE DISTRICT 22 (NEW YORK CITY)

TOP PRIORITY: Reforming our broken public transit system, making our subway stations more accessible, pedestrian safety and the expansion of speed cameras throughout the city. POLITICAL HERO: Robert F. Kennedy. Time and again, I find myself revisiting his speech to students at Stellenbosch University in South Africa on June 7, 1966, where he said that we must “remind ourselves every day that we who diet have a never-ceasing obligation to those who starve.” IF I WERE AN ANIMAL: An owl. Being Greek, owls are associated with the goddess Athena, the goddess of wisdom. PREVIOUS JOB/OCCUPATION: General counsel for Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams TWITTER: @agounardes

DISTRICT 31 (NEW YORK CITY)

TOP PRIORITY: Fully funding public education HOW I WILL GOVERN DIFFERENTLY: I will serve all my diverse constituents by listening carefully to them and acting on their behalf in Albany. I also won’t caucus with the Republicans. POLITICAL HERO: Shirley Chisholm IF I WERE AN ANIMAL: A wolf, because they work together to take down enemies bigger than the individual TWITTER: @RJackson_NYC PREVIOUS OFFICES HELD: New York City councilman, president of New York City Community School Board 6 REPLACES: Marisol Alcantara (D) PLACE OF BIRTH: Harlem, Manhattan CURRENT RESIDENCE: Washington Heights, Manhattan

Anna Kaplan (D) DISTRICT 7 (LONG ISLAND) TOP PRIORITY: Sensible gun control legislation HOW I WILL GOVERN DIFFERENTLY: I will work very hard to make good on my promises and deliver results for my constituents on Long Island, and across the state. POLITICAL HERO: Ruth Bader Ginsburg IF I WERE AN ANIMAL: A horse – they’re beautiful and graceful, but also strong and not afraid to work. PREVIOUS JOB/OCCUPATION: North Hempstead councilwoman TWITTER: @AnnaMKaplan PREVIOUS OFFICES HELD: North Hempstead councilwoman REPLACES: Elaine Phillips (R) PLACE OF BIRTH: Tabriz, Iran CURRENT RESIDENCE: Great Neck


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Monica Martinez (D) DISTRICT 3 (LONG ISLAND)

TOP PRIORITY: Safer gun laws, school funding, safer communities, referendums on sewer expansion and passing the Reproductive Health Act HOW I WILL GOVERN DIFFERENTLY: Sen. Thomas Croci served the 3rd to the best of his ability. We applaud him for his service to our great nation. We will listen to our constituents and get work done for the 3rd. IF I WERE AN ANIMAL: Lion PREVIOUS JOB/OCCUPATION: Education FACEBOOK: facebook. com/SenatorMonicaRMartinez PREVIOUS OFFICES HELD: Suffolk County legislator REPLACES: Thomas Croci (R) PLACE OF BIRTH: El Salvador CURRENT RESIDENCE: Brentwood

Rachel May (D)

Zellnor Myrie (D)

Julia Salazar (D)

DISTRICT 53 (CENTRAL NEW YORK)

DISTRICT 20 (NEW YORK CITY)

DISTRICT 18 (NEW YORK CITY)

TOP PRIORITY: Reforming our democracy is my top priority. HOW I WILL GOVERN DIFFERENTLY: I will use my experience in environmental sustainability to bring a “systems thinking” approach to government – recognizing that sustainable solutions require a holistic understanding of the issues and a collaborative process of problem-solving. POLITICAL HERO: I volunteered in Paul Wellstone’s campaigns for U.S. Senate and greatly admired his down-toearth, commonsense approach to progressive politics. TWITTER: @RachelMayNY, @SRachelMay PREVIOUS OFFICES HELD: None REPLACES: David Valesky (D) PLACE OF BIRTH: Waltham, Massachusetts CURRENT RESIDENCE: Syracuse

TOP PRIORITY: My top priority is affordable housing. Brooklyn is facing an affordability crisis that uproots families and threatens communities. State-level policies that favor developers over tenants are behind this crisis, and Central Brooklyn’s 20th state Senate District is at the epicenter. POLITICAL HERO: Barack Obama. He was the first person I ever cast a vote for, and it was incredibly powerful to see someone who looked like me ascend to the highest office in the land. IF I WERE AN ANIMAL: Ever since I was a kid, I loved big cats like leopards, wildcats, including, yes, black panthers. PREVIOUS JOB/OCCUPATION: Associate at Davis Polk & Wardwell TWITTER: @zellnor4ny REPLACES: Jesse Hamilton (D)

TOP PRIORITY: With the rent laws expiring in June, my top priority this session is for us to finally pass rent laws that help and empower tenants across the state. HOW I WILL GOVERN DIFFERENTLY: I don’t want to dwell on the shortcomings of my predecessor; I will say that I will remain fully accountable and attentive to the communities I represent. POLITICAL HERO: One person I really admire is Kshama Sawant, a democratic socialist City Council member in Seattle. PREVIOUS JOB/OCCUPATION: Community organizer TWITTER: @JuliaCarmel__ REPLACES: Martin Malavé Dilan (D) PLACE OF BIRTH: Miami, Florida

Jen Metzger (D)

DISTRICT 42 (HUDSON VALLEY) TOP PRIORITY: Enacting long-awaited reforms to make our government more accountable to the people, including elections, campaign finance and ethics reforms. HOW I WILL GOVERN DIFFERENTLY: I truly appreciate Sen. John Bonacic’s long commitment to public service and I wish him and his family all the best. We come from different political perspectives and will have different legislative priorities in Albany. POLITICAL HERO: Rachel Carson IF I WERE AN ANIMAL: A crow. They are smart, persistent, community-minded and use tools in creative ways to solve problems. TWITTER: @SenatorMetzger PREVIOUS OFFICES HELD: Rosendale councilwoman, deputy town supervisor, chair of Rosendale Environmental Commission REPLACES: John Bonacic (R)

Jessica Ramos (D)

DISTRICT 13 (NEW YORK CITY) TOP PRIORITY: My immediate priority is voting “yes” on the Reproductive Health Act by Jan. 22. HOW I WILL GOVERN DIFFERENTLY: I will serve consistently as an unabashed Working Families Democrat, who fights for all my neighbors. POLITICAL HERO: Jorge Eliécer Gaitán. He was a (Colombian) presidential candidate who was assassinated in 1948, sparking the Colombian civil war that just ended last year. IF I WERE AN ANIMAL: I’d be a tiger, because I trust my instincts. TWITTER: @jessicaramos PREVIOUS OFFICES HELD: Democratic district leader in the 39th Assembly District, Part A REPLACES: Jose Peralta (D)

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Kevin Thomas (D) DISTRICT 6 (LONG ISLAND)

James Skoufis (D) DISTRICT 39 (HUDSON VALLEY) TOP PRIORITY: Government oversight, rooting out corruption and holding state government accountable to the people. HOW I WILL GOVERN DIFFERENTLY: I bring a different political perspective to the district but share a commitment to deliver resources and leadership to my constituents. POLITICAL HERO: My political role models are Bobby Kennedy and Paul Wellstone, two leaders who embodied conviction and spoke truth to power. IF I WERE AN ANIMAL: Orca TWITTER: @JamesSkoufis REPLACES: Bill Larkin (R) PREVIOUS OFFICES HELD: Assemblyman, Woodbury Town Board member PLACE OF BIRTH: Flushing, Queens CURRENT RESIDENCE: Woodbury

TOP PRIORITY: My top priority of 2019 is to be a strong representative for the people who so graciously elected me to serve as New York state senator in the 6th Senate District. HOW I WILL GOVERN DIFFERENTLY: I will be accessible and represent the increasingly diverse population of Senate District 6. POLITICAL HERO: President Barack Obama IF I WERE AN ANIMAL: I would be an eagle because I’m able to look at the big picture but also focus on the small details. PREVIOUS JOB/OCCUPATION: Civil rights attorney TWITTER: @KevinThomasNY REPLACES: Kemp Hannon (R) PLACE OF BIRTH: Dubai, United Arab Emirates

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Catalina Cruz (D)

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DISTRICT 39 (NEW YORK CITY)

DISTRICT 119 (MOHAWK VALLEY)

Pat Burke (D) DISTRICT 142 (WESTERN NEW YORK)

TOP PRIORITY: Campaign finance and election law reform are my top priorities. HOW I WILL GOVERN DIFFERENTLY: The district I represent has long been served by “independent” Democrats, and while I’m also proud of my independence, I will strive to work closely with my colleagues in order to best serve my community. POLITICAL HERO: Oyster Bay Roosevelts – Theodore and Eleanor. IF I WERE AN ANIMAL: I would be an orca because they travel in pods, stay with their families for life and are more emotionally complex than humans. PREVIOUS JOB/OCCUPATION: Bartender, lecturer at Buffalo State College TWITTER: @PatBurke142 REPLACES: Erik Bohen (R) PREVIOUS OFFICES HELD: Erie County legislator

TOP PRIORITY: Priorities include working with members of the community to ensure that the Mohawk Valley and the state of New York continues and grows in a positive and productive manner. HOW I WILL GOVERN DIFFERENTLY: I hope to build on my predecessor’s role. POLITICAL HERO: Bill Goodman, my dad IF I WERE AN ANIMAL: An eagle, so I can always soar high and see many perspectives. PREVIOUS JOB/OCCUPATION: Dean of the Institute for Emergency Preparedness and Public Service at Mohawk Valley Community College TWITTER: None REPLACES: Anthony Brindisi (D) CURRENT RESIDENCE: Marcy

Marjorie Byrnes (R) DISTRICT 133 (FINGER LAKES)

TOP PRIORITY: My very top priority is infrastructure improvements. This includes roads, bridges, culverts and broadband access. HOW I WILL GOVERN DIFFERENTLY: I will be out in the community on a daily basis just as I did during the campaign. POLITICAL HERO: Susan B. Anthony. I was born and raised in the city of Rochester only a few miles from where she lived for 40 years. IF I WERE AN ANIMAL: A chocolate Lab. They are loyal, loving and caring. TWITTER: @Byrnes4Assembly PREVIOUS OFFICES HELD: Rochester City Court judge, Caledonia village trustee REPLACES: Joseph Errigo (R)

TOP PRIORITY: Renewing and strengthening rent laws and tenant protections. POLITICAL HERO: Former Rep. Luis Gutierrez, who first introduced the DREAM Act when I was a teenager. This bill gave me hope, that in spite of my lack of status, there was a better tomorrow for people like me. IF I WERE AN ANIMAL: Phoenix. Although I know it’s not a real animal, my late father always compared me to one because of my ability to rise from the ashes. PREVIOUS JOB/OCCUPATION: Attorney TWITTER: @CatalinaCruzNY REPLACES: Ari Espinal (D) PLACE OF BIRTH: Medellín, Colombia CURRENT RESIDENCE: Jackson Heights, Queens

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SEMBLY Joe DeStefano (R) DISTRICT 3 (LONG ISLAND)

TOP PRIORITY: Trying for a better quality of life for my constituents. HOW I WILL GOVERN DIFFERENTLY: Not much difference. I will be as active as (my predecessor) was. POLITICAL HERO: Ronald Reagan IF I WERE AN ANIMAL: Dog – loyal and lovable PREVIOUS JOB/OCCUPATION: Public safety dispatcher supervisor for the Suffolk County Sheriff’s Office TWITTER: @dacomish REPLACES: Dean Murray (R) PLACE OF BIRTH: Brooklyn CURRENT RESIDENCE: Medford

Simcha Eichenstein (D)

Mathylde Frontus (D)

Jonathan Jacobson (D)

DISTRICT 48 (NEW YORK CITY)

DISTRICT 46 (NEW YORK CITY)

DISTRICT 104 (HUDSON VALLEY)

TOP PRIORITY: I am going to focus on the people of my district and their needs. Improving the quality of life for my constituents is my top priority. HOW I WILL GOVERN DIFFERENTLY: I respect and am thankful to my predecessor for his decades of public service. I am honored to have the opportunity that my constituents have given me. POLITICAL HERO: I hold former U.S. Sen. Joseph Lieberman in very high regard. For me, he has brought an Orthodox perspective to public office while remaining true to his Jewish values. IF I WERE AN ANIMAL: I’m not sure I want to be an animal! TWITTER: @SEichenstein REPLACES: Dov Hikind (D)

Charles Fall (D) DISTRICT 61 (NEW YORK CITY)

TOP PRIORITY: My priorities as a new state legislator in Albany will center on improving transportation in the 61st District. Effective, efficient and accessible transportation is essential for community and economic growth. HOW I WILL GOVERN DIFFERENTLY: It’s not about how I will govern differently. It’s about taking my previous experience working in/with the mayor’s office, parks department, district and community leaders that will set my agenda in the upcoming legislative session. IF I WERE AN ANIMAL: Cheetah. Government often tends to be reactive, not proactive and takes a slower approach to passing effective legislation. PREVIOUS JOB/OCCUPATION: Chief of staff to the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation Staten Island commissioner TWITTER: @Charlesdfall

TOP PRIORITY: I would say my top priority for 2019 is affordable housing. We need to confront the housing crisis head-on by expanding affordable housing units, addressing rent stabilization and recognizing that housing is a basic right. HOW I WILL GOVERN DIFFERENTLY: I have lived a life of community engagement, and I bring that style to my work as an Assembly member now. POLITICAL HERO: Shirley Chisholm – she was bold, spoke her mind and was unbossed and unbought. IF I WERE AN ANIMAL: I would be an eagle. I would love to have an elevated perspective and the ability to see things clearly from afar. PREVIOUS JOB/OCCUPATION: Adjunct professor at NYU, nonprofit consultant and ran a local nonprofit TWITTER: @FrontusforNY REPLACES: Pamela Harris (D)

Judy Griffin (D) DISTRICT 21 (LONG ISLAND)

TOP PRIORITY: Combating the opioid crisis and protecting our environment are two of my biggest priorities as these issues are plaguing Long Island. POLITICAL HERO: Eleanor Roosevelt was an impressive, passionate and courageous woman and leader way ahead of her time. IF I WERE AN ANIMAL: I would be the dolphin because they are great communicators, are nurturing, playful and have a flexible approach. They are very social and one of the few animals that help animals outside their species. PREVIOUS JOB/OCCUPATION: Director of community outreach for state Sen. Todd Kaminsky TWITTER: @judygriffinny REPLACES: Brian Curran (R)

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Jacobson did not provide responses after multiple attempts to attain them. Information was taken from his Assembly and campaign websites. TOP PRIORITY: According to his campaign site, Jacobson’s priorities include ending local school taxes in favor of a statewide tax for equitable funding, expanding college tuition for part-time students, rebuilding infrastructure and expanding health care. PREVIOUS JOB/OCCUPATION: Attorney, assistant counsel to the Assembly speaker, state assistant attorney general, Orange County Democratic Committee chairman TWITTER: None PREVIOUS OFFICES HELD: Newburgh City councilman, state Democratic Committee member REPLACES: Frank Skartados (D)


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THE ASS DISTRICT 9 (LONG ISLAND)

TOP PRIORITY: Preserving and protecting our water quality on Long Island and throughout New York state. HOW I WILL GOVERN DIFFERENTLY: I will be accessible to my constituents at all hours of the day or night, present in the community at events when I am down in the district and assertively handle my constituents’ issues. POLITICAL HERO: President Theodore Roosevelt. A Long Island native, he was a pioneer of conservationism and a champion of the free market, ensuring justice for all and favors to none. IF I WERE AN ANIMAL: The wolf, known to be guardians and loyal. TWITTER: @TheMikeLiPetri REPLACES: Christine Pellegrino (D)

Taylor Raynor (D)

Karines Reyes (D)

DISTRICT 130 (FINGER LAKES)

DISTRICT 18 (LONG ISLAND)

DISTRICT 87 (NEW YORK CITY)

TOP PRIORITY: The most important thing is to ease the financial burden on all New Yorkers by cutting government mandates and creating more economic opportunity. HOW I WOULD GOVERN DIFFERENTLY: Following in Assemblyman Bob Oaks’ footsteps with good strong ethics and moral guidance, to me, is critical. POLITICAL HERO: President Ronald Reagan IF I WERE AN ANIMAL: Eagle, because it symbolizes patriotism and strength. PREVIOUS JOB/OCCUPATION: U.S. Army sergeant, farmer, Lyons town supervisor, Wayne County legislator TWITTER: None REPLACES: Bob Oaks (R)

Karen McMahon (D) DISTRICT 146 (WESTERN NEW YORK)

TOP PRIORITY: My top priority is ensuring that schools receive their fair share of state funding to provide a quality education to all students while ensuring homeownership remains affordable. HOW I WILL GOVERN DIFFERENTLY: I hope to bring people together, because when we all work together, our community is stronger. POLITICAL HERO: Shirley Chisholm TWITTER: @McMahonforNYS REPLACES: Raymond Walter (R)

TOP PRIORITY: Gaining a full financial understanding of operations across the district, communicating that understanding with the community and forming a solid plan to ensure that state funds are effectively addressing the dire needs of District 18. POLITICAL HERO: Harriet Tubman. She was relentless at her purpose of serving others despite the consequences. IF I WERE AN ANIMAL: I would be a jellyfish because they are 95 percent water, some species are immortal and it is in their nature to stay in the moment and go with the flow. PREVIOUS JOB/OCCUPATION: Industrial organizational psychologist TWITTER: @IamTaylorRaynor REPLACES: Earlene Hooper (D)

Michael Reilly (R) DISTRICT 62 (NEW YORK CITY)

TOP PRIORITY: Finding a creative solution that’ll end the opioid and heroin epidemic is at the top of my list. POLITICAL HERO: My political hero is Abraham Lincoln, because, as a leader, Lincoln valued the opinions of others. He lined his team with people who weren’t just yes men, and welcomed many different perspectives to the table. IF I WERE AN ANIMAL: If I were an animal, it would be a dog because they are loyal and reliable. PREVIOUS JOB/OCCUPATION: Member of New York City Community Education Council 31, police officer/lieutenant with the NYPD TWITTER: @MikeWReilly REPLACES: Ron Castorina Jr. (R)

TOP PRIORITY: As a health care professional, one of my top priorities is the health and well-being of our communities. HOW I WOULD GOVERN DIFFERENTLY: As a registered nurse and rank-and-file union member, I believe that my experiences allow me to be more hands-on when it comes to health policy (and) workers’ rights. POLITICAL HERO: Rep. Shirley Chisholm. There is something to be said about a person who goes against the grain and is ahead of their time. IF I WERE AN ANIMAL: I would be a lioness. She does much of the work, while the male lion is known for laying around. PREVIOUS JOB/OCCUPATION: Registered nurse in oncology TWITTER: @KarinesReyesNYC REPLACES: Luis Sepúlveda (D) PLACE OF BIRTH: Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

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SEMBLY Jamie Romeo (D) DISTRICT 136 (FINGER LAKES)

TOP PRIORITY: One of my top will be to make sure the voice of upstate New York remains strong in Albany. HOW I WILL GOVERN DIFFERENTLY: I will work to continue to carry on (Joseph Morelle’s) legacy of service to the greater Rochester area, but also be able to add the voice of a woman, a mother, a single parent to the halls of the state Legislature. POLITICAL HERO: Rep. Louise Slaughter. IF I WERE AN ANIMAL: I asked my son and he suggested a T. rex, that seemed like a decent choice. PREVIOUS JOB/OCCUPATION: Chairwoman and executive director of the Monroe County Democratic Committee TWITTER: @RomeohRomeo REPLACES: Joseph Morelle (D)

John Salka (R)

Colin Schmitt (R)

Mark Walczyk (R)

DISTRICT 121 (CENTRAL NEW YORK)

DISTRICT 99 (HUDSON VALLEY)

DISTRICT 116 (NORTH COUNTRY)

TOP PRIORITY: Top priority is constituent services. HOW I WILL GOVERN DIFFERENTLY: I will have much more energy than my predecessor and will be holding town hall meetings throughout the district on a regular basis. POLITICAL HERO: My political hero was Harry Truman, who had to make one of the most difficult decisions in American history, and that was to drop the atomic bomb on Japan. IF I WERE AN ANIMAL: I guess I would be a giraffe. I have been short all my life and would like a bit of height for a while. PREVIOUS OFFICES HELD: Brookfield town supervisor, member of the Brookfield school board REPLACES: William Magee (D)

Nader Sayegh (D) DISTRICT 90 (HUDSON VALLEY)

TOP PRIORITY: My No. 1 legislative priority is education. I’d like to increase state funding to Yonkers Public Schools by changing the state funding formula, which shortchanges the Yonkers City School District and its students. POLITICAL HERO: John F. Kennedy IF I WERE AN ANIMAL: If I could be any animal, I would choose to be a lion. I aim to be a leader and king of the jungle in all aspects of my life. PREVIOUS JOB/OCCUPATION: Attorney/ educator TWITTER: @NaderJSayegh REPLACES: Shelley Mayer (D) PLACE OF BIRTH: Mafraq, Jordan

TOP PRIORITY: Tax relief HOW I WILL GOVERN DIFFERENTLY: I have a goal to take what is usually expected out of the “typical legislators” office and turn it on its head. POLITICAL HERO: John F. Kennedy IF I WERE AN ANIMAL: A gray wolf because gray wolves develop close relationships and social bonds. They usually are very family oriented and would sacrifice oneself for the overall family unit. PREVIOUS JOB/OCCUPATION: Chief of staff, New Windsor town government TWITTER: @colinschmitt REPLACES: James Skoufis (D)

Robert Smullen (R) DISTRICT 118 (NORTH COUNTRY)

Smullen did not provide responses after multiple attempts to attain them. Information was taken from his Assembly website. TOP PRIORITY: As an assemblyman, Robert will work to lower taxes, lessen regulations to strengthen the state’s economy and protect our liberty. He is committed to providing support for veterans and active service military personnel, drafting legislation aimed at protecting vulnerable New Yorkers and tirelessly working to improve the quality of life for his constituents and the residents of the state. PREVIOUS JOB/OCCUPATION: Marine Corps colonel TWITTER: None PREVIOUS OFFICES HELD: None REPLACES: Marc Butler (R) CURRENT RESIDENCE: Johnstown

TOP PRIORITY: I’ll be working to increase the attention given to the 116th Assembly District, otherwise known as the “Front Yard of America.” HOW I WILL GOVERN DIFFERENTLY: While serving in the Assembly, I will be a check on the proposals that come from the executive. POLITICAL HERO: John Quincy Adams IF I WERE AN ANIMAL: I would be a watchdog because as an assemblyman, it’s my job to be a check on Albany bureaucrats and look out for New York taxpayers. TWITTER: @MarkWalczyk PREVIOUS OFFICES HELD: Watertown City councilman REPLACES: Addie Jenne (D)


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Degrees? The MBA is America’s most popular graduate degree, and it might be perfect for public service.

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ESPITE ITS STANDING as the most popular graduate degree in the country, the Master of Business Administration often flies under the radar of students pursuing careers in public service. But effective government requires strategies designed and implemented by public servants who are capable of bridging gaps between sectors. This is why proponents say the MBA degree has a lot to offer, even to professionals working in and around government. “Markets always seek efficiency, and whether that market is public or private is really irrelevant,” said Lessie Branch, associate dean in the School of Business at Metropolitan College of New York. “The foundational theoretical knowledge that you get from an MBA – such as planning, PUBLISHER'S SECTION

leading, organizing and controlling – are transferable and transportable to any industry.”

THE FUNDAMENTALS OF BUSINESS

Any large organization needs to ensure that limited resources get allocated in the most effective manner possible. The study of organizational behavior – or how individuals behave in working environments – is a core element of any MBA curriculum. Business schools also teach evidence-based decisionmaking, which focuses on how data can be used to make predictions about the future. “How can you recognize what is the best

course of action?” asked Miguel Alzola, an associate professor of law and ethics at Fordham University’s Gabelli School of Business. “What you need to do is a sophisticated cost-benefit analysis, and you need to develop the ability to process tons of information, and make sense of it in a way that allows you to make the best possible choice.” The theoretical and practical skills that bolster private sector profits can do the same for public sector performance. When he was mayor of New York City, Michael Bloomberg leaned heavily on his own perspective as a successful businessman as well as the views of others in the private

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sector. During his three terms in office, Bloomberg had a well-documented penchant for hiring outside consultants to rethink the way city government functions. “The MBA is a degree that allows for creativity and the flourishing of ideas to solve gaps that exist in the market,” Branch said.

MBA VS. MPA

The delivery of services is a function that many private enterprises and public agencies have in common. Recent decades have seen a general trend toward the devolution of human services from the

public to the private sector, and to nonprofits in particular. As a result, both business schools and public affairs schools have adapted their curriculums to focus on health care – one of the fastest-growing sectors of the economy and a field in which nonprofits play a significant role. In fact, nonprofit management is the fastestgrowing component of master’s in public administration programs. MPA programs teach the skills required of public managers and prepare students to face the particular constraints – operational as well as ethical – of working in government. For individuals whose interests lie strictly within the realm of public policy,

an MPA may be the ideal option. On the other hand, an MBA is a versatile degree that is marketable in virtually any sector. Aside from its reputation for providing a good return on investment, part of an MBA’s popularity derives from having many different opportunities upon graduation. Since any department or agency has a budget to manage, professionals trained to assess the financial health of an organization will always be in demand. “An MBA gives you the ability to speak the financial language,” said David Fallo, an energy efficiency consultant at Willdan Energy Solutions who earned an MBA from Fordham. “It’s almost like speaking PUBLISHER'S SECTION


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“Markets always seek efficiency, and whether that market is public or private is really irrelevant.”

a universal language. Every company or organization has money coming in and out.” For better or worse, the spheres of government and business will always overlap. Whether confrontational or collaborative, the two worlds are in regular conversation. In the world’s leading free market economy, understanding the inner workings of private enterprise can’t hurt, no matter which field you wind up in. “I think I had a lot of preconceived notions, or assumptions, about the private sector,” said Ashley Emerole, who worked in city government for several years before enrolling in an MBA program at Indiana University. “I didn’t understand how complex the systems in business would be. I always thought they were motivated purely by profit, but understanding now that there are so many externalities, so many other forces, it really just creates a holistic understanding of the way the world works.”

said. “My perspective leads to me to treat or look at clients in a certain way, and her – Lessie Branch, Metropolitan College of New York perspective leads her School of Business associate dean to look at clients in a different way.” In recent years, BUSINESS AND SOCIAL business schools have placed more of RESPONSIBILITY an emphasis on serving the market in Making money and effecting change in the socially beneficial ways. The premise that world, of course, are not mutually exclusive. stakeholder engagement leads to greater On the contrary, the greatest challenges profitability is more widely accepted than facing society would be impossible to tackle it once was. MBA students, for their part, without close public-private collaboration. increasingly prefer to work for companies Take climate change, for instance. As a that are mission-driven; companies, in consultant, Fallo works with government turn, often pitch themselves to prospective agencies, as well as public and private employees on the basis of their engagement utilities, to make the power grid more in the communities they serve. sustainable, including through programs “The interest of stakeholder groups offering economic incentives. “We’re sometimes may be in conflict, but the working on the same problems from key issue is to understand how they are different angles,” he said. partners in the long term – what is called His manager at the firm, Fallo also the ‘value creation process’ – because, pointed out, holds an MPA. in a sense, we are all in the same boat,” “We have different perspectives,” he Alzola said.

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Erica Leigh Horowitz LLC, Arts. of Org. filed with SSNY 3/14/2017. Office loc: NY County. SSNY has been designated as agent upon whom process against LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, 1967 Wehrle Drive, Suite 1 #086 Buffalo, NY 14221. Purpose: Any Lawful Purpose. Notice of Formation of Spin It Up Sports, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 12/06/18. Office location: NY County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 245 East 58th St., Apt 4B, NY, NY 10022. Purpose: any lawful activities.

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Notice of Formation of 1625 Church Ave LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 11/29/18. Office location: NY County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 1625 Church Ave LLC, 200 West 60th St., Apt. 18C, NY, NY 10023. Purpose: any lawful activities.

Notice of Formation of Bnd Realty LLC. Arts of Org. filed with New York Secy of State (SSNY) on 11/13/18. Office location: New York County. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 55 Broadway, Fl. 3, NY, NY 10006. Purpose: any lawful activity. J PROP REALTY 66B L.L.C. filed with SSNY 10/09/2018. Office loc: NY County. SSNY has been designated as agent upon whom process against LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: United States Corporation Agents Inc, 7014 13th Avenue Ste 202, Brooklyn NY 11228. Purpose: Any Lawful Purpose Notice of Formation of Floridean Realty II, LLC. Arts of Org. filed with New York Secy of State (SSNY) on 12/6/18. Office location: New York County. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 551 5th Ave, Ste 2500, NY, NY 10176. Purpose: any lawful activity. Notice of Formation of Photography by Bonnie Lautenberg LLC. Arts of Org. filed with New York Secy of State (SSNY) on 11/28/18. Office location: New York County. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 521 5th Ave, Ste 1804, NY, NY 10175. Purpose: any lawful activity.

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A. REBECCA KELLY LAW PLLC filed Articles of Organization w i t h the Department of State of NY on 5/18/2018. Office Location: County of New York. The Secretary of State of NY (“SSNY”) has been designated as agent of the PLLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of any such process served to: The LLC, 64 W. 15th St., Apt. 6W, NY, NY 10011. Purpose: any lawful act. Notice of formation of Franks Tribe LLC Arts. of Org. filed with the Sect’y of State of NY (SSNY) on 5/24/2018. Office location, County of New York. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, 155 Wooster St., Apt. 7F, New York, NY 10012. Purpose: any lawful act. GJD ENTERPRISES LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 02/22/18. Office: 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 the LLC, 14 Jackson Street, Suite 4E, New York, NY 10002. Purpose: Any lawful purpose. R. Coker Consultants, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 11/26/2018. Office: Westchester County. SSNY has been designated as agent upon whom process against LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to: R. Coker Consultants, LLC at 170 Martine Avenue, PO Box #8352, White Plains, NY 10601. Purpose: Any lawful purpose. Notice of Formation of {tbsp} LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with NY Dept. of State on 12/12/18. Office location: NY County. Sec. of State designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served and shall mail process to: 134 N. 4th St., Brooklyn, NY 11249. Purpose: all lawful purposes.

Notice of Qualification of OLYMPUS PEAK ASSET MANAGEMENT LP Appl. for Auth. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 12/14/18. Office location: NY County. LP formed in Delaware (DE) on 03/30/17. Duration of LP is Perpetual. SSNY designated as agent of LP upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Attn: Doreen Mochrie, 745 Fifth Ave., Ste. 1604, NY, NY 10151. Name and addr. of each general partner are available from SSNY. DE addr. of LP: c/o Corporation Service Co., 251 Little Falls Dr., Wilmington, DE 19808. Cert. of LP filed with The Secy. of State of DE, Dept. of State, Div. of Corps., John Townsend Bldg., 401 Federal St., Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: Any lawful activity.

Notice of Qualification of LAYTON ROAD GROUP, LLC Appl. for Auth. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 12/12/18. Office location: NY County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 07/27/17. 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: CSC, 251 Little Falls Dr., Wilmington, DE 19808. Cert. of Form. filed with Secy. of State, Div. of Corps., John G. Townsend Bldg., 401 Federal St. - Ste. 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: Any lawful activity.

Notice of Qualification of EAN.com, LP. Authority filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 12/05/18. Office location: NY County. LP formed in Delaware (DE) on 09/30/03. SSNY designated as agent of LP upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: National Registered Agents, Inc. – 111 Eighth Ave., NY, NY 10011. Address to be maintained in DE: 160 Greentree Dr., Ste. 101, Dover, DE 19904. Name/address of genl. ptr. available from SSNY. Cert. of LP filed with Secy. of State, 401 Federal St., Ste. 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: any lawful activities.

Notice of Qualification of VINELIGHT HOLDINGS, LLC Appl. for Auth. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 12/11/18. Office location: NY County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 09/18/17. Princ. office of LLC: 535 Madison Ave., 30th Fl., NY, NY 10022. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to c/o Jason Garmise at the princ. office of the LLC. DE addr. of LLC: c/o Corporation Service Co., 251 Little Falls Dr., Wilmington, DE 19808. Cert. of Form. filed with DE Secy. of State, Div. of Corps., John G. Townsend Bldg., 401 Federal St., Ste. 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: Any lawful activity.

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Notice of Formation of Numad Business, LLC filed with SSNY on August 22, 2018. Office: Westchester County. SSNY designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to Legalcorp Solution : 11 Broadway suite 615, New York City, NY 10004. Purpose: any lawful purpose.


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SUPREME COURT COUNTY OF KINGS U.S. BANK TRUST, N.A. AS TRUSTEE FOR LSF8 MASTER PARTICIPATION TRUST, Plaintiff against JOSEPH FIORE AKA JOSEPH FRANCIS FIORE, et al Defendant(s). Pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered on November 26, 2018. I, the undersigned Referee will sell at public auction in Room 224 of the Kings County Courthouse, 360 Adams Street, Brooklyn, N.Y. on the 31st day of January, 2019 at 2:30 p.m. premises described as follows: All that certain plot, piece or parcel of land, with the building and improvements thereon erected, situate, lying and being in the Borough of Brooklyn, County of Kings, City and State of New York. Said premises known as 1389 Shore Parkway, Brooklyn, N.Y. 11214. (Block: 6468, Lot: 49). Approximate amount of lien $ 386,141.96 plus interest and costs. Premises will be sold subject to provisions of filed judgment and terms of sale. Index No. 500657-17. Charlene Brown, Esq., Referee. Stern & Eisenberg, PC Attorney(s) for Plaintiff Woodbridge Corporate Plaza 485 B Route 1 South – Suite 330 Iselin, NJ 08830 (732) 582-6344 *For sale information, please visit www.auction.com or call 800-2802832* Full of Flavor Tapas, LLC, Arts. of Org. filed with SSNY 12/06/2018. Office

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Notice of Formation of KAZMIERSKI HOLDINGS LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 12/19/18. Office location: NY County. Princ. office of LLC: Attn: Michael Kazmierski, 415 W. 47th St., Apt. 3E, NY, NY 10036. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Corporation Service Co., 80 State St., Albany, NY 12207-2543. Purpose: Any lawful activity.

Notice of Qualification of 980 EAST 149 PROPERTY LLC Appl. for Auth. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 12/05/18. Office location: NY County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 03/26/18. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Corporation Service Co., 80 State St., Albany, NY 12207-2543. DE addr. of LLC: 251 Little Falls Dr., Wilmington, DE 19808. Cert. of Form. filed with Secy. of State, John G. Townsend Bldg., 401 Federal St., Ste. 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: Any lawful activity.

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Notice of Qualification of 116 JOHN STREET NEW MASTER LEASE LLC Appl. for Auth. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 12/20/18. Office location: NY County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 12/14/18. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Corporation Service Co., 80 State St., Albany, NY 12207. DE addr. of LLC: 251 Little Falls Dr., Wilmington, DE 19808. Cert. of Form. filed with DE Secy. of State, John G. Townsend Bldg., 401 Federal St.-Ste. 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: Any lawful activity.

EIGHT VEGAN, LLC filed with SSNY on 09/18/2018. Office: NY County. SSNY designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to LLC: PAOLA BELTRAN 1760 LEXINGTON 4B NEW YORK, NY 10029. Purpose: any lawful act or activity. Bright Future Montessori Daycare, LLC, Arts. of Org. filed with SSNY 10/01/2018. Office loc: Westchester County, N.Y. SSNY has been designated as agent upon whom process against LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, Attn: Jailene Torres, MBA., 249 Lee Avenue, Yonkers, NY 10705. Purpose: Any Lawful Purpose.

Notice of Formation of CWu Property, LLC filed with SSNY on January 1, 2019. Office: Kings County. SSNY designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to LLC: Cara Wu, 1642 Bath Ave #2, Brooklyn, NY 11214. Purpose: any lawful act or activity.

Notice is hereby given that a license, number 1314591 for an “On Premises Liquor License” has been applied for by the undersigned to serve Liquor at retail in the restaurant under the Alcohol Beverage Control Law at Eisenberg’s S.S. LLC d/b/a Eisenberg’s Sandwich Shop NYC, located at 174-176 5th Ave, South Store, New York, NY 10010

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Notice of Formation of Leaders of the Wave, LLC filed with SSNY 12/28/2018. Office: West. County. SSNY desig. agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to LLC: 10 California Road, Mt. Vernon, NY 10552. Purpose: any lawful act or activity. Notice of Formation of MDA PRODUCTIONS LLC. Articles of Organization filed with SSNY on 11/02/2018. Office loc: NY County. SSNY has been designated as agent upon whom process against LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: the LLC at 1430 Broadway, Suite 1401, New York, NY 10018. Purpose: Any Lawful Purpose.

THE CALAVERAS GROUP, LLC, Arts of Org. filed with SSNY 11/06/2018. Office loc: NY County. SSNY has been designated as agent upon whom process against LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to LLC: 2445 8th Avenue, 33A, NY, NY 10027. Purpose: Any Lawful Purpose. Notice of Qualification of ATLAS IMPACT FUND, LP Appl. for Auth. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 11/19/18. Office location: NY County. LP formed in Delaware (DE) on 11/13/18. Princ. office of LP: Attn: Richard Billig, 164 W. 79th St., Apt. 11C, NY, NY 10024. Duration of LP is Perpetual. SSNY designated as agent of LP upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Attn: Efrem Kamen, 888 Seventh Ave., 6th Fl., NY, NY 10106. Name and addr. of each general partner are available from SSNY. DE addr. of LP: Corporation Service Co., 251 Little Falls Dr., Wilmington, DE 19808. Cert. of LP filed with Secy. of State of the State of DE, Div. of Corps., John G. Townsend Bldg., Federal & Duke of York Sts., Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: Any lawful activity.

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Notice of Qualification of ATLAS IMPACT FUND GP, LLC Appl. for Auth. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 11/19/18. Office location: NY County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 11/13/18. Princ. office of LLC: Attn: Richard Billig, 164 W. 79th St., Apt. 11C, NY, NY 10024. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Attn: Robert Brown, 164 W. 79th St., Apt. 11C, NY, NY 10024. DE addr. of LLC: Corporation Service Co., 251 Little Falls Dr., Wilmington, DE 19808. Cert. of Form. filed with Secy. of State of the State of DE, Div. of Corps., John G. Townsend Bldg., Federal & Duke of York Sts., Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: Any lawful activity.

DB Printing & Promotional Products LLC, Arts. of Org. filed with SSNY 9/26/2018. Office loc: Westchester County. SSNY has been designated as agent upon whom process against LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: LLC: United States Corporation Agents, inc., 7014 13th Avenue, Suite 202, Brooklyn, NY 11228. Purpose: Any lawful purpose

NOTICE OF FORMATION of 1134 Fulton Street Investor LLC. Art. of Org. filed with the Secy of State of NY (SSNY) on 12/18/18. Off. Loc.: NY County. SSNY has been desig. as agent upon whom process against it may be served. The address to which the SSNY shall mail a copy to is: The LLC, 515 Ocean Ave, Lawrence, NY 11559 . Purpose: Any lawful act

Song Family LLC Arts of Org filed with NY Sec of State (SSNY) on 8/24/18. Office: New York County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 482 Greenwich St., NY, NY 10013. General Purposes.

Notice of Formation of APMD Properties 122 LLC filed with SSNY on December 5th 2018. Office: Westchester County. SSNY designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to LLC: United States corporation agents, inc. 7014 13th Avenue suite 202, Brooklyn, n.y. 11228 Purpose: any lawful act or activity.

Notice of Formation of Amber Vittoria, LLC filed with SSNY on January 1, 2019. Office: NY County. SSNY designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to LLC: 61 Lexington Avenue, Apt. 6A, NY, NY 10010. Purpose: any lawful act or activity.

Notice of Formation of AB telecommunication Specialists, LLC filed with SSNY on August 17th, 2018. Office: NY County. SSNY designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to LLC: 316 East 83rd Street, 3B New York NY 10028. Purpose: any lawful act or activity.

Notice is hereby given that a license, number 1315537 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 28 Liberty Street, Sub-Cellar 2 & Sub-Cellar 3, New York, NY 10005 for on premises consumption. Alamo Liberty, LLC d/b/a Alamo Drafthouse Cinema & Video Vortex

Notice of Formation of W7W Real Estate Holdings, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 12/17/18. 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 Tarter Krinsky & Drogin LLP, Att: Perry Cohen, 1350 Broadway, NY, NY 10018. Purpose: any lawful activities.


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Notice of formation of Klarbach Capital LLC. Articles of organization filed with the Secretary of State of N.Y. (SSNY)on 1/2/2019. 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 process to the LLC at1430 BROADWAY STE 1615, New York, NY10018. Purpose: Any lawful activity. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT A LICENSE, SERIAL # 1315476 FOR LIQUOR, WINE, & BEER HAS BEEN APPLIED FOR BY THE UNDERSIGNED TO SELL LIQUOR, WINE, & BEER AT RETAIL UNDER THE ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE CONTROL LAW AT 2791 BROADWAY NEW YORK, NY 10025. NEW YORK COUNTY, FOR ON PREMISE CONSUMPTION. 2791 BROADWAY RESTAURANT GROUP LLC. Notice of Qual. of CORPORATE ACCESS GROUP, LLC, Authority filed with the SSNY on 12/18/2018. Office location: NY County. LLC formed in DE on 12/14/2018. SSNY is designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, 902 Broadway, Ste 1611, NY, NY 10010 Attn: Tamer Farooqui. Address required to be maintained in DE: 160 Greentree Dr., Ste 101, Dover, DE 19904. Cert of Formation filed with DE Div. of Corps, 401 Federal St., Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: Any Lawful Purpose. Notice of Formation of The Perez Agency, LLC filed with SSNY on December 6, 2018. Office: Westchester County. SSNY designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to LLC: 23 Mackellar Ct., Peekskill, NY 10566. Purpose: any lawful act or activity.

Notice of Formation of NEVIS GERMANY LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 12/19/18. Office location: NY County. Princ. office of LLC: 1501 Broadway, 24th Fl., NY, NY 10036. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to c/o Adventureland Limited Liability Company at the princ. office of the LLC. Purpose: Any lawful activity.

NOTICE OF SALE SUPREME COURT COUNTY OF KINGS MTGLQ Investors, LP, Plaintiff AGAINST Oliver Barrett; et al., Defendant(s) Pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale duly dated November 28, 2018 I, the undersigned Referee will sell at public auction at the Kings County Supreme Court, 360 Adams Street, Room 224, Brooklyn, NY 11201 on February 21, 2019 at 2:30PM, premises known as 1740 East 54th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11234. All that certain plot piece or parcel of land, with the buildings and improvements erected, situate, lying and being in the Borough of Brooklyn, County of Kings, City and State of NY, Block 8493 Lot 71. Approximate amount of judgment $685,206.78 plus interest and costs. Premises will be sold subject to provisions of filed Judgment Index# 500455/2016. Jack Segal, Esq., Referee Shapiro, DiCaro & Barak, LLC Attorney(s) for the Plaintiff 175 Mile Crossing Boulevard Rochester, New York 14624 (877) 430-4792 Dated: December 14, 2018 59942

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Notice of Qualification of Setauket Energy Storage, LLC. Authority filed with NY Dept. of State on 12/20/18. Office location: NY County. LLC formed in DE on 12/12/18. NY Sec. of State designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served and shall mail process to: Cogency Global Inc. (CGI), 10 E. 40th St., 10th Fl., NY, NY 10016. DE address of LLC: CGI, 850 New Burton Rd., Ste. 201, Dover, DE 19904. Cert. of Form. filed with DE Sec. of State, 401 Federal St., Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: all lawful purposes.

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT A LICENSE, SERIAL # 1315565 FOR WINE & BEER HAS BEEN APPLIED FOR BY THE UNDERSIGNED TO SELL WINE & BEER AT RETAIL UNDER THE ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE CONTROL LAW AT 1063 BEDFORD AVE BROOKLYN, NY 11216. KINGS COUNTY, FOR ON-PREMISE CONSUMPTION. VINOPHILI LLC. Notice of Qualification of Nassau County Energy Storage, LLC. Authority filed with NY Dept. of State on 12/20/18. Office location: NY County. LLC formed in DE on 12/12/18. NY Sec. of State designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served and shall mail process to: Cogency Global Inc. (CGI), 10 E. 40th St., 10th Fl., NY, NY 10016. DE address of LLC: CGI, 850 New Burton Rd., Ste. 201, Dover, DE 19904. Cert. of Form. filed with DE Sec. of State, 401 Federal St., Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: all lawful purposes.

LADY STARDUST, L.L.C. Arts. of Org. filed with SSNY 01/03/2019. Office loc: Kings County. SSNY has been designated as agent upon whom process against LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, Attn: Katherine Blumm, 45 Hoyt Street, Brooklyn NY 11201. Purpose: Any Lawful Purpose.

Blue Lagoon Hospitality, LLC filed with SSNY on August 30, 2 0 1 8 . Office: NY County. SSNY designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to LLC: 328 E 51st Street, NY, NY 10022. Purpose: any lawful act or activity.

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT A LICENSE, SERIAL # 1314874 FOR LIQUOR, WINE, & BEER HAS BEEN APPLIED FOR BY THE UNDERSIGNED TO SELL LIQUOR, WINE, & BEER AT RETAIL UNDER THE ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE CONTROL LAW AT 988 MANHATTAN AVE BROOKLYN, NY 11222. KINGS COUNTY, FOR ON PREMISE CONSUMPTION. SIRE RESTAURANT GROUP LLC.

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Notice is hereby given a license, number 1315553 for on-premises Liquor has been applied for by the undersigned to sell liquor at retail in a Hotel under the Alcoholic Beverage Control Law at 109-123 West 56th St., a/k/a 118 West 57th St., New York, NY 10017 for on premises consumption. Parker57 LLC and Thompson Hotels, LLC Notice of Formation of Nova Styles, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 12/14/18. 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: 229 E. 85th Street #165, NY, NY 10028. Purpose: any lawful purpose.

Notice of Qualification of BOOKSMART PROPERTIES LLC Appl. for Auth. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 12/28/18. Office location: NY County. LLC formed in Connecticut (CT) on 11/15/13. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to c/o Village Suds, 627 Mamaroneck Ave, Mamaroneck, NY 10543. CT addr. of LLC: Booksmart Properties LLC, 3 Happy Hill Rd., Stamford, CT 06903. Cert. of Form. filed with Secy. of State of the State of CT, 30 Trinity Street, P.O. Box 150470, Hartford, CT 06115-0470. Purpose: Any lawful activity. VIBE SUPPLY, LLC, Art. of Org. filed with SSNY 01/03/2019. Office: Westchester County. SSNY has been designated as agent upon whom process against LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: VIBE SUPPLY, LLC Attn: Mickel Dussuaud., 5 Clinton PL 2A New Rochelle NY 10801. Purpose: Any Lawful purpose. Notice is hereby given that a license, number 1313621 for an “On Premises Liquor License” has been applied for by the undersigned to serve Liquor at retail in the restaurant under the Alcohol Beverage Control Law at Metz Zutto Ramen Inc. DBA: Zutto Japanese American Pub located at 77-79 Hudson Street, New York, NY 10013 Notice of Qualification of Rakuten Commerce LLC. Authority filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 12/21/18. Office location: NY County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 08/03/1998. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 800 Concar Dr., Ste. 175, San Mateo, CA 94402. Address to be maintained in DE: 3500 South DuPont Hwy., Dover, DE 19901. Arts of Org. filed with the DE Secy. of State, Division of Corporations; John G. Townsend Bldg., 401 Federal St. Ste. 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: any lawful activities.

Notice of Formation of WHITE UNICORN LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 01/10/19. Office location: NY County. Princ. office of LLC: 104 E. 10th St., NY, NY 10003. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Corporation Service Co., 80 State St., Albany, NY 12207. Purpose: Any lawful activity.

Notice of Qualification of Sugar Maple Solar, LLC. Authority filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 12/13/18. Office location: NY County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 11/30/18. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 111 Eighth Ave., 13th Fl., NY, NY 10011. Address to be maintained in DE: 160 Greentree Dr., Ste. 101, Dover, DE 19904. Arts of Org. filed with the Secy. of State, Div. of Corporations, John G. Townsend Bldg., 401 Federal St., Ste. 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: any lawful activities.

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT A LICENSE, SERIAL # 1314865 FOR WINE & BEER HAS BEEN APPLIED FOR BY THE UNDERSIGNED TO SELL WINE & BEER AT RETAIL UNDER THE ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE CONTROL LAW AT 600 S. OYSTER BAY ROAD HICKSVILLE, NY 11801. NASSAU COUNTY, FOR ON-PREMISE CONSUMPTION. POTASIA HICKSVILLE LLC

MARISCOS CHELSEA, LLC, Arts. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 10/26/2015. Office loc: NY County. SSNY has been designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: Watchale LLC, 63 Bank St. Apt 1B, NY, NY 10014. Purpose: Any Lawful Purpose.


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Global S Contracting LLC, Arts. of Org. filed with SSNY 10/03/2017. Office loc: Richmond County. SSNY has been designated as agent upon whom process against LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 7014 13th Avenue, Suite 202, Brooklyn, New York, 11228. Purpose: any lawful act or activity. THE ANNUAL RETURN OF THE PACK FAMILY FOUNDATION for the fiscal year ended November 30, 2018 is available at its principal office located at 12 Herkimer Road, Scarsdale, NY 10583 for inspection during regular business hours by any citizen who requests it within 180 days hereof. Principal Manager of the Foundation is Loren P. Beyer.

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT A LICENSE, SERIAL # 1315700 FOR LIQUOR, WINE, & BEER HAS BEEN APPLIED FOR BY THE UNDERSIGNED TO SELL LIQUOR, WINE, & BEER AT RETAIL UNDER THE ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE CONTROL LAW AT 28 GARTH RD SCARSDALE, NY 10583. WESTCHESTER COUNTY, FOR ON PREMISE CONSUMPTION. SCUE CORP.

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT A LICENSE, SERIAL # 1315742 FOR LIQUOR, WINE, & BEER HAS BEEN APPLIED FOR BY THE UNDERSIGNED TO SELL LIQUOR, WINE, & BEER AT RETAIL UNDER THE ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE CONTROL LAW AT 195 DEKALB AVE BROOKLYN, NY 11205. KINGS COUNTY, FOR ON PREMISE CONSUMPTION.

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ANITAFOREVER LLC.

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NOTICE OF FORMATION of 50 WEST 14B HOLDINGS LLC Articles of Org. filed with Secretary of State of NY (SSNY) on 12/3/2018. Office location: NY County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. Original address of process was 50 West Street, Apartment 14B, NY, NY 10006 as amended by Cert. of Amendment filed with SSNY on 12/31/2018. SSNY shall mail process to: 280 Stonewall Lane, Fairfield, CT 06824. Purpose: Any lawful activity. The LLC is to be managed by one or more managers.

E Conn’s Magic Mirror Photo Booth, LLC, filed with SSNY 01/09/2019. Office loc: Westchester County. SSNY has been designated as agent upon whom process against LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, Registered Agent: Naomi Halevi., 10 California Rd., Mount Vernon, NY 10552. Purpose: Any Lawful Purpose.

PUBLIC NOTICE SprintCom, Inc. (SPRINT) proposes to install equipment and antennas to a structure at 87-50 167th St in Jamaica, NY (41987). In accordance with the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966 and the 2005 Nationwide Programmatic Agreement, SPRINT is hereby notifying the public of the proposed undertaking and soliciting comments on Historic Properties which may be affected by the proposed undertaking. If you would like to provide specific information regarding potential effects that the proposed undertaking might have to properties that are listed on or eligible for listing in the National Register of Historic Places and located within 1/2 mile of the site, please submit the comments (with project number) to: RAMAKER, Contractor for SPRINT, 855 Community Dr, Sauk City, WI 53583 or via e-mail to history@ramaker.com within 30 days of this notice.

STORAGE NOTICE Midtown Moving & Storage Inc. will sell at Public Auction at 810 East 170 Street, Bronx NY 10459 at 6:00 P.M. on February 12th, 2019 for due and unpaid charges by virtue of a lien in accordance with the provisions of the law and with due notice given all parties claiming an interest therein, the time specified in each notice for payment of said charges having expired household furniture & effects, pianos, trunks, cases, TV’s, radios, hifi’s, refrigerators, sewing machines, washers, air conditioners, household furniture of all descriptions and the contents thereof, stored under the following names: -AZAZ AHMED -CLAVERO, FELICITA/ VELEZ JOSE CRUZ -CAMPBELL, ANTHONY -COYLE, JANE -DELGADO, HENRY -ELLIS MCKAY, SHANAY -FATOUMATA, BAH -GARCIA MARGARITA/ GARCIA DAVID -GARBACZ, EDWARD -GUZMAN, JOSE -GILLESPIE, SARA -STEPTOE, TERRY

-GOLDMARKS, SEAN -HOLLINGS WORTH MARILYN AS DAUGHTER AND RAY OF KIN TO WHITE/SARAH DECEASED -JUDY, MCEACHIN -MCMILLAN, LEROY -PENA, MARIA -URBANSKI, MICHALEWIZ -VELEZ, HARRY -WILLIAMS, LYNVAL -MYLES, ASHANTI

APP FOR AUTH for SHAKE SHACK NEW YORK LLC App for Auth filed with SSNY 9/3/15 LLC. Registered in Delaware on 5/12/15 Off. Loc.: New York Co. SSNY designated as agent upon whom process may be served & shall mail process to: c/o Shake Shack Enterprises LLC, 24 Union Square East, 5th Fl., New York, NY 10003. Purpose: Any lawful act or activity.

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The Loft Party, LLC, Arts. of Org. filed w SSNY 1/14/19. Office loc: NY County. SSNY has been designated as agent upon whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: M.P. Moore, 335 Carroll St, 1D, Brooklyn, NY 11231. Purpose: Any Lawful Purpose.

PUBLIC NOTICE Eastern Shore Towers, LLC (EASTERN SHORE) proposes to construct a 155’ monopole along 40 Frost Mill Rd in Mill Neck, NY (Job #42451). In accordance with the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966 and the 2005 Nationwide Programmatic Agreement, EASTERN SHORE is hereby notifying the public of the proposed undertaking and soliciting comments on Historic Properties which may be affected by the proposed undertaking. If you would like to provide specific information regarding potential effects that the proposed undertaking might have to properties that are listed on or eligible for listing in the National Register of Historic Places and located within 1/2 mile of the site, please submit the comments (with project number) to: RAMAKER, Contractor for EASTERN SHORE, 855 Community Dr, Sauk City, WI 53583 or via e-mail to history@ramaker.com within 30 days of this notice.

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