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RALPH R. ORTEGA Interim editor-in-chief

THIS WEEK’S COVER STORY contains graphic descriptions of sexual assault that emerged from a yearlong investigation by City & State and Type Investigations into how New York falls short on complaints against doctors. The story by Emrys Eller, an independent journalist in New York, delves into the work of the Office of Professional Medical Conduct, or OPMC, which is the state Department of Health’s investigative arm that looks into allegations made against physicians. Interviews with former employees and a deep dive into hundreds of documents revealed an office that’s not as effective as it should be when holding doctors accused of inappropriate behavior accountable. Gov. Andrew Cuomo reintroduced reform proposals in January after they failed to pass in the Legislature last year. A year ago, Arthur Fougner, president of the Medical Society of the State of New York, had a meeting with then-OPMC Deputy Director Paula Breen and the state health commissioner where he voiced due process concerns, according to the group’s February 2020 newsletter. Fougner said in the newsletter that Breen reassured that the “concerns were largely unfounded.” The group then launched a writing campaign to state lawmakers and urged its membership to attend a meeting with legislators in Albany. A reform bill, sponsored by then-Assembly Member Aravella Simotas, only had a requirement that made some investigations and private warnings public. And Simotas was out after losing in the 2020 Democratic primary. Hopefully lawmakers will move to enact reforms that more strongly discipline bad doctors who’ve betrayed their oath to do no harm.

CONTENTS FIRST READ … 4 The week that was

LEFTOVER VACCINES … 8 What happens to unused COVID-19 doses? RALPH R. ORTEGA; LEV RADIN/SHUTTERSTOCK

BAD DOCTORS … 10 Where was the state Health Department?

NONPROFIT POWER 100 … 16 As the state works to distribute vaccines, some people have found ways to obtain shots before they are eligible.

The leaders who helped New York through the pandemic

WINNERS & LOSERS … 50

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“Apologize? Look, I have said repeatedly we made a mistake in creating the void. ” Gov. Andrew Cuomo now faces more federal investigations into nursing home deaths in New York.

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distrust. But he insisted that there is nothing related to nursing homes and the state’s release of data for lawmakers or others to investigate. That isn’t stopping federal prosecutors however. The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of New York and the FBI opened an investigation into the state’s handling of nursing home deaths during the pandemic and its release of information. The probe was only started after a call between Cuomo’s staff and lawmakers

Another week brought fresh troubles for Gov. Andrew Cuomo and his administration amid the growing nursing home deaths scandal. Cuomo started the week offering something of a mea culpa that fell short of an actual apology. The governor admitted that failing to provide the full data sooner created a “void of information” that led to conspiracy theories and 17, Wednesday, February

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–Gov. Andrew Cuomo, when asked if he would apologize for his actions on nursing home deaths, via The New York Times

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reportedly has not been cooperative, taking several months to comply with the department’s first request for information. Additionally, at the state level, momentum is growing among members of both parties to reduce Cuomo’s power in the wake of the scandal. State Senate Democrats plan to vote on legislation that will rescind the governor’s emergency powers that were approved at the beginning of the pandemic, while also creating a 10-person commission to review and approve of all future executive actions during the crisis. Republicans in the Assembly, meanwhile, are looking to form an impeachment commission. Although a handful of Democrats have raised the specter of impeachment, the prospect still remains highly unlikely. And while a new poll shows that approval of Cuomo’s handling of nursing homes has gone down, his overall approval ratings still remain high.

“The public deserves to have checks and balances.” –state Senate Majority Leader Andrea StewartCousins, in a statement confirming that her chamber intends to rescind Cuomo’s emergency powers, via the Times

That’s not all for the latest on nursing homes. Cuomo also went on the offensive against one of his most vocal critics on the nursing home issue: Assembly Member Ron Kim. In response to a New York Post article in which Kim and other Assembly members called on the federal government to investigate Cuomo for obstruction of justice, Cuomo dedicated a

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significant portion of one of his press conferences to discredit Kim. The governor accused Kim of engaging in pay-to-play corruption over legislation to better regulate nail salons from six years ago and suggested that Kim is holding a grudge from that time when the pair were on opposite sides of the issue. The personal attack surprised many observers and prompted both Democrats and Republicans to come to Kim’s defense. Soon after the public tirade from governor, CNN reported that Cuomo allegedly called Kim the evening the Post broke the story and threatened his political career if he did not release a statement defending the administration. Cuomo’s aides have denied that the governor threatened Kim at any point during the phone call. Cuomo’s penchant for aggressive phone calls to critics – including those in the media – that some described as bullying, has been an open secret among politicos for years, but the Kim incident is shedding

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fresh light on the habit. New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio called it “classic Andrew Cuomo,” adding that he has been on the receiving end of such calls himself. He has called for a federal investigation of the governor and a commission to look into nursing home deaths.

MORE PANDEMIC REOPENINGS

Cuomo announced more reopenings as new COVID-19 infections and hospitalizations continue trending downward. Indoor amusement parks can reopen starting March 26 at 25% capacity, with outdoor parks returning at 33% starting April 9. Sleepaway summer camps are also on track to open this summer. This comes after the state hit a record number of vaccination appointment sign-ups in one day when eligibility opened up to people with underlying health conditions, although supply lines continue to hinder vaccination efforts throughout the state.

Amusement parks like Luna Park in Coney Island are getting the go-ahead to reopen this spring.

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TUESDAY 2/23 A panel of New York City officials will discuss the effects of COVID-19 on industry in the five boroughs at a 2 p.m. event hosted by City & State.

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Racial disparities in jail getting worse When New York passed bail reform in 2019, lawmakers were trying to reduce the state’s jail population and tackle racial disparities in detention. While the law has succeeded on the first piece, a new report from the Vera Institute of Justice shows that racial disparities have actually worsened after the bail reform law went into effect in January 2020. Black people in New York City were 5.3 times more likely to be held in jail than white people as of March 2019, according to the analysis. By February 2020, that disparity grew to being 6.2 times more likely and grew slightly more during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic in April. Similar trends were seen beyond the city and were sometimes more uneven in Western New York. Black people in Erie County were 9.3 times more likely to be kept in jail compared to white people in February 2020, when that number was 7.7 times more likely in March 2019. It’s unclear what is driving the trend because of limited data, said Jullian Harris-Calvin, director of the Greater Justice New York program at Vera. “Are police arresting people at different rates for the same charge? What are (district attorneys) doing with those charges once they’re charged? Are they asking for bail more for Black folks and Latinx folks over white folks?” Jail populations declined over the course of the past year, driven both by the bail reform

WEDNESDAY 2/24 Middle school students in New York City are heading back to classrooms for the first time in months.

law as well as the COVID-19 pandemic, which initially slowed down arrests and led judges and prosecutors to take efforts to reduce the number of people sent to jail. Those numbers have ticked back up since the summer, however. The report also found that people in jails were often staying longer, which Harris-Calvin said happened because of pandemic-related court delays and because people held in jail now often have higher bail amounts. In the counties that were surveyed outside of New York City, the report found that the number of people held on bail of less than $1,000 declined by nearly 85% from March 2019 to February 2020. The number of people who were able to post bail in one day or less declined by 15 percentage points in that time period in those counties outside New York City. Harris-Calvin said that higher bail amounts could be a result of judges not taking better consideration of mandates ensuring affordability is taken into account when setting bail. The greater proportion of severe charges, such as violent felonies, landing people in jail also likely played a role in this trend. Overall, it’s still difficult to figure out what the bail reform law’s overall impact has been. “It’s hard to parse out like, how much of this was bail reform and how much it was COVID?” Harris-Calvin said. – Kay Dervishi

THURSDAY 2/25 State Department of Health Commissioner Howard Zucker is scheduled to testify before state lawmakers at a joint budget hearing that begins at 9:30 a.m.

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This will be the first chance that legislators will have to question Zucker about alleged efforts by the Cuomo administration to hide data about nursing home deaths.


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A Q&A with New York City Council candidate

Purchasing a (taxi) medallion was supposed to be about our ticket to this middle-class life.

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Can you talk about your personal experience with the taxi medallion debt crisis? I always describe myself as a daughter of workingclass parents, as a daughter of a taxi driver. Most of my life, we’ve been living paycheck to paycheck. I was just talking to my dad, actually, and I was like, ‘I haven’t gotten this question yet, but just in case I do, what does the month of bills look like again?’ We were always just scrambling to maintain a mortgage on a house, and then any other occuring bills. But on his side with a taxi, it’s like $3,200 a month, plus $800 insurance, plus another

$800 on repairs for taxis, plus surcharge, that was anywhere between $800 to $1,200. So you’re looking at anywhere between $6,000 to $8,000 a month if you add up all your bills. Do we make that much in a month driving a taxi? Absolutely not. The idea of purchasing a medallion was supposed to be about our ticket to this middle-class life. But really, it just was a ticket to debt. And now you have people like my family at risk of losing their home. I haven’t heard lawmakers speak on such personal terms. Do you think you would bring a unique

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perspective based on your experiences if you were elected? This is absolutely a unique experience that I’m bringing to (the) City Council. No one that I know of that’s an elected official right now has this personal experience of navigating a broken, corrupt system that was made by this design to put working-class immigrants in debt. No one. And in fact, the hard part about this is I’ve tried to reach out to everyone I know in political power. No one knows about this system of bankruptcy, and how bad it actually is, and what the medallion crisis has caused all of these predatory lenders

to really have this great power. I get directed from one city agency to the next, from to this pro bono lawyer to the next. This is so serious that people in power don’t even know what to do. What, if anything, has been done to help families like yours? I don’t know. Because I feel like it would have helped us by now. So is it fair to say nothing? We’re at a place where like, for example, at the congressional level, (Rep.) Gregory Meeks has a bill on the floor for tax exemption on medallion debt forgiveness. Great, that needs to be passed. Then you have the stimulus

bill, using some of that money at the congressional level from federal aid to provide debt relief. That means that our city also needs to come to negotiate or agree with the New York Taxi Workers Alliance’s plan to restructure loans at $125,000 so that we’re paying – over 20 years – $757 per month at a 4% interest rate. Apparently, quote-unquote, to our city elected officials, as the mayor said, it would cost too much money. But really, when you break down that amount for the amount of people who need debt relief, it’s holistically, it’s not. It’s not a lot of money. – Rebecca C. Lewis

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LEFTOVER LOTTERY New Yorkers line up hoping to get an unclaimed COVID-19 vaccine dose, regardless of their eligibility. By Amanda Luz Henning Santiago

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T WAS EERILY QUIET at NYC Health + Hospitals’ Gotham Health, Cumberland clinic in Fort Greene, Brooklyn, on an evening last week. So quiet that it’s hard to imagine that a line wrapped around the corner with people waiting patiently all day for a spare COVID-19 vaccine just a few days prior. The clinic said it was out of first doses of the COVID-19 vaccine upon inquiry, which probably explains the lack of a line, as you can’t take a second dose before the first. The city was running low on first doses and is expecting to potentially run out of them. Multiple vaccination hubs around the city have delayed their openings several times due to supply shortages. Only one woman in her mid-30s waited outside of the clinic with her young child, hoping that the clinic was lying about the possibility of first vaccine doses being unavailable to obscure the clinic’s growing reputation for administering any leftover vaccines to those willing to wait for them. “What’s the worst that could happen? I waste one or two hours of my day,” she told City & State. COVID-19 vaccine administrators in

New York have been threatened with large fines if they let any vaccine doses go to waste, yet it’s unclear how the city or state should reallocate unused doses. While state guidance says that hospitals and clinics should be using remaining doses solely for eligible individuals who may not have made an appointment, oftentimes there aren’t any individuals who fit the state’s eligibility profile available to receive them. Some clinics and hospitals in the New York City area have begun administering leftover vaccine doses to individuals willing to wait outside, sometimes all day, to receive some of the spare doses that remain at the end of a full day of vaccinations, regardless of their eligibility. Neither the city’s Department of Health and Mental Hygiene nor NYC Health + Hospitals responded to a request for comment. A 30-year-old man from Crown Heights, who has asked to remain anonymous to protect his identity, told City & State that he waited at the Cumberland clinic from 11:45 a.m. until around 6 p.m. on Friday in order to receive any remaining inoculations available. He was No. 3 on the line that day, which he estimates


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Vaccine providers have struggled to decide what to do with extra shots.

had over 40 people waiting on it. Only five extra doses of the Moderna vaccine remained at the end of the day, which meant he was able to score a coveted dose. “The trash was obviously the worst place that this vaccine dose could have gone – but my deltoid was arguably the second-worst place,” he said. He was tipped off by a friend who had gone to the clinic for an unused dose of the vaccine the previous day. According to the nurse who injected him with the vaccine – and made him an appointment for his second dose – there’s been a line outside of the clinic every day since the city began distributing vaccines. “They didn’t ask about eligibility in terms of people in the line with me when I was sitting in there, (the clinic), filling out the forms or when I was about to get the shot; they asked me for various criteria that they were putting in the computer,” a 25-year-old woman from the area, who asked to remain anonymous to protect her identity, told City & State. She had also been to the Fort Greene clinic to receive one of its surplus vaccine doses. “They asked if I was an essential worker at that point, but it wasn’t a prerequisite. “I think it was definitely understood by

everybody that I was in line with that we were all in the line because we wouldn’t have been able to make appointments otherwise,” she continued. “And that therefore we had no right to a dose and that it was only if they had extras.” The clinic did not respond to a request for comment. These “vaccine hunters,” individuals ineligible for COVID-19 vaccines but seek them out under false pretenses or have driven to different neighborhoods and states for vaccinations, have made headlines in recent weeks. However, unlike those hunting down a vaccine and manipulating the truth to get their hands on one, these individuals are merely taking advantage of the inevitable vaccine spillover that would otherwise go to waste. “I’m happy that I got a dose. I also feel frustrated that we live in a system where, you know ... I work from home and I’m a young person, so I’m definitely not somebody who needed the vaccine most,” said the woman who had received a vaccine at the Cumberland clinic. “At the same time, if it hadn’t been me, it would have been the other young, white people who work from home who were in line behind me.” However, this phenomenon isn’t a new

one. People all over the country have been patiently waiting outside hospitals and clinics since the distribution of COVID-19 vaccines began in the hopes of lucking out and getting a spare dose. In January, chaos ensued when a media post falsely claimed that 400 extra doses of vaccines were available for walk-ins at the Brooklyn Army Terminal, driving hundreds of people to flood the vaccination hub. While clinics and hospitals have not openly stated that extra doses may be available on any given day, individuals who have reaped the benefits of vaccine overflows have been sharing how they scored their dose by word of mouth. A 23-year-old man from Harlem, who asked to remain anonymous to protect his identity, told City & State that one of his co-workers sent out a company email telling his colleagues about a walk-in clinic in the Bronx offering vaccines. The clinic took everyone with an appointment first, then a few hours later invited those without an appointment to come in without asking about their eligibility. “I would assume that most people came because they weren’t technically qualified, but there were also a ton of people that had appointments,” he said.


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Editor’s note: This story contains graphic descriptions of sexual assault.

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ROUND 2009, a 16-year-old girl went to a clinic in New York City for her first gynecology exam. The doctor, a middle-aged man, disarmed her with awkward, self-deprecating jokes. Dr. Robert Hadden had delivered the girl years earlier. He allegedly instructed her to undress, climb onto the table and “get on all fours,” according to court documents related to a lawsuit that was filed in April 2019. After a prolonged exam, Hadden “proceeded to rub both of his ungloved hands up and down her body,” according to the suit, which claims that Hadden penetrated the girl with his hands during two appointments. Neither Hadden nor his lawyer responded to questions for this story. In 2016, Hadden was convicted in a separate case of a criminal sexual act in the third degree, a low-level felony, and forcible touching, a misdemeanor. He served no jail time but he surrendered his license as part of the plea deal. A group of 25 women, including the former patient who says he assaulted her at age 16, is suing Columbia University and affiliated hospitals for allegedly covering up Hadden’s abuse of dozens of women and girls over two decades. More than 140 additional women have come forward with their own Hadden stories, according to Anthony DiPietro, the plaintiffs’ attorney. (The university said in a statement that “nothing is more important” than the safety of patients, and NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital called Hadden’s actions “abhorrent” and “horrific.”) But the lawsuit, while focused on the university and hospitals, also points to another key issue: New York state’s shortcomings when it comes to complaints against doctors and the role of a little-known investigative branch of the New York state Department of Health: the Office of Professional Medical Conduct (OPMC). City & State and Type Investigations spent more than a year investigating long-standing concerns about the agency and how it handles such complaints. We spoke with former agency employees, reviewed hundreds of documents, and analyzed data on doctor disciplinary actions. These interviews and materials depict an agency slow to hold doctors accountable. The attorney for the women accusing Hadden said that between 2012 and 2014, years before Hadden lost his license, at least two of the alleged victims complained to the OPMC, which is required to investigate complaints against doctors and physician assistants; in Hadden’s case, records show that he remained undisciplined until he surrendered his license. The OPMC did not respond to questions about how it handled the complaints. Speaking more generally, Jonah Bruno, the Department of Health’s director of communications, said, “Any notion that OPMC does not consistently act in the interests of patient safety and the integrity of the medical profession is baseless and ridiculous.” In September 2020, a federal prosecutor brought new charges against Hadden for enticing victims to cross state lines for sexual abuse.

One plaintiff, Marissa Hoechstetter, testified at a joint hearing of state Senate and Assembly committees on sexual harassment in the workplace in May 2019. “I know now that what happened to me was allowed to transpire because of a lack of action by his employers and a lack of oversight by regulators,” she said. Critics say that the OPMC’s structure is flawed: that it relies too much on peer review of complaints, that it is overly deferential to doctors’ testimony, and that investigators are overworked and offices are understaffed. Former employees say that the agency’s Manhattan office has struggled to retain investigators. Data from the Federation of State Medical Boards show that the number of investigative staff across the agency’s offices dwindled between 2014 and 2018, but increased significantly in 2020. Last year the governor’s by state budget proposal included a handful of OPMC Emrys Eller reforms, which would have allowed the commisThis article was sioner of health to publicly reported in disclose some investigapartnership tions and lowered the bar with Type Investigations. for summarily suspending a doctor’s license in cases where the doctor “presents a risk to the health of the public,” among other changes. The executive branch also proposed requiring all New York hospitals with emergency rooms to have a sexual assault forensic exam program. “The first responsibility of any medical professional is do no harm, and when someone violates that oath they must be held appropriately accountable,” Gov. Andrew Cuomo said at the time. These reforms “give state health regulators more tools to investigate and penalize providers for dangerous, unethical or illegal behavior.” But after public opposition from the Medical Society of the State of New York, which represents 30,000 doctors and physicians in training, the Legislature rejected all these reforms. In October 2020, the governor signed a separate law that requires medical offices to post information about how to file a complaint with the OPMC. It also requires the agency to post information on its website detailing patients’ reporting rights regarding sexual misconduct. The governor’s 2021 proposal includes similar OPMC reforms as last year. The Legislature will vote on the budget this spring. STAFFERS SPEAK OUT Concerns about OPMC’s oversight go back a long time. In 2009 alarmed OPMC investigators wrote a memo, obtained by City & State and Type Investigations, which asserted that the system was “skewed toward the physician” and that many alleged sexual offenders “walk away with little or no impact.” It described a “revolving door” of repeat offenders. The 2009 memo, penned by a team of five investigators and a secretary – and revealed here for the first time –


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was sent to the OPMC director and other members of the management team, former employees said. It included a 1996 report that the New York State Board for Professional Medical Conduct commissioned to address the rising number of sexual abuse and harassment complaints. That earlier report noted a “favorable bias toward physicians” that “can lead to overlooking, minimizing or excusing physician sexual misconduct and to a reluctance to impose appropriate discipline.” It recommended a broad range of reforms, from a legislative overhaul of state laws to training for investigators, intake staff and the board itself. As of 2009, the new memo asserted these reforms “either were not implemented at all, or not implemented to a degree that changed the Agency process significantly.” In interviews conducted between 2016 and 2021, five former OPMC staff said that the agency’s approach to sexual misconduct cases often fell short. Together, the reports and interviews with former OPMC employees paint a picture of an office culture that placed more weight on testimony from doctors than from patients and pri- Complaints oritized closing cases rather about doctors’ than conducting thorough alleged abuse were investigations. included in the (All the OPMC sources investigators’ we spoke with used to work internal memo. as investigators or supervisors within the OPMC’s Manhattan office but no longer do so. They spoke on condition of anonymity; they said they had signed confidentiality agreements and feared lawsuits.) Four of the former investigators and supervisors we spoke with said OPMC leadership seemed to care less about protecting patients than boosting the agency’s public image by closing cases, often prematurely. “It’s all about the numbers,” said a former investigator. “It wasn’t about the victims, it wasn’t about the patients. It was about closing cases.” Of the 3,755 penalties the board issued from 2007 to 2018, almost three-quarters were negotiated agreements without hearings, according to our analysis of annual reports. In years past, doctors’ attorneys often were able to convince the board not to mention the sexual nature of misconduct in public records, said Michael Kelton, an attorney who defends physicians. He said that the board’s position has evolved, though, and that consent agreements now reference sexual misconduct more openly. Most questions posed to the OPMC for this story went unanswered – about accusations that bosses protect doctors, disregard patients’ claims and routinely close sexual misconduct cases prematurely. “OPMC institutes a formalized staff training program to ensure that investigators fully understand the extensive review process that is neces-

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The A-team supervisor requested that her unit handle sexual misconduct cases because they had heard insensitive comments from male counterparts, said former employees. Once a male supervisor asked a complainant what color underwear she was wearing at the time of the abuse, according to two former OPMC employees. “Sometimes these male investigators were perverts and they liked to ask these questions,” said a former investigaESCAPING DISCIPLINE To understand how investigations reach tor. “That’s why we pushed for the women to their conclusion, it’s important to know get the sex allegations. We felt like the guys how the process works. The OPMC inves- didn’t get it, didn’t take them seriously.” We reached out to the OPMC tigates complaints and the as well as the investigator board adjudicates its findings. who allegedly asked a The OPMC acts like the po complainant this queslice and prosecutor for doctors tion, but our questions accused of professional mis went unanswered. conduct, while the board is Despite the A-team’s more like the judge and jury. efforts, the majority of There are various points sexual misconduct cases at which people in the chain can recommend advancing or ended without punishment, said three former closing the case, or “go/no go” employees. On averpoints, in the terminology of age the agency received an undated OPMC operational manual we obtained. about 8,500 complaints per year between 2007 At the central OPMC of and 2018, the latest data fice in Albany, intake staff available. However, the review incoming complaints number of complaints from across the state. Comrelated to sexual misplaints cover a range of mis– 2009 Office of conduct remains unconduct, from bad record Professional Medical known; in response to a keeping to negligence. They Conduct internal memo public records request, dismiss roughly half of an avthe agency said sexual erage 8,500 complaints each misconduct complaints year, sending the rest to one of OPMC’s six regional offices. There, the data are not stored in a way that allows for complaint, along with a list of previous inves- “practical retrieval.” The agency has puntigations into the doctor, is assigned to an in- ished 279 doctors for sexual misconduct in vestigator, who conducts interviews, gathers this period, an average of 23 per year. The process of evaluating cases involves medical records, and sometimes speaks with input from physicians at every step: Doctors the accused’s co-workers. In OPMC’s downstate office on Church review complaints, assist investigators and Street in lower Manhattan, former employ- hear cases. “Peer-review is the cornerstone ees recalled, managers’ offices faced cubicles of this process,” explained then-OPMC for investigators and clerical staff. Around Deputy Director Paula Breen in a 2015 pre2009, a Superman logo hung above one desk sentation on doctor discipline at the Univerwith an A instead of an S, referring to the sity at Albany School of Public Health. At almost every go/no go stage, considtongue-in-cheek nickname of a six-woman unit of investigators: the A-team. The erable weight is given to the opinion of a moniker was invented because they handled consulting doctor, called a medical coordisexual misconduct cases, which manage- nator, according to the OPMC operational manual and former employees. These phyment deemed “priority A.” There were three units in the Manhattan sicians, who are from the same specialty as office in the late aughts, former employees the accused, help determine the litmus test said. The A-team was the only unit run by of misconduct: deviation from standard a woman, a former nurse practitioner who medical care. The medical coordinator reviews the inworked at the OPMC for 17 years. Co-workers described her as a spitfire who took the vestigator’s notes to help determine whether mission to protect the public personally. She the accused met a minimal standard of care. visited hospitals to give presentations about His or her opinion is included in the case file, the OPMC and was frequently reprimand- which goes to the unit supervisor or program ed for refusing to rush investigations. “(The) director and then up to the OPMC leadersupervisor felt very strongly about the sex ship, which decides with a legal team whethcases, and that nothing was being done about er to close the case or advance it to the board. One former medical coordinator we them,” said a former investigator.

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sary to protect patients,” Bruno said, “while still affording due process for physicians as is their right under the law.” Later Erin Silk, another Health Department spokesperson, added, “The Department does not comment on matters that appear to be unsubstantiated hearsay from former and/or current employees.”

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spoke with said that if a coordinator knows the accused doctor, they “don’t pass judgment.” Medical coordinators don’t protect the accused, he said. But some of the former staff we interviewed described an old boys’ club mentality in the OPMC, with medical coordinators and the accused sometimes on friendly terms: In interviews, we heard about coordinators reminiscing with the accused doctor about their shared alma mater, or defending a psychiatrist who did a breast exam by pointing out that the psychiatrist was technically an M.D. “You find that the medical consultant ... is really looking to rescue the physician,” one former investigator said. A doctor who had served on the board and had been a medical coordinator disagreed with this characterization. “I found over the course of 25 years, by and large sex cases were adjudicated appropriately,” said Dr. Alvin Rudorfer. Two former investigators said the OPMC’s leadership rarely passed sex cases on to the board without a written record or other witnesses to back up the patient’s account. In 2015, Keith Servis, who was OPMC director from 2007 until 2019, emphasized the importance of written notes and third-party witnesses in proving misconduct. “While I wouldn’t go so far as to say, ‘if it was not written down, it didn’t occur,’ absent any other evidence, that’s all that we have,” Servis said during a presentation to doctors and medical students about the medical disciplinary process. He has since retired and did not respond to requests to be interviewed. About 4% of complaints ended in board actions between 2007 and 2018, according to our analysis of publicly available annual reports. Sexual misconduct complaints are not broken out in the data, but sources said those cases were very hard to prove and that the vast majority were closed without discipline. When physicians are disciplined in New York, it’s often after a medical board in another state has disciplined them first. Of the 122,000 physicians and physician assistants licensed in New York, roughly 24% live in other states. Roughly half of OPMC’s sexual misconduct punishments from 2007 to 2018 began after a doctor licensed in New York but practicing elsewhere was disciplined by another state’s medical board, according to our analysis of disciplinary action records. “There’s an old joke in the office: ‘The only doctors that are disciplined are doctors in other states,’” said a former supervisor. “It skews our numbers to the public.” Other sanctions are triggered by criminal convictions. In 2014, about a third of all board disciplinary actions were the result of OPMC-initiated investigations, Breen explained at the 2015 presentation. During the same presentation, Servis said the board sometimes deemed an investigation itself enough of a punishment when evaluating sexual abuse cases in which it was the pa-


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tient’s word against the doctor’s. “Sometimes we’ll see dismissal in a situation where a physician is clearly guilty, if you want to use that term, of misconduct,” he said in a presentation to a group of doctors. “But the physician has already, in the eyes of the (board’s) hearing committee, suffered enough.” In a 2014 report, the New York Public Interest Research Group Fund, a watchdog nonprofit, looked at what happened to doctors disciplined for negligence, which can sometimes include sexual misconduct. Roughly three-quarters of doctors disciplined in the prior decade kept seeing patients, the report found. Bruno defended his agency’s record on disciplining physicians. In 2016, “79% of final actions taken against doctors found to have committed misconduct resulted in serious sanctions, including the revocation, surrender or suspension of a physician’s medical license, or a limitation or restriction placed on the doctor’s license.” But critics say grouping those sanctions as “serious” obscures the fact that many of them are suspensions, some of which are stayed, rather than license revocations or surrenders. In the past, former employees say, some sexual misconduct cases were closed with relatively quiet sanctions. These might include “two-call closures,” in which the doctor is contacted by OPMC but the patient agrees to drop the complaint, or PIMV letters – which stands for Physician Informed of Minor Violation. “We used it to tell them, ‘Boy, you did something wrong, don’t do it again,” said a former OPMC manager. Former employees also said that some cases involving sexual abuse or harassment were closed through administrative warnings, which are issued by the board. Articles written by board members and OPMC staff published in a medical discipline journal in 2004 and 2006 shed additional light on administrative warnings and closures. Two-call closures, one article stated, could be used when allegations “do not rise to the level of professional medical misconduct,” including “crude” behavior or “minor boundary violations” by a physician. Administrative warnings were described as appropriate in cases in which there was “substantial evidence” of wrongdoing, but a doctor’s actions did not meet the legal standard for misconduct. Such cases, the article stated, could include “inappropriate physical examinations (perceptions)” or a “minor violation of boundaries.” While the board includes the number of administrative warnings on annual reports, the actual warnings and related misconduct remain private. PIMVs and two-call closures are not included in the OPMC’s annual reports or the agency’s public database of board disciplinary actions. The agency did not respond to questions about whether PIMV letters were ever sent

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to perpetrators of alleged sexual misconduct or whether two-call closures were ever used in such cases. “‘Warnings’ are not issued in cases of alleged sexual misconduct,” Bruno wrote. “If sufficient evidence of misconduct exists, then the matter is referred to the Board for further administrative action, and if there is a reasonable belief that criminal conduct occurred, then the case is also immediately referred to law enforcement for criminal prosecution.” ‘TRAUMA IN SILENCE’ By 2009, the A-team was sick of being ordered to close cases by superiors. The team supervisor gathered her unit in a windowless conference room where they had heard countless women describe alleged abuse. There was the graduate student whose doctor allegedly abused her when she was 13 years old, the 56-year-old banker who was so angry after realizing she “essentially paid to get sexually abused,” the woman who said her doctor turned off the lights and probed her upper vulva and rectum with his fingers, saying “everything feels OK,” and the domestic abuse victim whose psychiatrist wanted to work on trust issues by blindfolding the woman and instructing her to open her mouth. Something had to be done, the supervisor said. The supervisor laid out her plan to write a memo, an analysis of policy failures.

At least one investigator resisted because it wasn’t their job to reform a failing system, and they were already overworked. Former employees remember having 35-60 cases each. But the supervisor felt compelled to alert management. Each woman took one area of research and worked during lunch hours and nights to keep up with their caseloads. Some read reports from medical societies. Some reviewed materials from a workshop held by a rape crisis center to learn about victims’ typical reactions to trauma. Others gathered case files and handwritten complaints from the past few years, collecting snippets or whole complaints that had stayed with them for months or even years. An intern conducted a statewide survey to gather investigators’ experiences on sexual misconduct cases. After about six weeks, the investigator who initially resisted the assignment took all the findings home. On a Sunday, she formatted them; later, on a workday, she printed copies at an office supply store. Their resulting memo was unapologetic in laying blame at the agency’s door: “Our system is skewed toward the physician,” it read. “The physician gets a slap on the wrist while the victim suffers a lifelong trauma in silence. It is almost like the victim receives the sentence.” The memo collected excerpts of 14 patient complaints, ranging from inappro-

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priate comments to groping to penetration. Patients said these violations shattered their trust in the whole medical field, the memo stated. The memo noted that the recommendations from the 1996 report had been largely ignored and outcomes hadn’t changed. “A repeat offender simply goes through our revolving door with the empirical expectation of low or meaningless consequences.” The OPMC did not respond to specific questions based on the findings in the 1996 report and 2009 memo, which admonished the agency for failing to meet standards detailed in its own policy statement on physician sexual misconduct. That statement had been posted on the DOH website, and declared that the board would not tolerate physician sexual misconduct, that allegations would be dealt with effectively, and that, by definition, patients cannot give consent to sexual contact with their own doctor. Sometime between 2015 and 2017, the OPMC removed the policy statement from its website. The agency did not respond to a request for comment on that decision. The A-team sent their memo around to a handful of key people at the DOH. Servis made a rare trip to the city to meet with them, along with Breen, the DOH’s associate commissioner, and the OPMC’s regional director, according to sources who attended the meeting. The team members felt apprehen-

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sive but proud of what they had produced: an ed this metric. “The mission is a farce,” one extensive report showing the agency’s sys- former investigator said. “Management sintemic failure to punish sexual predators. gle-handedly ruined that agency.” Servis congratulated the authors on an exOPMC did not respond to a request for cellent white paper, and repeatedly asked two comment about Servis’ track record. questions: Why had they written it and who had they shown it to? The team said they ANOTHER CHANCE AT REFORM were concerned sexual offenders weren’t Some 24 years after the 1996 report on being punished adequately, and they hadn’t the agency’s handling of sexual misconshared it outside the health department. duct complaints recommended a slew of reThree of the former employees we spoke forms, Cuomo included substantial ones in with said Servis committed to sending the his 2020 budget. They included changes to memo to then-Gov. David Paterson. The public health law to strengthen disciplinary A-team left elated. They joked about get- actions, eliminate lifetime licensure, and to ting awards for outstanding public service. make some investigations and private warnBut no reforms or public service awards ings public. came. They never heard about their memo A few weeks after Cuomo’s announcefrom leadership again. “It was all fluff,” ment, Breen and the state commissioner of said a former investigator. health met with the MedIn early November 2009, ical Society of the State of after the memo’s presenNew York (MSSNY), the “It’s all about tation, orders came down physician advocacy group, the numbers. from management that inaccording to a public It wasn’t about vestigators needed to close newsletter from February more than 200 cases by New 2020. The organization’s the victims, it Year’s Eve, and they should president at that time, Arwasn’t about focus only on closure paperthur Fougner, voiced due work, according to meeting process concerns, and he the patients. notes. Servis was pushing wrote in the newsletter It was about staff to close cases; his colthat Breen had reassured closing cases.” leagues took to calling him him that the “concerns “the bean counter.” He did were largely unfounded.” not respond to requests for an The group then urged interview for this story. members to write state – former Office of The following year, the lawmakers and attend its Professional Medical A-team’s supervisor retired. upcoming meeting with Conduct investigator Four former managers and legislators in Albany. investigators said that as SerThough only the revis’ demands trickled down, quirement to post inforthe Manhattan office grew mation passed last year, more and more hostile. One manager kept then-Assembly Member Aravella Simotas, a scoreboard of investigators’ case closures who sponsored the bill, said she’s confident on a whiteboard. Investigators said he’d be- other reforms will eventually be enacted. rate them in the open office if they fell to the “Look, any organization can improve itbottom of his scoreboard. We reached out self,” she said, “and I look forward to when to the supervisor, who’s now retired, but he the reforms are actually implemented.” did not respond to requests for comment. Simotas, however, lost in the Democratic In 2007, Servis took over the OPMC with primary in 2020 to Zohran Mamdani. The a manage-by-the-numbers approach, a ma- issue will need a new champion in Albany. trix of case milestones, ambitious caseload In January 2021, the governor reintrotargets and closure goals, according to in- duced the same OPMC reforms that failed terviews and old meeting notes. But former last year. MSSNY then echoed similar investigators said it was not a fit for inves- concerns as last year and organized a virtutigative work. According to our analysis of al meeting with legislators in early March. annual reports, the average time it took to The Legislature will approve or once again close cases increased by nearly 40% during reject these reforms by April 1. Servis’ tenure, from seven months when he As things stand now, however, one forarrived to 10 months by the time he left. mer investigator said if they were abused However, that longer time doesn’t seem they would not trust the OPMC to serve to indicate deeper investigations. The agen- justice. “If I were a person who was violatcy continued to close roughly the same num- ed and I knew that system, I would never ber of cases per year, on average, but the go in and tell my story,” said the former innumber of full field investigations being vestigator. “Never, never.” closed has plummeted. In 2018 (Servis’ last full year before retirement), there were 30% Emrys Eller is an independent documentary fewer full field investigations closed than in filmmaker and journalist in New York. 2011, the first year annual reports includ- Research assistance by Nina Zweig.


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THE 2021

NONPROFIT POWER 100 Recognizing the nonprofit leaders who are serving the most vulnerable New Yorkers.

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N A YEAR of unprecedented need, nonprofits have stepped up to ensure continued support for vulnerable New Yorkers. Organizations transitioned programs online and continued to maintain food pantries, domestic violence shelters and residential facilities for those struggling the most during the COVID-19 pandemic. And they met that surging demand for cash assistance, food and other support despite an immense strain on their budgets from canceled fundraisers, declining government funding and limited philanthropic support. The 2021 Nonprofit Power 100 acknowledges the influence of major nonprofits across New York, providing essential social services and advocating on behalf of the sector and the communities it serves. (The list does not include philanthropic institutions and arts organizations.) City & State is proud to present this year’s list of movers and shakers within the nonprofit community.

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Sheena Wright is leading an effort with clergy to get the word out about vaccine safety.


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on top of the organization’s other efforts to get the city to provide more rental assistance and build more affordable housing.

SHEENA WRIGHT

President and CEO United Way of New York City Sheena Wright – who took the reins at United Way of New York City right as Hurricane Sandy hit New York City – has led the organization’s efforts to boost funding for local community organizations providing food, remote learning support for students, and other relief throughout the pandemic. Wright is also heading efforts to promote COVID-19 testing and vaccine awareness alongside prominent Black clergy members in New York City and beyond.

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Executive Director New York Civil Liberties Union Donna Lieberman will celebrate her 20th anniversary of leading the New York Civil Liberties Union this year. The latest accomplishment for Lieberman and the NYCLU: playing a major role in police reform efforts following protests against systemic racism and police brutality this past year. The organization published a database of newly released misconduct complaints against New York City Police Department officers and filed lawsuits on behalf of Black Lives Matter protesters who said they were mistreated.

3 JENNIFER JONES AUSTIN CEO and Executive Director FPWA

Fighting poverty in New York is a priority for FPWA,

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6 Jennifer Jones Austin advocates for human rights and police reform.

which represents more than 170 human services and faith-based organizations. Jennifer Jones Austin leads its advocacy efforts by pushing for better funding for human services and advancing policies such as a universal basic income and expanded early childhood education with the goal of supporting communities of color. Jones Austin is also advising New York City on its efforts to reform its police department.

4 LISA DAVID

President and CEO Public Health Solutions Lisa David and Public Health Solutions played a major role in supporting the NYC COVID-19 Rapid Response Coalition, made up of members of the private and nonprofit sector committed to helping New York City throughout the pandemic by providing emergency meals, access to personal protective equipment, testing and outreach to New Yorkers. Among her responsibilities during the pandemic, David has spearheaded efforts for grant support for more than 200 community-based organizations. With David at the helm, PHS also provides health services to vulnerable families and grant support for

more than 200 communitybased organizations.

JAMES SHEEHAN

Charities Bureau Chief State Attorney General’s Office As head of the New York State Attorney General’s Charities Bureau, James Sheehan has helped spearhead major litigation against nonprofits. He has played a key role in New York’s recent highprofile efforts to dissolve the National Rifle Association because of alleged financial mismanagement. Previously, his involvement was key in the landmark case against the Trump Foundation, which dissolved as a result of the office’s investigation.

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President and CEO Win Former New York City Council Speaker Christine Quinn is in her sixth year of leading Win, one of New York City’s largest shelter and supportive housing providers. Throughout the pandemic, Quinn has pushed the city to rectify its remote learning failures in city shelters, where homeless students often lack access to Wi-Fi for online classes. That’s

JANET SABEL

Attorney-in-Chief and CEO The Legal Aid Society Janet Sabel, who has been with The Legal Aid Society for more than 25 years, has led its response to the COVID-19 pandemic by pushing for New York to open up vaccine distribution to prisoners, filing a lawsuit against New York City to ensure Wi-Fi access for homeless students in shelters, and advocating for eviction protections. She previously served as chief deputy attorney general in the state Attorney General’s Office.

Quinn pushed the city to rectify remote learning failures in shelters.


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Jeremy Kohomban leads The Children’s Village. Steven Banks manages the city’s approach to housing the homeless.

STEVEN BANKS

Commissioner New York City Department of Social Services Steven Banks spent 33 years at The Legal Aid Society – where he led a landmark lawsuit that forced New York City to guarantee shelter for all homeless families – before moving over to the public sector. He now oversees the city’s approach to housing homeless New Yorkers and other public assistance programs for people in need, although the city has struggled to stem rising homelessness during his tenure.

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President and CEO The Children’s Village Jeremy Kohomban leads two child welfare organizations founded in the 19th century: The Children’s Village and Harlem Dowling. Together, the two nonprofits serve 15,000 children and families each year. Kohomban has been an advocate for reforming the child welfare system by reducing reliance on

residential facilities for foster youth and prioritizing more placements with family or foster parents.

10 SHEILA POOLE

Commissioner New York State Office of Children and Family Services Sheila Poole leads the state’s Office of Children and Family Services, which manages initiatives on child care, juvenile justice and child welfare. Before joining the agency in 2007, she served as commissioner of the Albany County Department for Children, Youth, and Families. During Poole’s tenure, she’s been integral to the implementation of the state’s Raise the Age law and is now supporting the state’s compliance with the federal Family First Prevention Services Act.

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President and CEO Breaking Ground Breaking Ground is one of the largest supportive housing providers in the United States,

operating close to 4,000 housing units across New York City, with additional housing upstate and in Connecticut. For the past decade, Brenda Rosen has overseen its efforts to address homelessness through transitional and permanent housing, as well as outreach to people experiencing homelessness. Rosen is also the board chair of the Supportive Housing Network of New York.

of the Administration for Children’s Services. Hansell has highlighted declines in the city’s foster youth population as a bright spot in the agency’s work in recent years, though the number of children reunited with their families has also declined due to pandemic-related court closures. Previously, Hansell served as acting assistant secretary for the Administration for Children and Families in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

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Commissioner New York City Administration for Children’s Services New York City’s child welfare initiatives fall under Commissioner David Hansell’s purview as head

JoAnne Page oversees a $34 million nonprofit that helped more than 9,000 people this past fiscal year by offering housing, employment services and other support to formerly incarcerated New Yorkers. She and her team are at the forefront of advocating for various criminal justice initiatives, such as restricting landlords from denying housing to people with criminal records and ending the use of solitary confinement.

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President and CEO Community Service Society of New York David Jones has led the Community Service Society of New York – and its mission to support and advocate for lowincome New Yorkers – since 1986. The nonprofit’s mission has taken on new meaning and urgency amid the COVID-19 pandemic, including actively pushing for equitable health care coverage and eviction prevention in the past several months. Jones has also served on the board of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority.

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Catholic Charities has boosted its food distribution efforts. the COVID-19 pandemic, Catholic Charities has boosted food distribution efforts while continuing to offer eviction prevention and immigration services. Sullivan is often called upon to offer insight to government officials on human services and hosts “JustLove,” a weekly radio show on public policy and civic engagement.

advocated for their needs since the onset of the crisis, calling for government aid to help otherwise excluded undocumented immigrants and pushing for a fair 2020 Census.

President and CEO; Incoming President and CEO Graham Windham

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Monsignor Kevin Sullivan has served as the executive director of Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of New York for 20 years, overseeing more than 90 human services organizations across 10 counties in New York. Amid

Murad Awawdeh and Rovika Rajkishun have led the New York Immigration Coalition since September, focusing their efforts on helping those struggling during the COVID-19 pandemic, many of whom serve as front-line workers and live in hard-hit neighborhoods. The organization has

Murad Awawdeh (left) and Rovika Rajkishun lead the New York Immigration Coalition.

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Interim Co-Executive Directors New York Immigration Coalition

Executive Director Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of New York

priorities this past year has been pushing the city to restore funding to its Indirect Cost Rate initiative, which aimed to help human services organizations cover administrative and overhead costs. The Upper East Side elected official is now running to serve as Manhattan borough president.

Chair New York City Council Committee on Contracts New York City Council Member Ben Kallos has put a spotlight on the challenges nonprofits face as chair of the Council’s Committee on Contracts. One of his

Graham Windham recently announced that COO Kimberly “Kym” Hardy Watson is set to take the reins of the 215-year-old child welfare organization, which serves about 5,000 children and their families. Hardy Watson, the first Black woman to lead the nonprofit, will succeed Jess Dannhauser. Since the onset of the pandemic, the nonprofit has provided tech to help clients in need, boosted pay for its essential workers, and provided food to vulnerable families. The organization also advocates for New York City’s Fair Futures program, which provides mentors to foster youth.

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Congratulations, Ron! On behalf of the Trustees, staff, and clients of JCCA, thank you for your inspiring dedication and your tireless pursuit of justice, equity, and excellence for children, young people, and their families in New York City.

Breaking Ground salutes our President and CEO

Brenda Rosen

and all those honored in City & State’s Nonprofit Power 100, who are leading us through extreme challenges and are working every day to ensure that New York comes back strong — especially our most vulnerable neighbors.

NONPROFIT POWER 100 HONOREE

Ronald E. Richter Chief Executive Officer & Executive Director, JCCA

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Sharon Greenberger is helping the YMCA recover from the pandemic.

Daniel Symon works to get faster funding for human services nonprofits.

KWAME OWUSU-KESSE

CEO Harlem Children’s Zone Kwame Owusu-Kesse took the helm at Harlem Children’s Zone in July 2020, after serving as its chief operating officer for six years. He now oversees a host of youth and education programs, in addition to new efforts to expand the organization’s model to other cities, including Chicago and Newark. “There is literally no more important job in the world for me than the work that we do at HCZ to improve the odds for children at an unprecedented scale,” he told BET last summer.

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CEO Urban Resource Institute Nathaniel Fields has nearly tripled the Urban Resource Institute’s budget over the course of the past nine years, making it one of the largest

domestic violence shelter providers nationally. Fields has served as a member of New York state’s task force dedicated to finding solutions to the recent spike in domestic violence, as well as New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio’s Nonprofits and Social Services Sector Advisory Council, which is focused on best strategies for recovering from the COVID-19 crisis.

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CEO Safe Horizon Liz Roberts was officially named CEO this month after a decade working with the organization that helps more than 250,000 children, adults and families affected by abuse and violence each year. The nonprofit played a major role in successfully advocating for the state’s Child Victims Act – which allows survivors of child sexual abuse to pursue civil cases that were formerly prohibited under the statute of limitations – and its extension.

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Director New York City Mayor’s Office of Contract Services Human services nonprofits reliant on government funds often gripe about New York City’s contracting process. Under Daniel Symon’s leadership, the Mayor’s Office of Contract Services has made efforts to make the process smoother. It helped launch the Indirect Cost Rate initiative to help nonprofits cover administrative and overhead costs, though pandemicrelated budget cuts to the initiative have created new frustration for organizations.

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Executive Director Citizens’ Committee for Children of New York Jennifer March has been leading the Citizens’

Committee for Children since 2007, overseeing its wide range of advocacy and research initiatives supporting New York City youth. March has played a major role in campaigns that helped end the automatic prosecution of 16- and 17-year-olds as adults, as well as in the creation of New York City’s Earned Income Tax Credit and the Mayor’s Office of Food Policy.

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President and CEO YMCA of Greater New York The pandemic has damaged most nonprofits’ balance sheets, but YMCAs have been particularly hurt by closures and declining membership. Now in her sixth year heading the YMCA of Greater New York, Sharon Greenberger is working to lead it onto the road to recovery. Throughout the crisis, the organization has provided in-person child care and transitioned to offering many of its services virtually.

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Executive Director Human Services Council of New York After years of serving in numerous leadership roles at the Human Services Council of New York, Michelle Jackson became its executive director in May 2020. Jackson advocates before both New York City and New York state governments on behalf of the 160 human services organizations that are members of the nonprofit organization. Among its latest priorities: restoring funding

to a New York City initiative covering indirect costs for human services providers and ending contract payment delays aton the state level.

mass incarceration, as well as its direct services including syringe exchanges. VOCALNY has been a prominent voice calling for New York City officials to cut funding to the NYPD this past year, in addition to pushing for tax increases on the wealthy and canceling rent cancellation during the pandemic.

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Co-Founder The Doe Fund

JEREMY SAUNDERS & ALYSSA AGUILERA Co-Executive Directors VOCAL-NY

Jeremy Saunders and Alyssa Aguilera lead the progressive advocacy organization VOCAL-NY’s efforts pushing for legislative change on homelessness, drug policy and

Michelle Jackson advocates for 160 human services organizations.

Moved to action by the death of a homeless teenager they both knew, George McDonald and Harriet Karr-McDonald built up a major nonprofit with an annual budget of about $65 million helping formerly incarcerated and homeless New Yorkers. Harriet KarrMcDonald has taken the helm at The Doe Fund after George McDonald died in January, leaving behind a legacy shaping New York’s approach to recidivism and homelessness over the course of his 35 years leading the nonprofit.

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President and CEO Nonprofit New York In a time of uncertainty for nonprofits in New York and nationwide, Nonprofit New York, led by Meg Barnette, stepped up as a valuable resource for organizations seeking federal relief loans and the latest policies affecting nonprofits in the pandemic. Before joining Nonprofit New York in May 2020, Barnette served in numerous leadership roles at Planned Parenthood in New York City, where she spent over nine years.

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State Director of Nonprofits

Commissioner New York State Office of Addiction Services and Supports

Nonprofits seeking guidance and support from New York state government have Fran Barrett as a resource. Barrett has also helped lead new initiatives created amid the pandemic such as Nourish New York, which connects food banks to products from upstate farms, and New York Loves, which helped coordinate philanthropic support for the state. She’s no stranger to the nonprofit sector, having founded the nonprofit consulting firm Community Resource Exchange in 1979.

For the past decade, Commissioner Arlene González-Sánchez has led the state Office of Addiction Services and Supports, where she monitors the state’s strategy to tackle addiction through prevention, treatment and recovery services. She also serves as a member of the Statewide Task Force to Combat Heroin and the Prescription Opioid Crisis and various state commissions such as the Project Approval and Oversight Panel of the Delivery System Reform Incentive Payment Program.

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Lorraine Cortés -Vázquez uses her past experience with AARP as head of the city Department for the Aging.

oversees a network of community centers that provide various social and educational programs and services for the people of Lower Manhattan. Throughout the pandemic, the organization has pivoted to various relief efforts, which have included distributing take-home meals and cash assistance, conducting outreach calls to older adults, and reopening early childhood programs for those in need.

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Executive Director and CEO Phipps Neighborhoods Before joining Phipps Neighborhoods last May, Andre White served as a deputy commissioner at the New York City Department of Youth and Community Development. In that role, he managed $220 million in annual public and private funding for various youth services and oversaw the Summer Youth Employment Program. He now leads the social services nonprofit’s efforts to serve more than 12,000 children and families in low-income neighborhoods in New York City.

meals and other programs fall under Lorraine CortésVázquez’s purview at the city Department for the Aging. She’s been at the helm of the agency since 2019, previously having served as executive vice president for AARP. Cortés-Vázquez also serves as a member of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority board.

Commissioner New York City Department for the Aging New York City’s efforts to serve older adults through senior centers, case management, home-delivered

Keith Little brings more than 30 years of experience with both nonprofits and in city and state government to his role as president and CEO of SCO Family of Services, which serves 60,000 New Yorkers through 84 different programs. He currently sits on the boards of directors of the Council of Family and Child Caring Agencies and Human Services Council, in addition to serving as a committee chair for the Black Agency Executives.

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President and CEO Samaritan Daytop Village

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President and CEO SCO Family of Services

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President and CEO Educational Alliance As the head of Educational Alliance, Alan van Capelle

Since 2018, Mitchell Netburn has served as president and CEO of Samaritan Daytop Village, which provides substance use treatment, health care, and housing to more than 33,000 people across New York. Netburn, who previously led the nonprofit Project Renewal, is also board chair of the Coalition for Behavioral Health, an advocacy and training association for organizations working in behavioral health care.

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CEO New York City Employment and Training Coalition As CEO of the New York City Empowerment and Training Coalition, Jose Ortiz Jr. oversees a group of nonprofits, education institutions and workforce development organizations providing employment training services. His organization is playing a leading role in a new partnership aiming to ensure New York City develops an equitable COVID recovery plan. He recently received recognition and funding from Robin Hood’s Power Fund, which elevates nonprofit leaders of color fighting poverty in the city.

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After nearly a decade at the helm of Make the Road New York, both Javier Valdés and Deborah Axt will step down in April to make way for its newest leaders: Jose Lopez, Arlenis Morel and Theo Oshiro. In the past year, the advocacy organization for immigrant New Yorkers has provided cash assistance to those in need, successfully pushed for legislation to keep Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers from making courthouse arrests, and called for New York to raise taxes on the wealthy.


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Among Ho’s priorities: providing essential workers hazard pay. MacIntosh has actively called attention to the challenges facing nonprofits during the coronavirus pandemic. Under MacIntosh, SeaChange has also led research describing strategies different nonprofits need to take to weather the crisis and highlighting the need for greater relief for larger organizations.

BETH FINKEL

State Director AARP New York Beth Finkel’s advocacy on behalf of New Yorkers over the age of 50 has taken on new importance during the coronavirus pandemic, which has left older adults particularly vulnerable. Under her direction, AARP New York has been involved in pushing for legislation to reform nursing homes amid the health crisis and for greater broadband internet coverage over the past year. During her time as state director, Finkel has overseen lobbying efforts that led to the passage of new laws providing support to caregivers and protections for those in assisted living.

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Managing Partner SeaChange Capital Partners SeaChange Capital Partners makes its mark on the nonprofit sector by connecting organizations to funding opportunities and consulting services. Having worked with SeaChange since 2008, Managing Partner John

40 DAVE GIFFEN

Executive Director Coalition for the Homeless Coalition for the Homeless Executive Director Dave Giffen runs one of New York City’s most influential organizations pushing for policies and programs to help New Yorkers experiencing homelessness. Throughout the pandemic, the Ccoalition has highlighted the

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President and CEO Chinese-American Planning Council Wayne Ho heads up the Chinese-American Planning Council, one of the country’s largest Asian American social services organizations, serving 60,000 people in New York. In addition to its direct services, the organization has focused on advocating for the human services sector and the communities it supports. Among its priorities in 2021: providing essential workers hazard pay and funding initiatives such as the Summer Youth Employment Program.

42 RONALD RICHTER CEO JCCA

Ronald Richter came to JCCA in 2015 with three decades of experience in the child welfare field. He spent several years as a judge in New York City’s Family Court, and previously served as the commissioner of the city’s Administration for Children’s Services. He now leads a nonprofit – formerly known as the Jewish Child Care Association – serving more than 17,000 children and families through residential programs, family therapy and other initiatives in New York City and Westchester.

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PHOEBE BOYER

President and CEO Children’s Aid Phoebe Boyer has led the multi-service nonprofit Children’s Aid since 2014, after previously holding leadership positions at the Robertson Foundation and Tiger Foundation. The $118 million organization operates community schools, afterschool programs, foster care programs and other initiatives, serving nearly 50,000 youth and their families in New York City. Boyer is one of several experts who provided advice on the reopening plans for New York City schools this past year.

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risk of COVID-19 spreading in dormitory-style shelters housing homeless adults and has pushed for the city to place more people in hotel rooms to isolate. The nonprofit has also worked with The Legal Aid Society to ensure homeless students have reliable internet access in city shelters.


TILOMA JAYASINGHE continues in a tradition of excellence in leadership as President and CEO of Community Resource Exchange (CRE). At a time when a bold, audacious vision for the sector is needed to navigate the pandemic and post-pandemic reality, Tiloma is ready to upbuild alongside the nonprofit community. Tiloma’s deep commitment to social change and innovative solutions that promote justice and protect vulnerable communities is well-aligned with CRE’s

mission to improve lives and drive social change. Furthermore, Tiloma is committed to further accelerating CRE’s commitment to an anti-racist organization and dismantling anti-Blackness. For 41 years, CRE has been working alongside nonprofit leaders and organizations to drive long-term impact through consulting and coaching practices. CONGRATULATIONS TILOMA!


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Jilly Stephens increased local food distribution efforts.

JILLY STEPHENS CEO City Harvest

In response to the coronavirus pandemic-fueled hunger crisis, City Harvest CEO Jilly Stephens has had the nonprofit escalate its food distribution efforts. Last year, the organization rescued and delivered 56 million pounds of food from early March through the end of August – a 79% increase over the same period of time last year. Having served as CEO since 2006, Stephens continues to ramp up pandemic-era efforts and has called for more support from donors and government officials to tackle food insecurity.

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President and Director Vera Institute of Justice Nicholas Turner is entering his eighth year leading the Vera Institute of Justice’s research and advocacy efforts to transform the criminal justice system. Under Turner’s leadership, Vera remains in an influential voice that has pushed for changes to cash bail and other reforms in New York and beyond. He serves on the Independent Commission

on New York City Criminal Justice and Incarceration Reform, which created a report in 2017 recommending the closure of the jail complex on Rikers Island.

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Executive Director Good Shepherd Services Michelle Yanche has been at the helm of Good Shepherd Services since December 2019, after several years serving as the $98 million nonprofit’s associate executive director for government and external relations and leading its advocacy efforts on early childhood and after-school programming. Yanche has actively called for greater government support for social services providers and restoring funding to New York City’s Community Schools counseling program and Learning to Work initiative.

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York before government officials. Like so many other organizations in the sector, the nonprofit’s priorities have pivoted amid the pandemic, with its team calling for funding for New York City’s youth programs and restoring promised funds for the city’s human services organizations.

New York’s largest Jewish charities. The nonprofit serves more than 225,000 New Yorkers each year through social services and policy advocacy. Greenfield has been outspoken in calling on local and state government to do more to support food pantries amid a growing hunger crisis.

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President and CEO New York Alliance for Inclusion and Innovation

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Executive Director United Neighborhood Houses

CEO and Executive Director Met Council

Since 2015, Susan Stamler has been leading United Neighborhood Houses’ efforts to advocate for more than 40 settlement houses in New

After eight years representing parts of Brooklyn in the New York City Council, David Greenfield took the helm of Met Council, one of

After a major merger between two organizations in 2018, the New York Alliance for Inclusion and Innovation became the largest statewide association representing organizations that provide services to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Michael Seereiter has served as its president and CEO since 2019. During his time at the organization, he was the campaign manager for the #bFair2DirectCare campaign, which pushed for greater pay for direct support professionals.

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Susan Stamler leads critical youth program advocacy.


David Greenfield worked non-stop to help over 305,000 New Yorkers in need during this pandemic. We’re proud to have him as our CEO and congratulate him on this Non Profit Power 100 recognition.

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BARIKA WILLIAMS

Executive Director Association for Neighborhood & Housing Development Over the course of her time with the Association for Neighborhood & Housing Development, Barika Williams has led projects and initiatives on mandatory inclusionary housing and equitable economic development. She became its executive director in January 2020, representing and supporting its nonprofit members through research and advocacy. Previously, she served as assistant secretary for housing in Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s administration.

51 GEORGE CONTOS CEO YAI

Since 2015, George Contos has been at the helm of YAI, which serves New Yorkers with intellectual and developmental disabilities. The 64-year-old nonprofit reaches more than 20,000 people through more than 300 programs in downstate New York, and its reach extends to northern New Jersey and California. Contos serves on the board of directors for the InterAgency Council of Developmental Disabilities Agencies and was a member of New York City’s Crisis Prevention and Response Task Force.

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Executive Director Legal Services NYC Raun Rasmussen has been with Legal Services NYC for

Rasmussen is calling to remove “safety agents” from NYC schools.

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more than three decades, including as its chief of litigation and advocacy before becoming executive director. He has been leading the nonprofit’s wide range of litigation and initiatives during the COVID-19 pandemic, including filing a lawsuit over the New York State Labor Department providing unemployment benefits to Uber and Lyft drivers, as well as calling to remove “safety agents” from New York City schools.

Donna Colonna has guided Services for the UnderServed for almost two decades, putting her extensive background in the nonprofit sector and state government to work helping at-risk populations. The $22 million organization primarily serves New Yorkers with disabilities, people in poverty, and those facing homelessness. In addition to her leadership at the nonprofit, Colonna served as a member of Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s Medicaid Redesign Team II last year.

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President and AttorneyIn-Charge New York Legal Assistance Group Beth Goldman brings two decades of experience in government to her role leading New York Legal Assistance Group, having previously served as commissioner of New York City’s Department of Finance. Now in her sixth year heading the $29 million

Donna Colonna leads Services for the UnderServed.

organization that helped about 89,000 New Yorkers last year, Goldman is responsible for its legal services, litigation, advocacy and other initiatives. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, NYLAG launched a free hotline to help people with unemployment benefits, eviction prevention and stimulus payments.

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CEO Services for the UnderServed

President and CEO Council of Family and Child Caring Agencies Kathleen Brady-Stepien, who has led the Council of Family and Child Caring Agencies’ statewide budget and legislative advocacy for seven years, became its president and CEO earlier this month. She now advocates for the interests of more than 100 nonprofits doing child welfare and juvenile justice work across New York state, as well as coordinating for the New York State Coalition of 853 Schools.

56 BILL BACCAGLINI

President and CEO The New York Foundling As president and CEO of The New York Foundling since 2003, Bill Baccaglini has helped the 152-yearold nonprofit – which offers programs in child welfare, juvenile justice, and education – reach 30,000 people in New York each year. Baccaglini has expanded The New York Foundling’s focus and reduced its operating deficit over the course of his tenure. Previously, Baccaglini worked in state government for more than two decades and played a key role in the creation of the state’s Office of Children and Family Services.

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Human services workers are too busy saving lives to advocate for adequate funding. That’s why Bill Gettman does it for them.

Congratulations to our CEO on being named to the City & State Nonprofit Power 100.

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& all Nonprofit Power 100 honorees for helping us stay strong during these unprecedented times.

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President and CEO Volunteers of AmericaGreater New York Myung Lee took over the top spot at Volunteers of America-Greater New York in May 2020. Previously, she was the founding executive director of the global nonprofit Cities of Service. Lee is now responsible for Volunteers of America-Greater New York’s range of human services, which reaches 30,000 people each year in New York City, Westchester County and Northern New Jersey. Its 80 programs help people facing homelessness, families surviving domestic violence, youth with developmental delays and veterans.

58 ALAN MUCATEL

CEO Rising Ground Since joining the child welfare nonprofit Rising Ground in 2009, Alan Mucatel has led it through a major merger, programmatic changes and a rebranding. The 190-yearold organization serves more than 25,000 people annually through foster care, early childhood programs and other initiatives. Rising Ground is

now a key partner in New York City’s recent initiative to keep girls out of juvenile detention.

The organization has faced criticism, however, for serving as one of the largest providers of foster care homes for unaccompanied immigrant minors.

59 KELSEY LOUIE CEO GMHC

Kelsey Louie heads GMHC, the world’s first organization providing HIV/AIDS services, including HIV testing, food assistance, housing support and workforce development. In 2014, he joined Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s task force charged with ending the AIDS epidemic statewide by 2020, and serves on the boards of directors for the NMAC, formerly known as the National Minority AIDS Council, and the Network for Social Work Management.

60 EDWARD MYERS HAYES

President and CEO Cayuga Centers For more than 25 years, Edward Myers Hayes has been at the helm of Cayuga Centers. The $92 million nonprofit operates foster care programs and other services across upstate New York, New York City, Florida and Delaware, reaching more than 7,000 families last year.

61 KATY GAUL-STIGGE

President and CEO Goodwill Industries of Greater New York and Northern New Jersey Katy Gaul-Stigge is in her fifth year of leading Goodwill NYNJ, a $120 million organization with 57 programs and 37 retail locations across New York City, Long Island, the Hudson Valley, New York’s Capital Region and northern New Jersey. Pre-pandemic, the nonprofit provided work and behavioral health services to more than 26,000 people facing unemployment or underemployment. Despite the transition to offering these services remotely, the organization has now reached about 90% of its original service levels.

62 ELIZABETH MCCARTHY CEO Sheltering Arms

Over the course of Elizabeth McCarthy’s 10 years at Sheltering Arms, the nonprofit has doubled in size and commensurately expanded its programming in early childhood education and juvenile justice. The $98 million organization has assembled packages of food, diapers and other products for its families in need throughout the pandemic while continuing to operate its residences for children and adults with developmental disabilities.

63 JOYCE MCMILLAN

Founder Parent Legislative Action Network Joyce McMillan remains one of the most outspoken activists advocating on behalf of parents dealing with New York’s child welfare system. She played a key role organizing racial justice protests this past year criticizing the New York City Administration for Children’s Services’ disproportionate scrutiny of Black parents and has pushed for the agency to be abolished altogether. McMillan leads child welfare family engagement and advocacy efforts at Sinergia.

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Alan Mucatel leads Rising Ground, which facilitates foster care and early childhood programs.

Kelsey Louie heads GMHC and joined the task force charged with ending the AIDS epidemic statewide by 2020.



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Executive Director Center for Court Innovation Initially founded as a publicprivate partnership between the New York State Unified Court System and the Fund for the City of New York, the Center for Court Innovation, led by Courtney Bryan since last year, has spearheaded new programs in the criminal justice sphere in violence prevention, alternatives to incarceration and reentry initiatives. Bryan previously served as a member of its advisory board and as and executive director at the JPMorgan Chase & Co. Foundation.

Founder and Executive Director Brooklyn Defender Services Over the course of more than 20 years, Brooklyn Defender Services has grown from an organization of 38 employees to become one of the largest public defender offices in the country, serving close to 35,000 New Yorkers annually – and Lisa Schreibersdorf has led the legal services nonprofit through it all. Brooklyn Defender Services continues to be active in representing immigrants in detention and pushing for reforming the New York City Police Department among other priorities.

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Executive Director The Bronx Defenders During Justine Olderman’s time in leadership roles at The Bronx Defenders, she has helped facilitate the expansion of its criminal practice, created an in-house forensic practice group and worked to promote changes to New York’s cash bail system. Under her watch, the legal aid organization has spent the past year pushing for COVID-19 vaccine access for prisoners and representing those injured after NYPD officers confined and arrested demonstrators in Mott Haven.

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President and CEO CAMBA

Lisa Schreibersdorf founded Brooklyn Defender Services, one of the largest public defender offices in the country.

Since the 1980s, Joanne Oplustil has been an essential part of CAMBA’s growing roster of programs for New Yorkers in poverty, which now stretches across 95 locations in New York City. The $169 million nonprofit’s initiatives, which include supportive housing, community centers, gun violence prevention and case management, reach over 65,000 people in the five boroughs. Oplustil also leads CAMBA Housing Ventures, a separate nonprofit focused on affordable housing development.

Commissioner New York City Department of Youth and Community Development Under Commissioner Bill Chong’s leadership, the city Department of Youth and Community Development coordinates with a network of nonprofits to provide afterschool programs, literacy services and other services for youth. The city agency came into the spotlight this past year after the city cut its Summer Youth Employment Program due to the coronavirus pandemic, resulting in backlash from teenagers, community organizations and elected officials.

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President and CEO Hispanic Federation Frankie Miranda held various roles at the Hispanic Federation over the past 15 years before being named its president and CEO in 2019. During his tenure with the organization, which advocates on behalf of Latino nonprofits and Latinos in New York and beyond, Miranda has managed its expansion into Florida and Puerto Rico. He also runs its annual gala, which now raises more than $2.7 million each year.

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Congratulations to our President & CEO Meg Barnette! We applaud ALL the nonprofit teams for their remarkable dedication. We look forward to working with you to center nonprofits in our City’s recovery, reimagine what we can accomplish together, and rebuild a more equitable and sustainable sector that receives the support and respect we deserve.

The Officers and Directors of the Board of Rising Ground congratulate our CEO,

Alan Mucatel and each of the other honorees for being recognized on the City & State Nonprofit Power 100 List. helping New York City children, adults, and families overcome adversity

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CONGRATULATIONS TO YAI CEO GEORGE CONTOS AND THE NONPROFIT POWER 100. No matter the challenges, YAI continues to offer 24/7 supports to thousands of children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Throughout the pandemic, YAI has led the way with telehealth, testing, and vaccinations for New Yorkers of all abilities. To learn more about how we empower people to live as independently as possible, visit yai.org.


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Arva Rice leads the New York Urban League, which connects Black New Yorkers to education and employment support.

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Executive Director Asian American Federation About 60 organizations compose the membership of the Asian American Federation, which represents and supports Asian American nonprofits and the communities they serve. Under Jo-Ann Yoo’s leadership through the pandemic, the federation has helped secure relief grants for small businesses, distributed cash assistance, collected records of bias incidents against Asian Americans, and conducted research to draw attention to Asian American unemployment.

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President and CEO Food Bank For New York City Leslie Gordon became president and CEO of Food

Bank For New York City in March 2020, at the start of an unprecedented crisis that put greater pressure on the nonprofit’s hunger relief efforts than ever before. She is leading the effort to connect New Yorkers to food across the five boroughs. Before joining the organization, she headed Feeding Westchester, where food distribution increased by 20% under her leadership.

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President and CEO Institute for Community Living David Woodlock spent more than 30 years in state government before becoming president and CEO of ICL, which provides services for people struggling with mental illness and substance use and those with developmental disabilities. Spurred on by the rising need for assistance caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the nonprofit launched a new program at its

East New York Health Hub to help connect locals to meals, housing and health services.

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President and CEO Bowery Residents’ Committee Muzzy Rosenblatt oversees 30 programs and services in his role as president and CEO of Bowery Residents’ Committee, including permanent housing and mental health services. Despite reports from government officials questioning the quality and effectiveness of its outreach efforts in New York City’s subway system, the Bowery Residents’ Committee continues to lead outreach to homeless people in the subway system.

74 ELIZABETH GAYNES

President and CEO Osborne Association Over the course of her 37 years at the Osborne

Association, Elizabeth Gaynes has transformed the nonprofit from a two-person office into an extensive organization serving people and families affected by incarceration in New York City and the Hudson Valley as well as in jails and prisons. Gaynes is often called on for her expertise in incarceration and reentry, having served on task forces for both New York City and New York state government.

75 ARVA RICE

President and CEO New York Urban League Arva Rice has spent nearly 12 years as the head of the New York Urban League, a century-old civil rights organization connecting Black New Yorkers to education and employment support. Before joining the nonprofit, she was the executive director of both Project Enterprise and Public Allies New York. In addition to her leadership at the New York Urban League, Rice serves as a key adviser to NYPD Commissioner Dermot Shea’s efforts to enact a police reform plan.

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Jo-Ann Yoo leads the Asian American Federation, which represents and supports Asian American nonprofits.


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CEO New York Council of Nonprofits For the past 41 years, Doug Sauer has led the New York Council of Nonprofits, the largest state association of its kind in the country. More than 3,000 organizations serve as members and benefit from its consulting services and advocacy efforts. Sauer sounded the alarm about state-contracted payment delays to nonprofits during the pandemic and has also coordinated with the Hudson Valley Funders Network to provide guidance and resources to local nonprofits.

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Executive Director Homeless Services United Many of New York City’s major homeless shelter providers are members of Homeless Services United, which advocates on behalf of its 50 members. Catherine Trapani

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has led the organization since 2016, after directing housing programs for domestic violence survivors at New Destiny Housing. She has focused efforts on ensuring shelters have adequate resources during the COVID-19 pandemic, including sufficient access to personal protective equipment.

Shack was called on to provide his insight on New York’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. associate executive director, DeGenova supervised the nonprofit’s senior staff across its different service programs, medical affiliate and its staff training institute. The Center for Urban Community Services helps 50,000 people in New York and beyond, offering housing and other services for people facing homelessness.

78 ELIZABETH GUGGENHEIMER Executive Director Lawyers Alliance for New York

Elizabeth Guggenheimer became Lawyers Alliance for New York’s executive director in 2019, where she previously led its pro bono program, strategic planning and fundraising, among other responsibilities. She now heads the organization’s efforts to provide legal services to more than 700 New York City nonprofits annually. Before joining Lawyers Alliance for New York, Guggenheimer served as deputy bureau chief and acting bureau chief of the New York State Attorney General’s Charities Bureau.

Doug Sauer leads the New York Council of Nonprofits, the largest state association of nonprofits in the country.

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79 FREDERICK SHACK CEO Urban Pathways

Over the course of Fred Shack’s 16 years leading Urban Pathways, the nonprofit has become one of New York City’s largest supportive housing providers. Shack has been called on to provide his insight on plans to improve New York’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic, both as a member of the state’s Vaccine Equity Task Force and as cochair of the Human Services Council’s Human Services Recovery Task Force.

80 JOSEPH DEGENOVA

President and CEO Center for Urban Community Services Joseph DeGenova has been with the Center for Urban Community Services for three decades, becoming its CEO in December after founder Tony Hannigan stepped down from the role. After having previously served as its

81 WILLIAM “BILL” GETTMAN JR. CEO Northern Rivers Family of Services

Northern Rivers Family of Services’ service area stretches across 42 counties in New York, reaching more than 18,000 people. Its programs include foster care services, residential facilities for youth, and behavioral health support. William Gettman has led the 190-year-old nonprofit since 2016, bringing with him more than 30 years’ experience in the public, private and nonprofit sectors. He serves as treasurer for the New York State Coalition for Children’s Behavioral Health and as a board member with the Council of Family and Child Caring Agencies.


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Damyn Kelly leads Lutheran Social Services of New York.

Gerard McCaffery serves youth and families at MercyFirst.

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for over eight years, including through its recent landmark announcement last year that it was ending its 20-year legal partnership with The Door, after seeing how significantly each has expanded over time. New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio appointed Aase to his Education Sector Advisory Council this past year.

Before serving as The Jewish Board’s interim CEO, John Kastan was chief program officer for all four of the nonprofit’s divisions: community services, children’s residential, adult and family residential, and services for the intellectually and developmentally disabled. He played a key role in rolling out its electronic health record and launched new programs. Kastan also serves as a member of the state’s Behavioral Health Services Advisory Council.

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DAMYN KELLY

DAVID GARZA

Damyn Kelly is in charge of Lutheran Social Services of New York, a $60 million social services nonprofit serving more than 7,000 New Yorkers each day through affordable housing, foster care services, early education support and other programs. Kelly has spent more than 18 years as a chief executive at organizations helping vulnerable communities in New York, including as CEO of Southeast Bronx Neighborhood Centers.

David Garza has led Henry Street Settlement – and its health care, arts and social services programs for New Yorkers – since 2010. He serves on the board of directors for several organizations, including the New York City Employment and Training Coalition, Citizens’ Committee for Children, Human Services Council and United Neighborhood Houses. He is also on two of New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio’s Sector Advisory Councils advising the city’s recovery.

President and CEO MercyFirst Since its founding as an orphanage in 1894, MercyFirst has transformed into a multiservice organization serving the youth and families of Brooklyn, Queens and Long Island. As president and CEO, Gerard McCaffery oversees its group homes and programs, which provide foster care services, mental health support and other services. He joined MercyFirst in 2006, soon after it was formed from the merger of St. Mary’s of the Angels and Angel Guardian.

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CEO Community Access While Cal Hedigan has served as CEO of Community Access since 2019 – overseeing its work providing supportive housing, training, and other services to people living with mental health challenges – she’s been with the nonprofit for much longer, having held leadership roles there since 1999. In addition to its direct services, Community Access has amped up its advocacy efforts to remove police from responding to mental health crisis calls.

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President and CEO Acacia Network As head of Acacia Network, Raul Russi is in charge of the largest provider of homeless housing in New York City, made up of more than 100 affiliates serving more than 150,000 people in seven states and Puerto Rico. Before entering the nonprofit sector, Russi worked as a Buffalo police officer and served as chair of the New York State Parole Board. Acacia Network has faced criticism for the quality of its services and faces a city investigation for possible self-dealing.

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Executive Director University Settlement Melissa Aase joined University Settlement in 1992 as a student intern and has now led the 135-year-old nonprofit

Interim CEO The Jewish Board

President and CEO Lutheran Social Services of New York

President and CEO Henry Street Settlement

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Raul Russi leads Acacia Network, the largest provider of homeless housing in New York City.


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Executive Director LiveOn NY Allison Nickerson advocates for more than 100 nonprofits serving older New Yorkers in her role as executive director of LiveOn NY. Throughout the pandemic, the organization has called on New York City to better support its homedelivered meals program and improve its COVID-19 vaccine distribution plan so it is more accessible for seniors. In addition to its advocacy work, LiveOn NY provides benefits assistance to older adults and capacity-building support to nonprofits helping aging New Yorkers.

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Founder, President and CEO Girls for Gender Equity Founded by Joanne Smith two decades ago, Girls for Gender Equity is a youth development organization that aims to

LiveOn NY has called for New York City to improve its vaccine plan. support the well-being of girls in New York and beyond. It has recently made advocacy around policing and criminal justice one of its top priorities, collaborating with New York City on an initiative aiming to keep girls out of the juvenile justice system and calling for the removal of police officers in schools.

funding for New York City’s Summer Youth Employment Program. Assembly Member Linda Rosenthal, who has been active in monitoring the state’s rental assistance program created during the coronavirus pandemic, was recently appointed to lead the Assembly’s social services committee.

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Chairs State Senate and Assembly Social Services Committees The two state lawmakers chair their respective legislative bodies’ committees overseeing social services in New York. State Sen. Roxanne Persaud has spent the past year pushing New York to release federal funds provided through the CARES Act to help nonprofits and supporting continued

Beth Shapiro’s work with Citymeals on Wheels was crucial amid the coronavirus lockdown.

Executive Director Citymeals on Wheels During her tenure leading Citymeals on Wheels, Executive Director Beth Shapiro began a strategic budgeting process to improve its emergency readiness and launched efforts to connect more people to food benefits. Citymeals’ mission to connect older adults in New York City

Ashwin Vasan supports people with mental health challenges as CEO of Fountain House.

to home-delivered meals took on even greater importance once pandemic lockdowns began in earnest last year. Since the start of the health crisis, the nonprofit has managed to deliver 2 million meals to elderly New Yorkers.

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President and CEO Fountain House As the president and CEO of Fountain House, Dr. Ashwin Vasan heads a nonprofit whose model for supporting people with mental health challenges has been replicated in over 300 locations in 30 countries. He brings with him experience as a primary care physician and academic. Vasan also served as the founding executive director of the Health Access Equity Unit at the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, which focused on the intersection of health, clinical systems and the social welfare needs of vulnerable communities.

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organizations, including the Association for Neighborhood & Housing Development and Enterprise Community Partners.

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Executive Director The Supportive Housing Network of New York Ralph da Costa Nunez leads both Homes for the Homeless and the Institute for Children, Poverty, and Homelessness.

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President and CEO Homes for the Homeless

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Ralph da Costa Nunez has headed Homes for the Homeless for more than three decades, supporting its efforts to house homeless families and connect them to educational opportunities, health care, job training and legal services. Nunez is also president of the Institute for Children, Poverty, and Homelessness, which conducts research on homelessness among children and families. Before joining the housing nonprofit, he served as a deputy director overseeing policies and services for homeless New Yorkers under New York City Mayor Ed Koch.

95 PETER GOLDBERG

Executive Director Brooklyn Community Bail Fund While the Brooklyn Community Bail Fund pivoted away from posting criminal

bail – instead focusing on getting immigrants out of detention and legislative changes – it made an exception to support protesters responding to George Floyd’s death in 2020. Seeing a flood of donations, the organization, led by Peter Goldberg, spent millions of dollars posting bail for demonstrators and redirecting funds to Blackled groups focused on police brutality and incarceration in New York.

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CEO RiseBoro Community Partnership Under the direction of CEO Scott Short, RiseBoro Community Partnership provides support ranging from affordable housing to home-delivered meals for seniors and legal services. The nonprofit boosted its efforts to deliver meals to its senior center clients once the pandemic hit, while rolling out plenty of other programming online. Short serves on the boards of several

As executive director of the Supportive Housing Network, Laura Mascuch works on behalf of more than 200 nonprofits developing and operating supportive housing. The organization has served as a resource to providers through the COVID-19 pandemic, and continues to advocate for greater investment in supportive housing. Before joining the Supportive Housing Network of New York, Mascuch ran her own consulting firm for 10 years.

98 WENDY MCCLINTON

President and CEO Black Veterans for Social Justice Wendy McClinton spent a decade serving in the U.S. Army before she began helping fellow veterans as president and CEO of Black Veterans for Social Justice. The nonprofit provides a range of services to help military personnel transition into civilian life, such as housing, employment services and substance abuse treatment. McClinton serves on the board of directors at the National Coalition for Homeless Veterans and as a member of New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio’s Veterans Advisory Board.

99 ERIC ROSENBAUM

President and CEO Project Renewal Eric Rosenbaum is in his third year leading Project Renewal, a homeless services provider in New York City helping 16,000 people annually with health care, housing, and employment services. Project Renewal made headlines when one of its temporary shelters at the Lucerne Hotel on the Upper West Side drew the ire of locals and spurred calls to remove its homeless residents from the neighborhood – although the courts have blocked the effort.

100 TILOMA JAYASINGHE

President and CEO Community Resource Exchange Having led nonprofits herself, Tiloma Jayasinghe – who became Community Resource Exchange’s new president and CEO at the start of the year after serving as director of member organizing at the Donors of Color Network – is familiar with the challenges facing the nonprofits her organization helps. She is now facilitating efforts to connect with local nonprofits to help them with strategic planning and financial management, as well as diversity, equity and inclusion.


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legalnotices@cityandstateny.com Notice of Qualification of CATALYST INVESTORS PARTNERS V, L.P. Appl. for Auth. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 12/29/20. Office location: NY County. LP formed in Delaware (DE) on 03/22/18. Duration of LP is Perpetual. SSNY designated as agent of LP upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Catalyst Investors, 711 Fifth Ave., Ste. 600, NY, NY 10022. 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 Jeffrey W. Bullock, DE Div. of Corps., 401 Federal St. - Ste. 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: Any lawful activity. NOTICE OF FORMATION of Brooklynite AFC, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 1/5/2021. Office location: Kings County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, 438 3rd Street, #4, Brooklyn, NY 11215. Purpose: any lawful activity. The LLC is to be managed by one or more managers

Notice of Qualification of CATALYST INVESTORS V, L.P. Appl. for Auth. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 12/29/20. Office location: NY County. LP formed in Delaware (DE) on 03/22/18. Duration of LP is Perpetual. SSNY designated as agent of LP upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Catalyst Investors, 711 Fifth Ave., Ste. 600, NY, NY 10022. 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 Jeffrey W. Bullock, DE Div. of Corps., 401 Federal St. - Ste. 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: Any lawful activity. Notice of Formation of WWGAJ ASSOCIATES, LLC filed with SSNY on November 18, 2020. Office: Kings County. SSNY designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to WWGAJ Associates LLC: 1790 Schenectady Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11234. Purpose: any lawful act or activity.

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Notice of Qualification of LIME, LLC Appl. for Auth. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 01/12/21. Office location: NY County. LLC formed in California (CA) on 07/29/02. NYS fictitious name: LIME STUDIOS LLC. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to the LLC, 1528 20th St., Santa Monica, CA 90404. CA addr. of LLC: 2000 Ave. of the Stars, #400, Los Angeles, CA 90067. Cert. of Form. filed with Secy. of State, 1500 11th St., Sacramento, CA 95814. Purpose: Any lawful activity.

Notice of Formation of MERA MERA PRODUCTIONS LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with SSNY on 5/22/20.Office location: New York SSNY desg. as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY mail process to 31 E. 31ST ST. Apt 10A New York, NY, 10106. Any lawful purpose. Notice of Formation of SAFAA DAM LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with SSNY on 1/20/21. Office location: Kings SSNY desg. As agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served SSNY mail process to 373 Carlton Ave Brooklyn, NY, 11238. Any lawful purpose. Notice of Formation of SY HOME CARE CONSULTANTS LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with SSNY on 1/15/21. Office location: Kings SSNY desg. As agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served SSNY mail process to 6224 24th Ave Brooklyn, NY, 11204. Any lawful purpose. JCH PROJECT MANAGEMENT LLC filed Arts. of Org. with the Sect’y of State of NY (SSNY) on 12/9/2020 with an effective date of 1/1/2021. Office: NY County. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served and shall mail process to: The LLC, 21 West St, Apt 7A, NY, NY 10006. Purpose: any lawful act.

Notice of Formation of Limited Liability Company (LLC) Name: Parris Eatery Inc Articles of Organization filed with Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on June 22nd, 2020. Office Location: Bronx County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to: 1345 East Gun Hill Road Bronx NY 10469. Purpose: to engage in any and all business for which LLCs may be formed under the New York LLC law Notice of Formation of Forte Content LLC filed with SSNY on October 19, 2020. Office: Kings County. SSNY designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to LLC: 1123 Lafayette Ave #2, Brooklyn, NY 11221 . Purpose: any lawful act or activity. Notice of Qualification of LVS III SPE XXXVII LP Appl. for Auth. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 01/08/21. Office location: NY County. LP formed in Delaware (DE) on 09/13/19. Duration of LP is Perpetual. SSNY designated as agent of LP upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Corporation Service Co. (CSC), 80 State St., Albany, NY 12207-2543. Name and addr. of each general partner are available from SSNY. DE addr. of LP: CSC, 251 Little Falls Dr., Wilmington, DE 19808. Cert. of LP filed with Secy. of State, 401 Federal St. - Ste. 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: Any lawful activity.

Notice of Formation of Mutt Avenue Pet Grooming, LLC filed with SSNY on November 02, 2020. Office: NY County. SSNY designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to LLC: 400 W. 55th st, Apt 6K, New York, NY 10019. Purpose: any lawful act or activity.

Notice of Qualification of GIG US STORAGE HOLDINGS LLC Appl. for Auth. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 01/11/21. Office location: NY County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 01/08/21. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to c/o Corporation Service Co. (CSC), 80 State St., Albany, NY 12207-2543. DE addr. of LLC: c/o CSC, 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., Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: Any lawful activity.

Notice of Formation of 8807 CHEN LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with SSNY on 12/22/20. Office location: Kings SSNY desg. As agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served SSNY mail process to 6814 Fort Hamilton Pkwy 1st Fl Brooklyn, NY, 11219. Any lawful purpose. Notice of Formation of ANIRA STUDIOS LLC. .Arts. of Org. filed with SSNY on 9/25/20.Office location: New York SSNY desg. as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY mail process to 212 W 91ST ST APT 423 New York, NY, 10024.Any lawful purpose. Notice of Formation of Snug Studios, LLC. Arts of Org filed with Sec. of State of NY on 1/20/21. Office Location: Richmond County. SSNY designated agent of LLC whom process against it may be served, mail process to: c/o the LLC, 4218 Amboy Rd. SI, NY 10308. Purpose: any lawful purpose.. Notice of Formation of God In Gotham, LLC filed with SSNY on September 18, 2020. Office: NY County. SSNY designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to LLC: 2266 5TH AVE, #1249, NY, NY, 10037. Purpose: any lawful act or activity.

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NOTICE OF FORMATION OF La Rochelle Home LLC. Articles of Organization filed with the Secretary of State of NY (SSNY) on 8/8/18. Office location and principal business address: NEW YORK County, 168 Malcom X Blvd. #5C, NY, NY 10026. SSNY is designated as agent for service of process. The Post Office address to which the SSNY shall mail a copy of any process against the LLC is: 168 Malcom X Blvd. #5C, NY, NY 10026. Purpose: any lawful act or activity Notice of Formation of VESUVIO BAKERY FARLEY PO, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with SSNY on 12/21/20. Office location: New York SSNY desg. as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY mail process to 540 West 49TH ST, #104N New York, NY, 10019.Any lawful purpose. Notice of Formation of GINO RE, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with SSNY on 12/18/20.Office location: New York SSNY desg. as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY mail process to 1418 7th St, #402 Santa Monica, CA, 90401.Any lawful purpose Notice of Formation of Limited Liability Company (LLC). Name: BETHEL MILLS LLC. Articles of Organization filed with Secretary of State of NY (SSNY) on 10/1/2020. NY Office Location: Kings County. SSNY has been designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. The post office address to which the SSNY shall mail a copy of any process against the LLC served upon him/her is C/O The LLC, 1325 59th St., Brooklyn, NY 11219. Purpose of LLC: Any lawful purpose. Notice of Formation of LMRN, LLC filed with SSNY on 10/28/20 Office: NY County. SSNY designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to LLC: 109 Greenvale Rd Cherry Hill NJ 08034. Purpose: any lawful act or activity.


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Notice of Formation of ATKINS FAMILY LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with SSNY on 12/16/20. Office location: New York SSNY desg. as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY mail process to C/O Atkins & Breskin 133 Norfolk St New York, Ny, 10022.Any lawful purpose.

Notice of Formation of GEORGETOWN PROPERTIES 7020 LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with SSNY on 12/21/20.Office location: Kings SSNY desg. As agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served SSNY mail process to 390 Fairmount Ave Chatham, NJ, 07928. Any lawful purpose.

Notice of Formation of BRESKIN FAMILY LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with SSNY on 12/16/20. Office location: New York SSNY desg. as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY mail process to C/O Atkins & Breskin 133 Norfolk St New York, Ny, 10022.Any lawful purpose.

Notice of Formation of 515 WEST 18TH 422 LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with SSNY on 12/18/20. Office location: New York SSNY desg. as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY mail process to 101 West 24th St Apt 12B New York, NY, 10011. Any lawful purpose.

Notice of Formation of BROOKLYN HEALTHY MIND 360 - NURSE PRACTITIONER IN PSYCHIATRY, PLLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with SSNY on 9/24/20.Office location: Kings SSNY desg. As agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served SSNY mail process to 26 COURT ST, RM 409 BROOKLYN, NEW YORK, 11242. Any lawful purpose.

Notice of Formation of JABA GROUP LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with SSNY on 12/16/20. Office location: New York SSNY desg. as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY mail process to C/O Atkins & Breskin 133 Norfolk St New York, Ny, 10022.Any lawful purpose.

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Notice of Formation of Charles Warshaw Family LLC. Art. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY(SSNY) on December 29, 2020. Office location: New York County, SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to: 50 East 89th Street, New York, NY 10128. Purpose: any lawful activity. Notice of Formation of FANTASYLAND HOLDINGS, LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with SSNY on 8/25/20.Office location: Kings SSNY desg. As agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served SSNY mail process to 416 Kent Ave, #517 Brooklyn, NY, 11249. Any lawful purpose.

Notice of Formation of JASL GROUP LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with SSNY on 12/16/20.Office location: NEW YORK SSNY desg. as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY mail process to C/O Atkins & Breskin, L.L.C. 133 Norfolk St New York, NY, 10022.Any lawful purpose. Notice of Formation of JASLBA GROUP LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with SSNY on 12/16/20. Office location: New York SSNY desg. as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY mail process to C/O Atkins & Breskin 133 Norfolk St New York, Ny, 10022.Any lawful purpose. Notice of Formation of ROCK BOTTOM DEALS LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with SSNY on 10/19/20. Office location: Kings SSNY desg. As agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served SSNY mail process to 460 Neptune Ave APT 13J Brooklyn, NY, 11224. Any lawful purpose.

Notice of Formation of KEEN LOREN, LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with SSNY on 12/23/20. Office location: Kings SSNY desg. As agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served SSNY mail process to 332 43RD ST Apt.2A Brooklyn, NY, 11232. Any lawful purpose. Notice of Formation of LEAST LIKELY, LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with SSNY on 8/7/20.Office location: Kings SSNY desg. As agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served SSNY mail process to 245 Warren St. #2L Brooklyn, NY, 11201. Any lawful purpose. Notice of Formation of LET BARBADOS MOVE YOU LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with SSNY on 11/27/20. Office location: Kings SSNY desg. As agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served SSNY mail process to 1150 E 22 St Brooklyn, New York, 11210. Any lawful purpose. Notice of Formation of MILK PENNY LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with SSNY on 11/23/20. Office location: Madison SSNY desg. as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY mail process to PO Box 86 Canastota, NY, 13032. Any lawful purpose. Notice of Formation of NYC ADVANCED PROPERTIES LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with SSNY on 12/23/20.Office location: Richmond SSNY desg. as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY mail process to 85 Kell Ave Staten Island, NY, 10314. Any lawful purpose. Notice of Formation of THE HARDBALL CAFE OF MAIN STREET LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with SSNY on 1/04/21. Office location: Suffolk SSNY desg. as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY mail process to 99 Main St Cooperstown, NY, 13326. Any lawful purpose.

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Notice of Formation of a NY Limited Liability Company. Name: E N D U R A N C EO P ERATIONS MANAGEMENT, LLC. Articles of Organization filing date with Secretary of State (SSNY) was 01/07/2021. Office location: 427 BEDFORD ROAD, SUITE 110 PLEASANTVILLE, NEW YORK, 10570. Westchester County. SSNY has been designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served and SSNY shall mail copy of process to 427 BEDFORD ROAD, SUITE 110 PLEASANTVILLE, NEW YORK, 10570. Purpose is to engage in any and all business activities permitted under NYS laws.

Notice of Formation of TRADITION BY BWB, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with SSNY on 1/12/21. Office location: New York SSNY desg. as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY mail process to 80 State St Albany, NY, 12207-2543. Any lawful purpose. Notice of Formation of BLOOM MEDIA LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 01/15/21. Office location: NY County. Princ. office of LLC: 1 Irving Pl., Apt. V27B, NY, NY 10003. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Virginia Bloom at the princ. office of the LLC. Purpose: Any lawful activity. SHARES GROCERY, LLC, Arts. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 11/16/2020. Office loc: NY County. SSNY has been designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: Osama Alsahybi, 89 Montague St, Brooklyn, NY 11201. Purpose: Any Lawful Purpose.

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Notice of Formation of Konverjdans, LLC filed with SSNY on December 17, 2020. Office: Kings County. SSNY designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to LLC: 1184 St Marks Ave, Apt 2L, Brooklyn, NY 11213. Purpose: any lawful act or activity. Notice of Qualification of Transon Media LLC. Authority filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 01/07/21. Office location: Kings County. LLC formed in District of Columbia (DC) on 01/27/14. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: Brothers Smith LLP, c/o David Pearson, 2033 N. Main St., Ste. 720, Walnut Creek, CA 94596. Principal Office: 550 15th St., Ste. 31, San Francisco, CA 94103. Arts of Org. filed with the Superintendent of Corporations, 1350 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Ste. 419, Washington, DC 20004. Purpose: any lawful activities. Notice of Formation of Keep It Tight, LLC filed with SSNY on October, 28 2020 Office: NY County. SSNY designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to LLC: 79 e 94th st, Brooklyn, NY 11212. Purpose: any lawful act or activity. Solutions By Sam, LLC, Arts of Org. filed with Sec. of State of NY (SSNY) on 10/16/2020. Cty: New York. SSNY desig. as agent upon whom process against may be served & shall mail process to Samantha Sil-verman, 201 E. 19th St., Apt. 7L, New York, NY 10003. General Purpose Notice of Form. of PEERLESS GROVE, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with SSNY on 1/13/21. Office location: Saratoga SSNY desg. as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY mail process to 525 Locust Grove Greenfield, Ny, 12833. Any lawful purpose.

Notice of Formation of 183 JOBS LANE LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with SSNY on 1/4/21.Office location: New York SSNY desg. as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY mail process to Attention: Eric And Emmie Lee 245 East 87th St Apt 15a New York, NY, 10128. Any lawful purpose. Notice of Formation of 331 S. 4TH STREET LLC. .Arts. of Org. filed with SSNY on 9/29/20. Office location: New York SSNY desg. as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY mail process To C/O Blank Property Group Attn: Paul Caine 7 Penn Plaza Ste 1400 New York, NY, 10001. Any lawful purpose. Notice of Formation of 350 E 32 LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with SSNY on 1/14/21. Office location: Kings SSNY desg. As agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served SSNY mail process to C/O: Phillips Nizer Llp 485 Lexington Ave New York, NY, 10017. Any lawful purpose. Notice of Formation of 392 LEFFERTS AVE LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with SSNY on 1/20/21. Office location: Kings SSNY desg. As agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served SSNY mail process to 1314 Fulton St Brooklyn, NY, 11216. Any lawful purpose. Notice of Formation of 1331 FINDLAY REALTY LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with SSNY on 12/5/18. Office location: Kings SSNY desg. As agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served SSNY mail process to 127 Fores Rd Monroe, NY, 10950. Any lawful purpose. Notice of Formation of 1864 HARRISON AVE LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with SSNY on 1/23/19. Office location: Kings SSNY desg. As agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served SSNY mail process to 670 Myrtle Ave Ste 388 Brooklyn, NY, 11205. Any lawful purpose.


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Notice of Formation of ALOHA KRAB OF SYRACUSE LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with SSNY on 08/26/20.Office location: CAYUGA SSNY desg. as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY mail process to 1 Destiny USA Dr Ste B110 Syracuse, NY, 13024. Any lawful purpose. Notice of Formation of AV-RH MIDTOWN COLLECTION LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with SSNY on 1/7/21. Office location: Kings SSNY desg. As agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served SSNY mail process to C/O Schwartz Sladkus Reich Greenberg Atlas Llp Attn: Jeffrey M. Schwartz Esq. 444 Madison Ave, 6th Floor New York, NY, 10022. Any lawful purpose. Notice of Formation of BWB HOSPITALITY GROUP, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with SSNY on 1/11/21.Office location: New York SSNY desg. as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY mail process to 80 State St Albany, NY, 12207- 2543.Any lawful purpose. Notice of Formation of CMCC HOLDINGS LLC. Arts .Of Org. filed with SSNY on 1/7/21. Office location: Fulton SSNY desg. As agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY mail process to 212 W 4th Ave Johnstown, NY, 12095. Any lawful purpose. Notice of Formation of D&S ON THE BAY, LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with SSNY on 1/12/21. Office location: Kings SSNY desg. As agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served SSNY mail process to 3099 Emmons Ave Brooklyn, NY, 11235. Any lawful purpose. Notice of Formation of DISTILLATION, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with SSNY on 1/11/21.Office location: New York SSNY desg. as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY mail process to 80 State St Albany, NY, 12207-2543. Any lawful purpose.

Notice of Form. of DMC RENTALS, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with SSNY on 1/13/21. Office location: Onondaga SSNY desg. as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY mail process to 7990 River Rd Baldwinsville, NY, 13027. Any lawful purpose. Notice of Formation of DON’T GIVE UP THE SHIP, LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with SSNY on 1/19/21. Office location: Kings SSNY desg. As agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served SSNY mail process to 193 MIDWOOD ST BROOKLYN, NY, 11225. Any lawful purpose. Notice of Formation of FERMENTATION, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with SSNY on 1/11/21. Office location: New York SSNY desg. as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY mail process to 80 State St Albany, NY, 12207-2543. Any lawful purpose. Notice of Formation of HONG LE LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with SSNY on 1/12/21.Office location: Kings SSNY desg. As agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served SSNY mail process to 941 55th Street Brooklyn, NY, 11219. Any lawful purpose. Notice of Form. of JEFFREYOPS, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with SSNY on 1/4/21. Office location: Saratoga SSNY desg. as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY mail process to 23 Horizon Dr Saratoga Spring, NY, 12866-8777. Any lawful purpose. Notice of Formation of LOEFFLER 10 PRINCE LLC. .Arts. of Org. filed with SSNY on 12/30/19. Office location: New York SSNY desg. as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY mail process to 588 Broadway, Ste 1203 New York, NY, 10012. Any lawful purpose.

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Notice of Form. of YATES VILLAGE II GP LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with SSNY on 12/1/20. Office location: Saratoga SSNY desg. as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY mail process to 28 Liberty St New York, NY, 10005. Any lawful purpose. Notice of Formation of 31 ORIENT AVENUE LLC.Arts. of Org. filed with SSNY on 11/3/20. Office location: New York SSNY desg. as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY mail process to C/O Blank Property Group Attn: Paul Caine 7 Penn Plaza Ste 1400 New York, NY, 10001. Any lawful purpose. Notice of Formation of 47 ANJALI LOOP LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with SSNY on 1/13/21.Office location: Richmond SSNY desg. as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY mail process to 38 E. Broadway Apt 9 New York, NY, 10002. Any lawful purpose.

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Notice of Formation of 145 WELLS STREET LLC. Arts .Of Org. filed with SSNY on 1/8/21. Office location: Fulton SSNY desg. As agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY mail process to 447 N Perry St Johnstown, NY, 12095. Any lawful purpose. Notice of Qual. of CS BLACKBIRD LLC. Auth. filed with SSNY on 1/25/21. Office location: New York. LLC formed in DE on 1/14/21. SSNY desg. as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY mail process to: C/O Spruce Capital Partners Llc 535 Madison Ave, 19th Floor New York, NY, 10022. Arts. of Org. filed with DE SOS. Townsend Bldg. Dover, DE 19901. Any lawful purpose.

Notice of Formation of 2632 EAST 22 STREET LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with SSNY on 1/19/21. Office location: Kings SSNY desg. As agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served SSNY mail process to 2632 East 22 St Brooklyn, NY, 11235. Any lawful purpose. Notice of Formation of S. ELITE CONSTRUCTION, LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with SSNY on 12/17/20. Office location: Kings SSNY desg. As agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served SSNY mail process to 239 South 1st. Brooklyn, NY, 11211. Any lawful purpose. Notice of Formation of SMILING HEART CARE LLC. Of Org. filed with SSNY on 9/3/20. Office location: Kings SSNY desg. As agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served SSNY mail process to 102 Skillman St Apt 3 Brooklyn, Ny, 11205. Any lawful purpose.

Notice of Formation of LYZ 760 LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with SSNY on 1/19/21. Office location: Kings SSNY desg. As agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served SSNY mail process to 225 Dahlgren Pl Brooklyn, NY, 11228. Any lawful purpose Notice of Qualification of Tower Cap SPV LLC. Authority filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 01/08/21. Office location: NY County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 10/22/20. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 111 Broadway, Ste. 1703, NY, NY 10006. Address to be maintained in DE: Corporation Service Company, 251 Little Falls Dr., Wilmington, DE 19808. Arts of Org. filed with the 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 WAVELINE LAB LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with SSNY on 1/26/21.Office location: Richmond SSNY desg. as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY mail process to 3285B Richmond Ave Suite #316 Staten Island, NY, 10312. Any lawful purpose.

Notice of Qualification of Landed Educators II, LLC. Authority filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 01/06/21. Office location: NY County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 06/18/18. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: c/o National Registered Agents, Inc., 28 Liberty St., NY, NY 10005, also the registered agent upon whom process may be served. Address to be maintained in DE: National Registered Agents, Inc., 1209 Orange St., Wilmington, DE 19801. Arts of Org. filed with the Secy. of State, 401 Federal St., Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: any lawful activities.

Notice of Formation of STMNTshop, LLC filed with SSNY on February 10, 2021. Office: Richmond County. SSNY designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of process to LLC: 243 Slater Blvd Staten Island, NY 10305. Purpose: any lawful act or activity.

Notice of Formation of COMPCARE SERVICES, LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with SSNY on 1/13821. Office location: Kings SSNY desg. As agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served SSNY mail process to 4512 Farragut Rd Brooklyn, NY, 11203. Any lawful purpose.

Notice of Formation of WAVE LIMIT LAB LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with SSNY on 1/26/21. Office location: Richmond SSNY desg. as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY mail process to 3285B Richmond Ave Suite #352 Staten Island, NY, 10312. Any lawful purpose.

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Notice of Qualification of Tower Cap LLC. Authority filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 01/08/21. Office location: NY County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 10/25/18. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 111 Broadway, Ste. 1703, NY, NY 10006. Address to be maintained in DE: Corporation Service Company, 251 Little Falls Dr., Wilmington, DE 19808. Arts of Org. filed with the 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 2641 EAST 21 STREET LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with SSNY on 1/12/21. Office location: Kings SSNY desg. As agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served SSNY mail process to 2641 East 21 St Brooklyn, NY, 11235. Any lawful purpose. Notice of Formation of ALOHA KRAB OF HILLEL PL LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with SSNY on 10/15/20.Office location: Kings SSNY desg. As agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served SSNY mail process to 354 Myrtle Ave Brooklyn, NY, 11205. Any lawful purpose. Notice of Formation of CALL ME CORDOBA PRODUCTIONS LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with SSNY on 11/04/20.Office location: Kings SSNY desg. As agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served SSNY mail process to 220 Berkeley Place 4a Brooklyn, NY, 11217. Any lawful purpose. Notice of Formation of RALJ HOLDINGS, LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 12/17/20. Office location: NY County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Lewis Tepper, 175 W. 72nd St., Apt. 6H, NY, NY 10023. Purpose: Any lawful activity.


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Notice of Formation of BROOKLYN BLON XLVI LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with SSNY on 12/14/20. Office location: Kings SSNY desg. As agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served SSNY mail process to 365 Clinton Ave Apt. 4E Brooklyn, NY, 11238. Any lawful purpose. Notice of Formation of DARK KNIGHT EQUITIES LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with SSNY on 1/25/21. Office location: Kings SSNY desg. As agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served SSNY mail process to 1838 E 3rd St Brooklyn, NY, 11223. Any lawful purpose. Notice of Formation of KAIA INDUSTRIES LLC. .Arts. of Org. filed with SSNY on 1/21/21.Office location: New York SSNY desg. as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY mail process to 40 East 20th St 4th Floor New York, NY, 10003. Any lawful purpose. Notice of Formation of KAINZ PRODUCTIONS LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with SSNY on 11/06/20. Office location: Kings SSNY desg. As agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served SSNY mail process to 138A Classon Ave. #3 Brooklyn, NY, 11205. Any lawful purpose. Notice of Formation of KEATSBRIDGE LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with SSNY on 5/22/20.Office location: New York SSNY desg. as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY mail process to 70 Vestry Street Apt 3E New York, NY, 10013. Any lawful purpose. Notice of Formation of SKW 6 E 74TH STREET LENDER LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with SSNY on 12/7/20.Office location: New York SSNY desg. as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY mail process to 134 West 25th St 5th Floor New York, NY, 10001.Any lawful purpose.

Notice of Qualification of SafeTherapeutics LLC Appl. for Auth. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 01/06/21. Office location: NY County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 07/14/17. Princ. office of LLC: 300 E. 59th St., #502, NY, NY 10022. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Mark Kupersmith at the princ. office of the LLC. DE addr. of LLC: 251 Little Falls Dr., Wilmington, DE 19808. Cert. of Form. filed with Jeffrey W. Bullock, Secy. of State of the State of DE, Div. of Corps., John G. Townsend Bldg., 401 Federal St. - Ste. 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: Any lawful activity.

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT A LICENSE, SERIAL # 1332874 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 20 HUDSON YARDS NEW YORK, NY 10001. NEW YORK COUNTY, FOR ON PREMISE CONSUMPTION. Miznon at Hudson Yards LLC Notice of Formation of JOEY NECHADIM PARTNERS LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 12/31/20. Office location: NY County. 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 Formation of Sara Levine Consulting, LLC filed with SSNY on October 9, 2020. Office: Westchester County. SSNY designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to LLC: 21 Half Moon Lane, Tarrytown, NY 10591. Purpose: any lawful act or activity.

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Notice of Formation of 212 CITY SERVICES LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with SSNY on 1/26/21. Office location Richmond SSNY desg. As agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served SSNY mail process to 3285B Richmond Ave Suite #320 Staten Island, NY, 10312. Any lawful purpose. Notice of Formation of 1334 58TH 1 STREET LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with SSNY on 11/04/20. Office location: Kings SSNY desg. As agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served SSNY mail process to 1334 58th Street Unit 1 Brooklyn, NY, 11219. Any lawful purpose. Notice of Formation of 1435 FULTON STREET LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with SSNY on 11/03/20. Office location: Kings SSNY desg. As agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served SSNY mail process to 3522 15th Ave Brooklyn, NY, 11218. Any lawful purpose. Notice of Form. of M & S REAL PROPERTY, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with SSNY on 11/6/20. Office location: Saratoga SSNY desg. as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY mail process to 608 Grooms Rd Clifton Park, NY, 12065. Any lawful purpose. Notice of Formation of 22 SARATOGA LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with SSNY on 11/18/20. Office location: Warren SSNY desg. as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY mail process to 13 Fort Amherst Rd Glens Falls, NY, 12801. Any lawful purpose. Notice of Formation of SWASNAN LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with SSNY on 11/5/20. Office location: Orange SSNY desg. as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY mail process to 90 State St Ste 700, Office 40, Albany, NY, 12207. Any lawful purpose.

Notice of Formation of ADNUNCIO LLC. Arts. of Org. filed w i t h SSNY on 1/22/21. Office location: ONONDAGA SSNY desg. as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY mail process to 4933 S Salina St Syracuse, NY, 13205. Any lawful purpose. Notice of Qual. of ALEX CARRER LLC. Auth. filed with SSNY on 1/20/21. Office location: Kings. LLC formed in NJ on 9/2/16. SSNY desg. as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY mail process to: 91 Ocean Parkway, 2A Brooklyn, NY, 11218. Arts. of Org. filed with NJ SOS. 33 West State Street Trenton, NJ 08608. Any lawful purpose. Notice of Formation of ATLANTIC RENTAL GROUP LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with SSNY on 11/04/20.Office location: Kings SSNY desg. As agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served SSNY mail process to 2140 West 5th St. Brooklyn, NY, 11223. Any lawful purpose. Notice of Formation of AV-RH CHADWICK LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with SSNY on 12/21/20. Office location: Kings SSNY desg. As agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served SSNY mail process to C/O Schwartz Sladkus Reich Greenberg Atlas LLP Attn: Jeffrey M. Schwartz Esq. 444 Madison Ave, 6th Fl New York, NY, 10022. Any lawful purpose. Notice of Formation of AV-RH ORLEANS LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with SSNY on12/21/20. Office location: Kings SSNY desg. As agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served SSNY mail process to C/O Schwartz Sladkus Reich Greenberg Atlas LLP ATTN: Jeffrey M. Schwartz Esq. 444 Madison Avenue, 6th Fl New York, NY, 10022. Any lawful purpose.

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Notice of Formation of AV-RH WARWICK ARMS LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with SSNY on 12/21/20. Office location: Kings SSNY desg. As agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served SSNY mail process to C/O Schwartz Sladkus Reich Greenberg Atlas LLP Attn: Jeffrey M. Schwartz Esq. 444 Madison Avenue, 6th Fl New York, NY, 10022. Any lawful purpose. Notice of Formation of CENTURY TWENTY TWO NY LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with SSNY on 12/10/20.Office location: Kings SSNY desg. As agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served SSNY mail process to 1583 Bay Ridge Parkway Brooklyn, NY, 11228. Any lawful purpose. Notice of Formation of CJK HOLDINGS, LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with SSNY on 1/26/21. Office location: Kings SSNY desg. As agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served SSNY mail process to C/O The Pace Companies 41 Box St Brooklyn, NY, 11222. Any lawful purpose. Notice of Formation of DML US LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with SSNY on 11/04/20.Office location: Kings SSNY desg. As agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served SSNY mail process to 140 58th Street Building B Unit 4E Brooklyn, NY, 11220. Any lawful purpose. Notice of Formation of EMJ & H LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with SSNY on 2/2/21. Office location: Kings SSNY desg. As agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served SSNY mail process to 68 Ocean Court Brooklyn, NY, 11235. Any lawful purpose. Notice of Formation of MORITZ CAPITAL LLC . Arts. Of Org. filed with SSNY on 2/1/21.Office location: Kings SSNY desg. As agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served SSNY mail process to 2315 Quentin Rd Brooklyn, NY, 11229. Any lawful purpose.

Notice of Formation of OR 107 EAST SECOND, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with SSNY on 1/26/21. Office location: New York SSNY desg. as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY mail process to C/O: Phillips Nizer Llp 485 Lexington Ave New York, NY, 10017.Any lawful purpose. Notice of Formation of PRAKMATYA CAPITAL LLCArts. Of Org. filed with SSNY on 2/4/21. Office location: Kings SSNY desg. As agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served SSNY mail process to 3109 Avenue K Brooklyn, NY, 11210. Any lawful purpose. Notice of Formation of PSC FAMILY LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with SSNY on 12/2/20.Office location: New York SSNY desg. as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY mail process to C/O Reshma Shah 1540 Broadway New York, NY, 10036.Any lawful purpose. Notice of Formation of R&D VACATIONS RENTAL LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with SSNY on 12/1/15. Office location: Orleans SSNY desg. as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY mail process to 10481 Mill Rd Medina, NY, 14103. Any lawful purpose. Notice of Formation of REST INN, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with SSNY on 1/28/21. Office location: Oneida SSNY desg. as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY mail process to 1216 Rahway Ave Avenel, NJ, 07001. Any lawful purpose. Notice of Formation of TL&WX GP LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with SSNY on 1/4/21.Office location: Kings SSNY desg. As agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served SSNY mail process to 140 58th Street Building B Unit 4E Brooklyn, NY, 11220. Any lawful purpose.

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Notice of Qual. of UMC PRED LLC. Auth. filed with SSNY on 12/22/20. Office location: New York. LLC formed in DE on 12/17/20. SSNY desg. as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY mail process to: 150 East 52nd Street 25th Floor New York, NY, 10022. Arts. of Org. filed with DE SOS. Townsend Bldg. Dover, DE 19901. Any lawful purpose. Notice of Formation of WATERS VACATION RENTAL LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with SSNY on 1/31/20. Office location: Orleans SSNY desg. as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY mail process to 10481 Mill Rd Medina, NY, 14103. Any lawful purpose. Notice of Formation of WX US LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with SSNY on 1/4/21. Office location: Kings SSNY desg. As agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served SSNY mail process to 140 58th Street Building B Unit 4E Brooklyn, NY, 11220. Any lawful purpose.

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Notice of Formation of 7376 NY-28, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with SSNY on 4/28/20.Office location: New York SSNY desg. as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY mail process to C/O Tuttle Yick LLP 220 East 42nd St 29th Fl New York, NY, 10017.Any lawful purpose.

Notice of Formation of HCM Consultants, LLC filed with SSNY on February 15, 2021 . Office: NY County. SSNY designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to LLC: 20 Water Grant St, Apt 643 Yonkers NY 10701. Purpose: any lawful act or activity.

Notice of Formation of 12112 NY-23, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with SSNY on 4/30/20.Office location: New York SSNY desg. as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY mail process to C/O Tuttle Yick Llp 220 East 42nd St 29th Fl New York, NY, 10017. Any lawful purpose.

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT A LICENSE, SERIAL # 1332999 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 302 E 49TH ST. NEW YORK, NY 10017. NEW YORK COUNTY, FOR ON PREMISE CONSUMPTION.

Notice of Formation of A PLUS T LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with SSNY on 1/26/21.Office location: Richmond SSNY desg. as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY mail process to 3285B Richmond Ave Ste #324 Staten Island, NY, 10312. Any lawful purpose. Notice of Formation of AC NORTHTOWNE, LLC. Arts. Of Org. filed with SSNY on 12/11/20. Office location: Kings SSNY desg. As agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served SSNY mail process to 42 Box St #200 Brooklyn, NY, 11222. Any lawful purpose.

Notice of Formation of 17 STATE STREET PROPCO, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with SSNY on 4/30/20.Office location: New York SSNY desg. as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY mail process to C/O Tuttle Yick LLP 220 East 42nd St 29th Fl New York, NY, 10017.Any lawful purpose.

Notice of Formation of MAXESS LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 02/01/21. Office location: NY County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Esther S. Weingarten, 799 Park Ave., 19C, NY, NY 10021. Purpose: Any lawful activity.

Notice of Formation of 31 MANOR DRIVE, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with SSNY on 4/28/20.Office location: New York SSNY desg. as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY mail process to C/O Tuttle Yick LLP 220 East 42nd St 29th Fl New York, NY, 10017.Any lawful purpose.

Notice of Formation of SECOND VERNON MEMBER LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with SSNY on 2/5/21.Office location: New York SSNY desg. as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY mail process to One Bryant Park, 49th Fl New York, NY, 10036.Any lawful purpose.

RAMEN USA INC NOTICE OF FORMATION of CMAP Industries LLC. Articles of Organization filed with the Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on October 13, 2020. Location: New York. SSNY designated as agent for service of process on LLC. SSNY shall mail a copy of process to: C/O LEGALINC CORPORATE SERVICES INC. 1967 WEHRLE DRIVE, SUITE 1-086 BUFFALO, NEW YORK, 14221. Purpose: Any lawful purpose. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT A LICENSE, SERIAL # 1331726 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 361 GRAHAM AVE BROOKLYN, NY 11211. KINGS COUNTY, FOR ON PREMISE CONSUMPTION. HUMMUS MARKET LLC.

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Application for Authority of ABL Four, LLC filed with the Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 1/26/2021. Formed in DE on 1/7/2021. Office loc.: NY County. SSNY is designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. The address SSNY shall mail copy of process to 30 Montgomery St., Ste. 215, Jersey City, NJ 07302. The office address required to be maintained in DE is 614 N. DuPont Hwy., Ste. 210, Dover, DE 19901. Cert. of formation filed with Jeffrey W. Bullock, Secy. of State, 401 Federal St., #4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: Any lawful activity. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT A LICENSE, SERIAL # 1333794, FOR WINE & BEER HAS BEEN APPLIED FOR BY THE UNDERSIGNED TO SELL WINE & BEER AT RETAIL UNDER THE ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE CONTROL LAW AT 455 HUDSON ST NEW YORK, NY 10014. NEW YORK COUNTY, FOR ON-PREMISE CONSUMPTION. SAN CARLINO LLC.

LEGALNOTICES@ CITYANDSTATENY.COM NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT A LICENSE, SERIAL # 1333811, FOR WINE & BEER HAS BEEN APPLIED FOR BY THE UNDERSIGNED TO SELL WINE & BEER AT RETAIL UNDER THE ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE CONTROL LAW AT 70 KENMARE ST NEW YORK, NY 10012. NEW YORK COUNTY, FOR ON-PREMISE CONSUMPTION. SAITO LLC. Notice of formation of Rock Ridge Asset Management LLC filed with SSNY on January 29, 2021. Office:NY County. SSNY designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to LLC: 55 West 14th Street #15G New York, NY 10011. Purpose:any lawful act or activity.

Notice of Formation of Katherine Nicole, LLC filed with SSNY on October 16,2020 Office: NY County. United States Corporation Agents Inc., designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. United States Corporation Agents shall mail copy of process to LLC: 3609 Broadway, Apt. 4J, New York, NY 10031. Purpose: any lawful act or activity. Notice of formation of Del Ave 95 LLC, a limited liability company (the “LLC”). Articles of Organization filed with the Secretary of State of NY (“SSNY”) on 12/30/20. Office location is Richmond County and the SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC, upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of any such process served to: the LLC, 61 Shotwell Ave, Staten Island, NY 10312. The purpose of the LLC is to engage in any lawful purpose. NOTICE: a Petition for Summary Administration has been filed for the Estate of Estate of Craig Josiah Auguste, deceased, SX-2021-PB-16 in the U.S. Virgin Islands. All persons having claims against the Estate are required to present them within 30 days, verified by affidavit. And all persons indebted to the Estate shall make payment promptly. Contact Petitioner’s attorney, Jacob Gower, jgower[at]burnscharest.com Notice of Formation of Fidelis Enterprises, LLC filed with SSNY on March 19th, 2020. Office: NY County. SSNY designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to LLC: 365 W 125th Street, Suite 2A, New York, NY 100279998. Purpose: Fidelis Enterprise partners with companies pursuing state & federal contracts earmarked for minority and/or veterans/disabled veterans

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Notice of Qualification of CATALYST INVESTORS PARTNERS V, L.L.C. Appl. for Auth. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 12/30/20. Office location: NY County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 03/22/18. NYS fictitious name: CATALYST INVESTORS PARTNERS V (NY), L.L.C. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Catalyst Investors, 711 Fifth Ave., Ste. 600, NY, NY 10022. DE addr. of LLC: c/o Corporation Service Co., 251 Little Falls Dr., Wilmington, DE 19808. Cert. of Form. filed with Jeffrey W. Bullock, DE Div. of Corps., 401 Federal St. Ste. 4, Dover, DE 19001. Purpose: Any lawful activity NOTICE: a Petition for Summary Administration has been filed for the Estate of Estate of Craig Josiah Auguste, deceased, SX-2021-PB-16 in the U.S. Virgin Islands. All persons having claims against the Estate are required to present them within 30 days, verified by affidavit. And all persons indebted to the Estate shall make payment promptly. Contact Petitioner’s attorney, Jacob Gower, jgower[at]burnscharest.com Notice of Qualification of BUBBLE BUD INVESTOR GROUP 2 LLC Appl. for Auth. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 02/08/21. Office location: NY County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 01/15/21. Princ. office of LLC: 28 W. 76th St., NY, NY 10023. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to the LLC at the princ. office of the LLC. DE addr. of LLC: National Registered Agents, Inc., 1209 Orange St., Wilmington, DE 19801. Cert. of Form. filed with DE Secy. of State, Div. of Corps., John G. Townsend Bldg., 401 Federal St., Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: Any lawful activity.

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PUBLIC NOTICE Cellco Partnership and its controlled affiliates doing business as Verizon Wireless (Verizon Wireless) proposes to collocate wireless communications antennas at a top height of 60 feet on a 60-foot building at the approx. vicinity of 729 Knickerbocker Avenue, Brooklyn, Kings County, New York 11221, and to collocate wireless communications antennas at a top height of 78 feet on a 72-foot building at the approx. vicinity of 159 Ellery Street, Brooklyn, Kings County, New York 11206. Public comments regarding potential effects from this site on historic properties may be submitted within 30 days from the date of this publication to: Trileaf Corp, Benjamin Allen, b.allen@ trileaf.com, phone: 678653-8673, 1395 South Marietta Parkway, Building 400, Suite 209, Marietta, GA 30067. Notice of Formation of WATSON DESIGN ASSOCIATES, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with SSNY on 2/11/21.Office location: New York SSNY desg. as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY mail process to 105 West 72nd Street 9B New York, NY, 10023.Any lawful purpose.

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Who was up and who was down last week

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ANDREW CUOMO Kudos to Gov. Andrew Cuomo for taking a week that started out with scattered calls for his impeachment, rolling up his sleeves, and somehow making it worse! Going off-script on a press call to attack Assembly Member Ron Kim was a terrible look, but reporting from the Times suggests his behind-the-scenes harassment of Kim was even more repugnant. Most damning of all, political rivals say they’re not even surprised.

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The head of the MTA can have a good week, as a treat. Things are finally looking up after better-than-expected tax revenues and new federal aid means New Yorkers won’t be forced to deal with a 40% cut to subway service.

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Fire up the Ferris wheel, Coney Island’s amusement parks will be open for business. Coronavirus canceled last year’s 100th anniversary of the Wonder Wheel, but Coney Island has always been a little weird, so Zamperla, the president of Luna Park, can’t complain about celebrating 101.

Courts ruled police misconduct records are public records, and few probably took it as hard as Police Benevolent Association President Pat Lynch. Previous takes of his include saying the “job is dead” after the firing of the officer who choked Eric Garner to death.

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One would think a progressive organization would be all good with staff unionizing. But that doesn’t seem to be the case with the Queens Defenders, where two pro-union employees said they were fired as a form of retaliation. (The public defender group, led by Lori Zeno, has denied it.)

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RON KIM Assembly Member Ron Kim has never been a fan of Gov. Andrew Cuomo, but this week he became Public Enemy No. 1 – a designation Kim is taking in stride with a string of interviews on national news networks. Following Kim’s criticism of the administration’s handling of COVID-19 in nursing homes, Kim said the governor called him multiple times, threatening to destroy his career – a charge the governor denies.

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Many of the security barriers around Trump Tower have been removed, and while the action may not have presented the same level of metaphorical relief as the literal implosion of the Trump Plaza Hotel and Casino in Atlantic City, it was yet another sign that Donald Trump’s grip over every aspect of our lives has loosened. But the former president’s influence lives on rhetorically. How else should you describe an executive publicly berating a legislator but “Trumpian”?

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