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EDITOR’S NOTE

JON LENTZ Editor-in-chief

TWO WEEKS AGO, City & State ran a story about Queens Borough President Melinda Katz’s candidacy for district attorney, with this cover headline: “Katz in the bag: Face it, the Queens DA race is over.” In fact, the race was far from over. The next day, Tiffany Cabán, a young public defender, was endorsed by The New York Times. Then, presidential candidates Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren got behind the 31-year-old progressive. That same week, political observers cautioned against anointing a front-runner, while one expert told us it “would be arrogant to ignore the newly energized electorate making their voice heard throughout Queens for Tiffany Cabán.” And Cabán kept picking up the pace in fundraising while deploying energetic campaign volunteers across the borough. It all appears to have paid off. While Katz refused to concede, pointing to the 1,090-vote margin and several thousand absentee ballots yet to be counted, Cabán declared victory on Tuesday night. The race officially isn’t over, but Cabán is likely to emerge as the victor. (After our own embarrassing version of the famous “Dewey defeats Truman” cover, we’re being a bit more cautious in our predictions.) In this week’s magazine, we take a closer look at the factors that propelled Cabán to the verge of an upset while assessing the Queens establishment’s failure to deliver for Katz.

CONTENTS

TIFFANY CÁBAN … 6 The little campaign that could QUEENS MACHINE …8 Why Katz couldn’t GOTV

NICK LANGWORTHY … 10 Can a Trump-loving upstater save the GOP?

SETH WENIG/AP/SHUTTERSTOCK; CELESTE SLOMAN

IMMIGRATION … 19 A game-changing year in Albany

HEALTH CARE … 22

Providing treatment for undocumented immigrants

WINNERS & LOSERS … 30

Who was up and who was down last week


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Latest DE BLASIO STANDS TALL IN THE DEBATE New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio participated in the first Democratic presidential primary debate. Although he had fewer chances to speak than his competitors, he nonetheless made an impression. He was the first to interrupt another candidate and initiate debate, hammered home his anti-corruption message and was one of only two people on the stage who would eliminate private insurance.

CABÁN DECLARES VICTORY

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the Trump administration’s reasoning for including a question about citizenship on the 2020 census is inadequate, and the court removed the question – for now. In the majority opinion, Chief Justice John Roberts Jr. left the door open for the Trump administration to offer a better reason for why it should be included.

After a hard-fought and contentious campaign, progressive Tiffany Cabán declared victory in the Queens district attorney race against five other candidates, including Borough President Melinda Katz, who has not yet conceded as of press time. The contest had a last-minute twist when New York City Councilman Rory Lancman dropped out and endorsed Katz, but the move was not enough to put Katz over the top.

The

Back & Forth

A Q&A with outgoing SUNY Chairman

H. Carl McCall The

Kicker

You’re retiring as SUNY chairman. Over your entire career, what was your proudest political accomplishment? I was elected to be the state comptroller, and I was the first African American ever to be elected to statewide office. I think that kind of convinced people that African Americans can do the kind of job that I did as state comptroller – managing the state’s pension fund. I think that paved the way for other African American elected officials. Look what we have now in Albany. After I was elected, David Paterson became the governor. We now have the speaker of the Assembly, who is an African American. We now have an African American female who is the majority leader of the Senate. You were on the commission that put forth a pay raise for state legislators and banned outside income. What fac-

“Hasta la victoria siempre!”

– New York City Mayor BILL DE BLASIO, inadvertently quoting Che Guevara in South Florida, via The New York Times

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tors led to the decision to ban outside income? A number of things. We felt that the Legislature should really be a full-time job, and that legislators really shouldn’t have any outside conflicts. I think we proposed a significant raise to make up for the outside income that people might have. So we thought that was very fair. What did you think about the court ruling that overturned the ban on outside income? I thought it was, first of all, confusing. There was some hint in the ruling that legislators couldn’t get the additional money that we made possible for them in 2020 and 2021. So I don’t understand what the ruling really said about that. But, this is what courts are for, so the court has ruled. Unless it’s appealed, that’s what will be the case.

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WHERE ARE THEY NOW? WHAT DISGRACED NEW YORK POLITICIANS ARE CURRENTLY UP TO.

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N LATE JANUARY, NBC News reported that former state Attorney General Eric Schneiderman had become a certified meditation teacher – yes, really – after he graduated from the elite Manhattan meditation teacher training center The Path. The jury’s still out on whether anybody will be able to relax around him again. From forging new careers in real estate to serving federal prison sentences, here’s what a few of New York’s former elected officials are up to now.

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ELIOT SPITZER

Former Gov. Eliot Spitzer had quite the fall from grace after getting caught in a prostitution scandal in 2008 that forced him to resign. Eleven years later, Spitzer is running the real estate firm that his father founded in the 1950s, according to a Real Deal profile published in January.

SHELDON SILVER

Former Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver was sentenced to a seven-year federal prison sentence after he was convicted of corruption in 2018, but he remains free pending an appeal. Silver secured $4 million in payments for taking actions on behalf of Columbia University researcher Robert Taub and two real estate developers.

DEAN SKELOS

BY AMANDA LUZ HENNING SANTIAGO

The former state Senate majority leader began his federal prison sentence of four years and three months in early January. He used his position of power to extort and bribe businesses for $300,000 in jobs and fees for his son Adam Skelos, who is also serving a federal prison sentence for the same crimes.

MALCOLM SMITH

Former state Senate Majority Leader Malcolm Smith is currently serving a seven-year prison sentence after he attempted to bribe Republican leaders with thousands of dollars so he could run for New York City mayor in 2013 on the Republican Party line (despite being a registered Democrat).

ERIC SCHNEIDERMAN

After The New Yorker reported that the socalled champion of women’s rights had allegedly physically abused several women, Schneiderman stepped down from his post. Now, you can seek out the apparently “reformed” former attorney general for spiritual guidance by attending one of his meditation classes – if you can figure out where he’s teaching, that is.


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HOW SHE DID IT

by J E F F C O L T I N

Timing, charisma and the Working Families Party made all the difference for Tiffany Cabán.

ed Katz – and her coalition of labor unions, elected officials, commercial interests and thousands of Democratic voters who had known her as their borough president – is Cabán herself. The first-time candidate turned out to be a gifted public speaker, captivating crowds from the moment she launched her campaign. (Despite a lack of prior political experience, she had been a Manhattan public defender for seven years, making the case for her clients in front of judges.) Supporters routinely praised her knowledge of the office, her emphatic speaking, in an oft-repeated compliment, of her “authenticity.” The Cabán campaign helped emphasize that by making her various identities central to its marketing efforts, which Cabán herself summed up in a sentence in her acceptance speech: “I’m a 31-year-old, queer, Latina, public defender whose parents grew up in the Woodside housing projects, and I decided to run.”

Her relatively young age and Latina identity both seemed to help her in a borough where younger candidates and candidates of color are beginning to displace some older white officeholders. But the importance of her queer identity can’t be overstated either, said Zachariah Boyer, a gay activist and member of the Democratic Socialists of America who started volunteering for the Cabán campaign in March. She won, Boyer noted, “after running a grassroots campaign during Pride Month – during the year we’re celebrating Stonewall 50. If people don’t recognize the weight of that, they’re not paying attention.” A talented candidate alone doesn’t always result in a massive upset, however. Cabán chose to run at the right time, in the midst of a national progressive movement driving criminal justice reform, and after the Queens district attorney’s office had been held for decades by a relatively conservative older white man, Richard Brown.

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EOPLE CALL THIS Cabán country,” New York City Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer said, gesturing to the Sunnyside, Queens, street where he was campaigning with Tiffany Cabán. It was five days before the primary in which Cabán would emerge as the likely winner in the race for Queens district attorney, promising to usher in radical reforms, including fewer arrests, shorter sentences and the full decriminalization of sex work. On Tuesday night, Van Bramer’s neighborhood nickname proved apt – Cabán ran away with Sunnyside in the six-way race, earning two-thirds of the vote in Assembly District 37, which covers the area. Her shocking upset was powered by a combination of charisma, the right demographic and professional profile, and the backing of progressive grassroots groups eager for changes that reflect the borough’s changing population and politics. Cabán didn’t just do well in Van Bramer’s left-leaning neighborhood – she picked up votes boroughwide, dominating gentrifying western Queens while picking up respectable percentages in the northeastern and southeastern Queens neighborhoods where she wasn’t expected to compete. With more than 98% of vote scanners reporting, Cabán led her main rival, Queens Borough President Melinda Katz, by just 1,090 votes, or just over 1% of the total vote. Katz hasn’t conceded, and absentee ballots won’t be fully counted for at least another week. But the odds are long for anything but a Cabán victory. That was good enough for her Tuesday night when she declared victory in front of hundreds of supporters at her election night party at a nightclub in Woodside. The central factor in how Cabán defeat-


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The Working Families Party turned “a bunch of hard-working amateurs” into a winning campaign.

In July 2018, months before Cabán considered running, and almost a year before the scheduled June primary, more than a dozen progressive local criminal justice reform organizations formed a coalition to push for change in the Queens district attorney’s office. That group, Queens for DA Accountability, declined to line up behind New York City Councilman Rory Lancman. Lancman had been planning a campaign for months by positioning himself as a progressive criminal justice reformer, officially announcing a run in September 2018. When Cabán launched her run, months later in January, Queens for DA Accountability was already there waiting, promoting policies that Cabán embraced as a candidate. She soon earned endorsements from a number of the group’s members, including Make the Road Action, the DSA Queens chapter and the New Queens Democrats. She earned implicit endorsements from others, like Five Boro Defend-

ers, which rated her the highest among all the candidates in its voter guide. But the organization with the biggest impact on Cabán’s campaign was the Working Families Party, a political party and activist organization with decades of political experience. “Working Families Party saved the day,” said Seth Pollack, an activist and early Cabán staffer who left the campaign in March. “They transformed the campaign

“PEOPLE CALL THIS CABÁN COUNTRY.” – New York City Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer

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from being a bunch of hard-working amateurs to people who had experience and infrastructure.” Pollack left the campaign during a period of high turnover, when Cabán had three leadership teams in just four months. But the WFP’s endorsement in late April shook up the campaign behind the scenes and brought in some much-needed money. That included direct contributions from the party, but also from its donor list. “When you have these small-dollar donations, it’s not because 5,000 people woke up and read the news and were like, ‘Boy, I want to give money to that Tiffany Cabán,’” Pollack told City & State. “The only way that’s possible is with someone who had a list of tens of thousands of people who might donate.” The WFP’s fundraising prowess helped fill Cabán’s coffers with money from across the country. Money begets more money, and soon the campaign was a juggernaut. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez endorsed Cabán and sent out a fundraising email to her own list. On the same day, leading progressive presidential candidates U.S. Sens. Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren did the same. The WFP also helped bring press coverage via Monica Klein, a communications strategist who had previously worked for New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and state Sen. Jessica Ramos. Before Klein was on board, Cabán got attention from local outlets, including City & State and the Queens Daily Eagle, and from left-leaning outlets like the Indypendent. Afterward, the Cabán campaign hit the big time, with coverage from The New Yorker, The New York Times, and multiple pieces from New York magazine. There are a dozen other factors that can help explain Cabán’s victory, not the least of which were the political dynamics among the candidates, with the relatively moderate candidate Gregory Lasak likely winning votes from Queensites who would have otherwise voted for the establishment-backed Katz. But the biggest factor of all seems to have been Cabán’s ground game. According to WFP organizer Ava Benezra, the campaign knocked on more than 120,000 doors in the four days leading up the election, and sent more than half a million texts in the past month encouraging people to vote for Cabán. That outreach included less traditional approaches as well. Campaigning a few days before the election in Sunnyside, Van Bramer introduced Cabán to Kathleen Essay, who was picking up her 6-year-old from school. “My daughter knows you!” Essay exclaimed to Cabán. “She saw your name written on the sidewalk in chalk. Effective marketing!”


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by R E B E C C A C . L E W I S

WHY the MACHINE DIDN’T WORK T

HE QUEENS political machine experienced its second stunning defeat in as many years with Tiffany Cabán’s presumptive victory in the borough’s district attorney Democratic nomination – and that raises the question as to why it is so incapable of mobilizing its own supporters. The public defender bested the county party and union-backed Queens Borough President Melinda Katz just a year after now-Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez unseated then-Queens Democratic Party Chairman and Rep. Joseph Crowley. Traditionally, political machines’ power has sprung from the ability to turn out the vote for their preferred candidates and thereby win low-turnout primaries. Despite what seemed like a more robust campaigning effort from Katz, compared to Crowley, many Queens residents reported being frequently visited by Cabán’s can-

vassers and never once on behalf any other candidate. Ocasio-Cortez and Cabán won gentrifying areas, filled with newcomers who have no connection to the local political clubs or the county committee – or any loyalty to the longtime local elected officials who mostly backed Katz. But the organization is stronger in areas such as Southeast Queens, which has propelled its candidates to victory in the past. But part of the establishment’s current problem lies in the fact that the county organization has too long rested on its laurels and remains largely unprepared to counter a strong challenge. One Queens Democratic insider, who requested anonymity to speak candidly, said that the county organization has largely taken for granted the mostly black Southeast Queens community, simply assuming that the voters there would support their candidate. He said

that while he was aware of ground efforts in other parts of the borough, he did not see much activity in Southeast Queens. Although Katz did perform well in that area, the turnout was not nearly as strong as it was in gentrifying neighborhoods in western Queens. Although turnout overall was low, about 11%, Cabán effectively mobilized her base in neighborhoods like Astoria and Long Island City, giving them disproportionate influence on the result of the election. Katz, on the other hand, failed to inspire the same kind of energy among the establishment base she relied on. For example, Caban received 6,174 votes in her strongest Assembly district, which is represented Aravella Simotas in Astoria and 4,658 in her second strongest, which stretches from Long Island City through Sunnyside to Ridgewood and is represented by Catherine Nolan. Comparatively, Katz only got 3,296 in her strongest, and 3,105 in her second

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So when Cabán turned out with an army of volunteers who could knock on thousands of doors, the party did not have the manpower to match it. A spokesman for the county party did not immediately respond to a request for comment. However, Katz was endorsed by a number of major unions, including the politically powerful 32BJ SEIU and 1199SEIU. Both are known for their strong ability to mobilize for candidates. A spokeswoman from 32BJ SEIU said the union had 1,000 volunteers, who knocked on 50,000 doors and texted over 100,000 people for Katz, and suggested the strength of the effort was not something the union does for every candidate it backs. 1199SEIU did not respond to a request for comment from its political director. The machine also arguably failed by choosing a candidate who did not inspire residents to vote in the new June primary. In March, Katz campaign strategist Doug Forand told Gotham Gazette that they intended to utilize a “volunteer army knocking on doors” to get out the vote. On Thursday, a spokesman for the Katz campaign told City & State they ran “an aggressive boroughwide voter contact operation” with 300,000 doors knocked and 240,000 phone calls. But he said the field campaign was “focused in a different area than Cabán.” On Tuesday, the establishment-backed candidate, Wyatt Gibbons lost in a landslide to the insurgent Lumarie Maldonado Cruz in the smaller, but still significant, Civil Court race. That race also illustrates the party’s struggles to adapt to the changing political field in Queens. Historically, the party effectively appoints judges in local posts, nominating their chosen candidate, who cruises to victory. Insiders say Gibbons did not really campaign. The party’s shortcomings are arguably starker in this race than in the district attorney primary. In a headon race between two candidates for a post the establishment has long controlled, it’s hard to blame factors outside of a failure of party influence for Gibbons’ loss. Gibbons did not immediately respond to a request for comment. While the Civil Court primary was fairly clear cut, the district attorney race did include a wide array of candidates that affected the outcome of the race. Originally, seven people had competed for the position. Two of them – Lancman and Lasak – stood to take a nontrivial number of votes that would most likely have gone to Katz had she been the sole mainstream candidate running. (Although Lancman is a progressive, he has strong ties to the county party.) When Lancman dropped out and endorsed Katz

Cabán mobilized gentrifying neighborhoods, giving them much more influence in the election.

strongest: Alicia Hyndman’s district, covering portions of Jamaica, St. Albans and Laurelton, and Vivian Cook’s, which includes Springfield Gardens, South Jamaica and portions of Jamaica. State Sen. James Sanders Jr., who backed Cabán late in the game after having previously supported New York City Councilman Rory Lancman, who dropped out, also observed a lack of ground effort in his district, which includes South Jamaica, South Ozone Park and Far Rockaway. Sanders concurred that the establishment knew they had those votes locked up. “And the leaders of Southeast Queens were agreeing with them over and over,” Sanders told City & State. “Everybody had a mutual admiration society instead of a campaign.” Another Queens political insider suggested that the county organization is simply not what it used to be in terms of sheer strength in numbers of supporters.

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shortly before the primary, it presumably helped her as there was now one less person splitting her vote. But Lasak stayed until the bitter end. Given Cabán’s very narrow margin of victory, Lasak’s absence could have put Katz over the top and enabled her to win. One could argue that the county organization failed here once again by allowing multiple party-supported candidates to make it onto the ballot, but Lancman eventually dropped out and Lasak had been eyeing the seat for years. The success of Cabán in the district attorney race, as well as Maldonado Cruz and Ocasio-Cortez, demonstrates a pattern of diminishing power for the Queens County Democratic Party. When faced with strong challenges, it hasn’t mobilized its voters to the same degree as the insurgents. Rather than forming coalitions with new populations moving into western Queens, it remains entrenched in its old ways. “The machine did not stay abreast with the times, they did not like fresh blood and they certainly hated fresh ideas,” Sanders said. “So you put all of those things together, along with the rise of new communities, and they were in a world of pain.”

“THE MACHINE DID NOT STAY ABREAST WITH THE TIMES, THEY DID NOT LIKE FRESH BLOOD AND THEY CERTAINLY HATED FRESH IDEAS.” – State Sen. James Sanders Jr.


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Can a Trump-loving upstater bring back the state Republican Party? by J U S T I N S O N D E L

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HE RUMORS STARTED to float around the state Capitol late last year in the wake of the devastating loss of the state Senate, the final lever of power held by Republicans in New York state government. Then the Instagram and Facebook feeds of Nicholas Langworthy, the young Erie County Republican Party chairman, started to feature images of him meeting with county chairs and other political players across the state, from Long Island to Saratoga to his hometown region in Western New York. Ed Cox, the state Republican Party chairman for the past decade, showed no signs that he planned on relinquishing his position. Many Albany insiders thought his fundraising prowess and service to the party would be enough to hold off Langworthy, the ambitious 38-year-old about half Cox’s age. But by the time Langworthy formally announced that he would seek Cox’s spot in April, he was well on his way to securing the votes needed to convince the chairman to step aside rather than fighting it out at the state party convention this summer. Soon after announcing, Langworthy had persuaded enough county chairs to give him the support he needed to unseat Cox and become the youngest state Republican Party chairman in its history. In May, the two stood side by side, grinning and shaking hands to detail the transition, which included a spot for Cox as part of President Donald Trump’s fundraising team. The New York Times reported that Trump wanted the move to happen and may have offered the job as a “landing pad.” Outwardly, the transition has been over the top in its politeness. “Taking this to a July floor fight was in no one’s best interest, and I think there’s a great opportunity ahead for Chairman Cox to serve the president’s reelection committee,” Langworthy said of Cox during a recent interview in his Theatre District office in downtown Buffalo. “He is a good fundraiser. He will do a great job for the president in New York in the Northeast raising money for him.” And the outgoing chairman has been eager to return the praise, even if he was not initially ready to leave. “Going forward, it’s a totally different paradigm and I think Nick’s going to be very, very good at working it,” Cox said in a phone interview. Western New York Republicans have been floating the idea of Langworthy as a replacement for Cox since at least the Republican National Convention in 2016. It was there that Buffalo businessman Carl Paladino, who along with Langworthy was one of the earliest and most vociferous supporters of Trump, correctly predicted that Langworthy would be the next man to head the state party. “The future of the Republican Party, especially in New York state, is going to be to attract the working man and start dealing with the image and rebuilding the base of the party,” Paladino said in a recent phone interview. “I think Nick is the perfect guy to do that.” One might even call Langworthy’s ascension the ulti-

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border ravaged by the loss of once-abundant factory jobs – that drove him to GOP politics, he said. Looking across the border into Pennsylvania, where his neighbors would travel to get cheaper gas and do their back-to-school shopping to save on sales taxes, Langworthy saw a state, while not as conservative as many, that offered a better way of life for regular people. “Those small-town values were important to me, to see how people struggle,” he said. And when he returned home during college, he saw the continuing pain of deindustrialization. His friends and neighbors were all going elsewhere to find work, part of what he calls the “hollowing out” of upstate. No one in Langworthy’s family was involved in government or much of a political junkie. There was a social studies teacher who encouraged his natural curiosity in public affairs. That’s about as close as he can get to pinpointing the origins of his obsession with electoral politics. Once he had the bug, he couldn’t stay away. In high school, he was class president and then student council president. And those early days, where he learned the value of a firm handshake and looking someone in the eye as they speak to you, were helpful to his most recent victory. At Niagara University, in Lewiston, just north of Niagara Falls, Langworthy would begin the school’s chapter of the College Republicans, working his way up to be state chairman of that organization by his junior year. That earned him an internship with thenGov. George Pataki. There he would sit at the desk just outside the governor’s inner office. The state legislative leaders at the time – Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver and state Senate Majority Leader Joseph Bruno – would breeze by him on the way to end-ofsession negotiations. Then he ran Henry Wojtaszek’s failed 2002 congressional campaign for the district along Lake Ontario. From there, he was hired by then-Rep. Thomas Reynolds as a 21-year-old college senior, working as a field representative in the district while he THE CHANGING OF THE GUARD finished school. After graduation, he in the New York GOP is the culminacame on full time. Eight years later, he tion of Trump’s takeover of the party, in was the youngest county chairman in New York and across the country. The the history of Western New York. He Empire State’s Republican leadership, has always climbed the ladder at a dizlike Cox, has largely been more of the zying pace. rhetorically restrained and strategically – Carl Paladino, on Langworthy met his wife, Erin, when cautious Rockefeller Republican variety, even if they relied on conservative constituencies in Nick Langworthy they were both staffers for Reynolds. Reynolds said that Nick’s obsessive, always-on nathe hinterlands to deliver votes. Langworthy, the ture has been there since they first met. “He’s son of a bar owner and a factory worker who split up when he was 3, is more comfortable at a chicken dinner in Ulster politics 24/7,” the former congressman said. “The only thing that County, where red MAGA hats abound, than at a high-dollar fund- comes first is his wife and his daughter.” “Do not underestimate Nick Langworthy,” Reynolds added. raiser on Manhattan’s Upper East Side. It was his experiences growing up in Allegany and Cattarau- “He’s had an impact every step of the process, since he graduated gus counties – part of a poor, rural region along the Pennsylvania from college, in the business of politics.” mate triumph of Paladino’s and Trump’s brand of populist, farright conservatism over the once-moderate New York GOP. Paladino – who, like Trump, is bombastic, controversial and sometimes prone to racist or misogynist comments – was the Republican nominee for governor in 2010, part of the tea party wave that swept that year’s Republican primaries. He lost in a landslide to Andrew Cuomo. In 2014, Cox backed then-Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino for governor, on electability grounds, while Langworthy joined the chorus of upstate conservatives trying to woo Trump to run for governor. Trump ultimately declined and Astorino lost by a decisive margin, though significantly smaller than Paladino’s 30-point loss to Cuomo. This episode might have eventually sealed Cox’s fate, as Trump is known to hold grudges. In Paladino’s eyes, the patrician Cox – the outgoing chairman is former President Richard Nixon’s son-in-law – is too much of a “silk stocking guy” to lead the Republicans out of obscurity. In Langworthy, he sees someone who can rally average voters. “I saw a guy who thought like I did,” Paladino said of his early impressions of Langworthy, “and thought that the Republican Party was kind of a mess that needs to be reset to expand its base.” While Langworthy may better represent today’s Trumpist New York Republicans than Cox, how will he help them win more elections in an overwhelmingly Democratic state? In interviews, Langworthy is charismatic but opaque about how more enthusiastic electioneering will win over voters who mostly just don’t agree with the Republican Party platform. The future of the state party that produced national figures like Thomas Dewey, Nelson Rockefeller and Rudy Giuliani hinges on the question.

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WHERE THE NEW YORK GOP STANDS ON DONALD TRUMP Most top Republicans have embraced the president – with some notable exceptions. PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP may have dismal

favorability ratings in New York, but leading Republican elected officials across the state have mostly fallen in line.

Rep. Chris Collins

“We need a chief executive, not a chief politician. Donald Trump is the individual as president that can lead this country and reclaim our great state and provide a bright future for our children.” – via CNN, February 2016

Rep. Pete King

“He is not fit to be president – morally or intellectually. … America needs a president with the strength and quiet dignity of George W. Bush, not a feckless pretender like Donald Trump who has descended into a poor man’s imitation of Michael Moore.” – via Newsday, February 2016 “I agree with 90% of what he’s doing. But then maybe slow down on some of the tweets and just focus on getting the job done. … The American people agree with what he wants to do. They want stronger anti-terrorism measures; they want to have more secure borders; they want lower taxes; they want to rebuild the infrastructure.” – via The Hill, February 2017

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2010 Republican Party gubernatorial nominee Carl Paladino

“(Trump projects) credibility and integrity ... unlike the establishment. … That festering anger that we’ve been carrying inside – all of a sudden it burst when this guy came along and started talking plain fact.” – via Politico New York, June 2016

Western New York Rep. Chris Collins was the first member of Congress to endorse Trump for president.

State Republican Party Chairman Ed Cox

“He has a record of cutting through bureaucratic dysfunction and his message to ‘Make America Great Again’ is exactly what we need after two failed terms of President Obama.” – via the Auburn Citizen, April 2016

Rep. Tom Reed

“As the people vote, it has become clear more Republicans favor Donald Trump than any other candidate. The United States simply cannot have someone in the White House that will continue the failed foreign policy and economic agenda of Barack Obama.” – via The Cornell Daily Sun, March 2016

Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis

“In hindsight what I really wish is that Marco Rubio was the Republican nominee. He wasn’t. I voted for the person who I thought would shake things up.” – via the Staten Island Advance, September 2017

Rep. Lee Zeldin

“You’re never going to find that absolute perfect candidate. This race is between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton. For me, that is a no-brainer.” – via USA Today, July 2016

Rep. John Katko

“Faced with two candidates with serious flaws, I have long declined to endorse or support Donald Trump in this race. Today, many others in my party are joining me. Neither candidate shares my values. I cannot support Hillary Clinton, but Donald Trump has not and will never earn my vote.” – via the Auburn Citizen, October 2016

Assembly Minority Leader Brian Kolb

“Trump is not a factor. My name is not Brian Trump, it’s Brian Kolb. If Donald Trump does good things for New York, I will support it. If he does bad things for New York, I will not support it. My priority is New York state.” – via the Daily News, December 2017

State Senate Minority Leader John Flanagan

“I’m going to make this unequivocally clear. I’m supporting Donald Trump for president. I’m going to do so with grace, with diplomacy, with passion and with fervor, and I’m going to do it with New York style.” – via State of Politics, July 2016

Rep. Elise Stefanik

“I’m supporting my party’s nominee. But I’ll continue being an independent voice for the district.” – via Roll Call, October 2016

2018 Republican Party gubernatorial nominee Marcus Molinaro

“I don’t know if the president meant it ... but when he acted out in a way that discredited a reporter who lived with a disability, I don’t think it was his intention, but I’ve seen it before – in fact as a kid I probably did it myself – and as the father of a child with a disability I wasn’t willing to put myself in the position of demeaning what my daughter goes through every day.” – via Gotham Gazette, October 2018


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“The Republican Party wants to include a lotof peopleof color “

NEW YORK REPUBLICANS, at least publicly, have always presented a united front. A strategy of appealing to moderates in the suburbs helped the party retain control of the state Senate almost continuously for 50 years. In the early 1990s, Republicans were able to put moderate candidates in the governor’s mansion, New York City Hall and the state attorney general’s office. Now, it seems, Langworthy will have a more difficult road to success: New York’s electorate is diversifying – the share of white people in the state has fallen from 74% in 1990 to 69% in 2018, according to census data – and Langworthy is affiliated with the wing of the GOP most alienating to racial minorities and recent immigrants. Having been an early and avid supporter of Trump’s presidential bid, Langworthy cannot shy away from his association with the polarizing president. And it does not appear that Langworthy has any intention of trying. His daughter Madeline spent part of Easter morning roaming the White House lawn searching for eggs, an occasion that was recorded on Langworthy’s social media accounts. The state’s new GOP boss pointed to the hot economy and low unemployment rate as proof that the Trump presidency needn’t necessarily be a drag on New York Republicans among young voters and minorities. “I’m not running away from anything,” Langworthy said. “I think there’s a lot of opportunity to build up our party, get more people involved (and) add new energy by creating synergy with the accomplishments and the track record of what he’s doing.” In fact, Langworthy said that under his tenure seeking out new members in nontraditional Republican demographics will be a priority. “Minority participation, I’m not just going to pay lip service,” he said. “We are going to take the party to places, and run candidates (in places), that we haven’t had party apparatus.” “We’re going to sit and listen to them and find common ground and show them that the Republican Party wants to include a lot of people of color,” he added. Still, the numbers are stark. Of the 65 Republican members of the state Legislature, only nine are women. Just one, Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis, who is half-Cu-

ban, identifies as a person of color. Langworthy said the party also needs to do more to engage women, pointing to Rep. Elise Stefanik’s efforts to get more female Republicans to run for office. He plans on partnering with her to bring her strategy to local races across the state. “This party needs to look like this state looks,” Langworthy said. “I’ve spent too much time in this campaign for chairman going to rooms that were more of the stereotypical Republican Party, which is people that were all white. We have to increase youth, increase female participation and have an emphasis on minority participation.” When asked about the state of the Republican Party in New York, Timothy Kneeland, history and political science department chairman at Nazareth College near Rochester, said that as the parties move further from the center on both sides, it becomes harder for a party that has fallen so far to thread the needle. “When people start looking at Bill Clinton as too conservative for the Democratic Party, that really tells you the winds of change are blowing in a completely different direction than they were even 25 years ago,” he said. Conventional wisdom says the only way that Langworthy’s GOP will have a shot at statewide office – he won’t get to try for three more years – is through a more moderate candidate. He has backed such candidates in constituencies that require it. He successfully ran state Sen. Chris Jacobs in a 2017 open seat contest for the heavily blue 60th Senate District, which encompasses Buffalo and its surrounding suburbs. Jacobs is considered about as middle of the road as any Republican in the Legislature. While Langworthy did not have much to do with the most recent gubernatorial campaign, he was a vocal backer of Dutchess County Executive Marcus Molinaro in his failed bid to unseat Cuomo. In that case, Molinaro – a friendly, telegenic mainstream Republican from just north of New York City’s far suburbs – lost by more than 20 points. Republicans point to his fundrais– Nick Langworthy ing disadvantage and


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subsequent inability to get his message out. But, when you can’t get closer than 20 points in a race with a good candidate running against a governor with faltering poll numbers and corruption scandals swirling around his administration, it suggests a fundamental problem that will not be easy to overcome. Langworthy does not deny this. He and nearly every person who spoke with City & State for this story recognized that the party is at a nadir not reached in decades. “I hope that this is what rock bottom looks like,” Langworthy said. “I think we’re at a point where the Republicans know we’re all in this together and we’ve got nowhere to go but up.” PUTTING A POSITIVE SPIN on his party’s predicament, Langworthy views its position as an “opportunity.” It’s a word he deploys often. Had Molinaro won, Langworthy would no longer have pursued the state chairmanship, he said, as the chair of the governor’s party takes orders from the governor’s mansion. But what does Langworthy want to do with his control? It seems his only strategic pivot from the Cox era is logistical: an emphasis on trying to improve the party’s prospects from the bottom up rather than the top down. “We’re talking about a full rebuild of the party, which is working with every single county leader, municipal leader, to find out what works best in your backyard,” Langworthy said. “What can the state Republican Party do to help you in your mission?” Langworthy is an expert at working a room, sticking around long enough to hear from everyone who wants his ear – but also knowing how to move on so other people don’t leave, frustrated they never got to talk to him. At Erie County GOP events, such as fundraisers and election night parties, there is no doubt who is in charge. He’s the emcee, the cheerleader, the center of attention. When he enters a room, heads turn, and the chatter picks up. His plan is to export that type of attentiveness, that type of energy, across the state. “Right now, we are a loose configuration of 62 counties,” he said. What he envisions is a well-connected, flexible grassroots machine. When the state Senate leadership shows up to an event, whether it’s in Brooklyn or Oneonta, he wants a team of dedicated staffers on the ground to roll out the red carpet and escort them around town, just as he has worked to do in Erie County since taking the helm nine years ago. “Our infrastructure has crumbled,”

he said. “It’s time to go rebuild the infrastructure.” While Langworthy is an unabashed supporter of the president and an ally of Paladino, his style is more subtle. He sometimes attacks Democrats, but largely sticks to the policy points and usually does not make it personal. He doesn’t share Trump’s penchant for self-aggrandizement, preferring the behind-the-scenes work of crunching the numbers and organizing. Despite his obvious potential, Langworthy has never run for public office. “It’s just not something I’ve looked towards doing in a long time,” he said. Democrats certainly don’t see Langworthy as a lightweight. State Democratic Party Chairman Jay Jacobs said the energy and enthusiasm that he brings will pose new challenges for Democrats, noting the cyclical nature of political trends. “I never look to underestimate anyone,” Jacobs said. Jeremy Zellner, Langworthy’s Democratic counterpart in Erie County, praised Langworthy for his love of his family and his work ethic. But both Zellner and Jacobs see his ties to Trump, especially on the statewide level, to be playing right into their hands. “The only thing I could hope for is that he bring President Trump to New York as many times as he possibly could, because there’s nothing better for the Democratic base than to hear the name Trump, except for seeing him,” Jacobs said. Zellner said he has no doubt that Langworthy will leave no opportunities on the table and that he will do everything in his power to bolster the Republican brand in every corner of the state. But that brand is already out there, and it isn’t selling in enough places or to enough people to help the Republicans out of the hole they are in. “It’s almost like taking the wheel of the Titanic,” Zellner said, “after you’ve hit the iceberg.” LANGWORTHY AND OTHER REPUBLICANS have compared his style and plan for building up the grassroots organization to that of Bill Powers, the state party chairman from 1991 to 2001. In his first years, Powers was able to create momentum by helping county chairs win local and countywide elections, naturally building up enthusiasm and participation along the way, the basic blueprint that Langworthy is looking to replicate. Just a few years after he took over the party, Powers helped George Pataki – then a little-known state senator – defeat then-Gov. Mario Cuomo, who was seeking a fourth term. That same year, 1994, Re-


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publican Dennis Vacco was elected state attorney general. But there are some major differences between that era and today. Voter registration numbers have continued to erode for Republicans, as upstate sees its population dwindle and New York City grows. The Democrats’ advantage has grown by more than 1.8 million voters since Pataki’s first term, and they now outnumber Republicans by a ratio of more than 2-to-1 statewide. While Pataki and Vacco benefited from backlash against Bill Clinton’s 1992 election and the Republican wave in 1994, Langworthy will have to deal with anti-Trump sentiment that drove record numbers of people to the polls in 2018. Republican candidates for governor, state attorney general and state comptroller lost by an average of 27 points last year. And surely Democrats will continue to work to link Langworthy and his slate to the Trump administration. “Even if you try to run away from him, the Democrats are going to smear you with him anyway, so you might as well just let that wash over you,” Kneeland said. “At the same time, you can’t afford to lose those voters. They are significantly important in any kind of GOP comeback.” Many have praised Langworthy for his ability to carry countywide races in Erie County, where the Democratic voter registration advantage is a ratio of 2-to-1, roughly mirroring the statewide numbers. Republicans currently hold the offices of sheriff and comptroller. The county clerk, Michael Kearns, is technically a Democrat, but ran on the Republican line with the backing of Langworthy. “If he can replicate that statewide, it’s going to be a success no matter what,” Kneeland said. Zellner was more dismissive of the countywide successes, pointing to instances like Kearns, where, he said, Langworthy takes advantage of the fractured nature of Democrats in Western New York and the fusion voting system, where minor party endorsements can be the difference in close elections. “I think Nick sees it as an opportunity to organize the committee,” Zellner said. “I just don’t think he’s going to be very successful at it in this state.” Some fear that Cox’s well-heeled connections will be missed. John McArdle, a longtime Albany Republican strategist and insider, believes that Langworthy will be an effective leader, especially on the organizing

side, but that he might struggle to raise the kind of money that Cox brought in with regularity. Langworthy isn’t concerned. He believes that if he is able to show donors he can win, the money will follow. “The real, huge money interests in New York City haven’t taken our party seriously in two generations, since George Pataki left office,” he said. “That money is on the sidelines.” Now that Langworthy has reached the pinnacle of state Republican politics, he’ll have to play the part of miracle worker to bring his party out of the deep hole it’s in. He said that with Trump at the top of the ticket, there is a good chance that Republicans will be able to take back the 10 seats they need to regain a majority in the state Senate, if not more. “I believe that his core of support maybe didn’t show up in 2018 like they did in 2016,” Langworthy said of Trump. With so many seats to win – not to mention dealing with Chris Jacobs likely leaving his seat in the 60th District to run for Rep. Chris Collins’ seat, and the possibility of retirements – Langworthy may struggle just to tread water in his first election cycle. If Republicans fail to take back the state Senate, the consequences could be dire. With no influence over redistricting, Democrats could further solidify their stranglehold on state government, setting the GOP back for at least a decade. But, without naming names, Langworthy said with his trademark unflappable confidence that he will do whatever he has to do to get the right candidates for the right districts next year. “With candidate recruitment, everything’s on the table,” he said. “You’ve got to look to the private sector, the public sector. You’ve got to find the best person to carry a message and all politics is local. You have to go district by district.” In his talks with Trump, Langworthy said he would do what he has always done, despite long odds as a Republican in an increasingly blue state. “I can’t guarantee we’re going to win,” he recalled telling Trump. “But we’re going to make this thing fight like hell.”

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HE BATTLE OVER immigration has been roiling the nation, with President Donald Trump promising to build a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border and threatening to remove “millions of illegal aliens” from the country while his administration faces criticism for its treatment of children detained while crossing the border – and that’s just covering the past few weeks. In New York, elected officials are moving in a more welcoming direction. State legislators capitalized on Democratic control of both houses this spring to pass long-stalled measures sought by immigrant rights advocates. New York City lawmakers have been taking steps to better serve undocumented immigrants. And a few municipalities around the state have enacted policies intended to protect immigrants from deportation.

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D.R .E.A.M. COME TRUE Immigrants’ breakthrough year in Albany

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MMIGRATION WAS AN ISSUE hard to escape at the beginning of 2019. The federal government was in the middle of a monthlong shutdown over funding for a proposed border wall, and Gov. Andrew Cuomo put the issue front and center as he began his third term in office on Jan. 1. “Let New York say that the federal government may shut itself down but it will never extinguish the Statue of Liberty’s torch,” he said at his inauguration ceremony on Ellis Island. However, despite the state’s reputation as a destination for immigrants from across the world, other states offered more opportunities in some critical ways. An undocumented person could legally drive a car in Utah. A migrant farmworker was eligible

for overtime pay in Minnesota. State financial aid for higher education was available to immigrant students in Oregon. None of these things were true in New York – but that was about to change. “New York has always seen itself as a leader when it comes to immigrants, but the reality is that we have fallen behind other states when it comes to immigrant rights,” said Steven Choi, executive director of the New York Immigration Coalition. “New York state was really trying to lead from the back, so to speak.” That would change in the subsequent months as Democrats pushed state immigration policy in a more progressive direction. With sizeable majorities in both houses of the Legislature, Democrats

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State Sen. Luis Sepúlveda celebrates the passage of his Green Light bill.

quickly passed the DREAM Act and a backlog of other legislation that had been blocked by Republicans when they controlled the state Senate. Other efforts aimed to limit the ways that the state exposed immigrants to federal immigration authorities. Democrats did not deliver on every immigration-related issue by the end of the legislative session, but they passed several bills this year that were far from a done deal despite one-party rule in Albany – including a proposal to give driver’s licenses to undocumented immigrants and another expanding the labor rights of farmworkers. These legislative successes, however, could come at a political cost as New York Republicans seek to stoke voter resentment to illegal immigration as part


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of their strategy to win back the state Senate and House of Representatives, both of which the party lost in 2018. The state DREAM Act, which allows undocumented students to access state college aid programs, was among the earliest bills passed by the new Democratic majority. The governor’s office and lawmakers also approved a measure to cap sentences for some minor offenses at 364 days – thereby allowing those offenders to avoid deportation proceedings triggered by a one-year sentence. “(Cuomo’s) office reached out and was interested in integrating the language of that bill into the budget proposal,” Assemblyman Marcos Crespo said. “That was incredibly important because it was an issue, a bill, that would have been difficult for some members to vote on.” This year’s state budget also included $10 million in new funding for the Liberty Defense Project, a state program that provides legal assistance to immigrants facing deportation. All of those issues were among the low-hanging fruit for newly empowered Democrats. The second half of the legislative session would test party unity as a proposal advanced to make New York the 13th state to allow undocumented immigrants to obtain driver’s licenses. The issue had been a priority for the left wing of the Democratic Party ever since 2009, when then-Gov. Eliot Spitzer failed to reverse a 2001 executive order issued by Gov. George Pataki that ended the decadeslong practice of effectively allowing undocumented people to get driver’s licenses. Critics said that passing the so-called Green Light bill would reward people for breaking federal immigration law, while supporters touted potential benefits to public safety that would come from allowing undocumented people to buy insurance and drive cars without fearing that a traffic stop could lead to deportation. Cuomo had signaled as early as March that he would sign the bill if it passed, but there were signs behind the scenes that he feared the political fallout. Swing district senators on Long Island and in the Hudson Valley opposed the legislation and Cuomo was believed to be quietly working to keep the bill from moving forward. A June 10 Siena College poll found that a majority of New Yorkers opposed the bill, but that did not stop legislative leaders, who believed that the more that people knew about the legislation, the more popular it would be. The day after the Assembly passed the bill, another poll commissioned by progressive activists showed a majority of New Yorkers supported the bill. By the afternoon of June 17, state Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins knew she had enough votes to pass the bill after urg-

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ing a slow but steady approach to building support. “Back in January, she said to me: ‘There’s a lot of resistance on Long Island, there’s a lot of resistance upstate,’” recalled state Sen. Luis Sepúlveda, who sponsored the bill. “‘What you guys have to do is you have to educate people about the benefits of the bill.’ And so I went on a speaking tour. The advocates were doing mailers. We did exactly what she said.” After initially requesting a review by state Solicitor General Barbara Underwood, Cuomo signed the bill the same night it passed. Democrats also took a gradual approach in expanding labor rights for farmworkers. Some Democratic lawmakers were nervous about the costs associated with making farmworkers eligible for collective bargaining and overtime pay, and Republicans were privately relishing the

legislative session ended in mid-June, some among the GOP rank-and-file were signaling their comfort with using the issue to appeal to the alt-right. In recent interviews with Breitbart, two Republican lawmakers, Assemblyman Colin Schmitt and Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis, pushed a theory that Democrats were engaged in a conspiracy to let undocumented people vote. “I don’t think it’s unheard of that this has been something that continues to be advocated for by members of the Democratic Party, including a bill that was voted on by the state Senate,” Schmitt told City & State afterward. Malliotakis, who is challenging Democratic Rep. Max Rose for his Staten Island-based House seat, did not respond to a request for comment. Democratic lawmakers say they are under no illusions of how immigration

“NEW YORK HAS ALWAYS SEEN ITSELF AS A LEADER WHEN IT COMES TO IMMIGRANTS, BUT WE HAVE FALLEN BEHIND OTHER STATES. NEW YORK WAS TRYING TO LEAD FROM THE BACK.” – Steven Choi, New York Immigration Coalition executive director possibility of capitalizing on any backlash to the bill. A series of hearings held across the state aimed to tame fears that the proposal would make farming economically unfeasible, and changes to the legislation – like making farmworkers eligible for overtime after 60 hours rather than 40 – helped Democratic lawmakers build support for the bill, which passed the Legislature on June 19, the final scheduled day of the session. Lawmakers also passed a bill providing a minimum wage to downstate car wash employees earlier that month. Long before the legislative session ended, Republicans began showing how they would use the Democrats’ immigration agenda against them. Senate Republicans claimed in January that Democrats were “betraying” voters by passing the DREAM Act. In the subsequent months, immigration found a place among the GOP’s talking points. Yet by the time the

could be used against them at a time when President Donald Trump continues to stoke anti-immigrant anger to rally his political base – including the notion that state Democrats are adopting pro-immigrant positions at the expense of native-born Americans. “This is a Republican talking point that is rooted in anti-immigrant conspiracy theories,” Democratic state Sen. Brad Hoylman said. “This is the Albany equivalent of the birther movement, if you ask me.” But with the legislative session now over, immigrant rights activists are applauding Democrats for passing most of the immigration-related legislation they sought this year – even if some goals, like limiting the presence of federal immigration officials around state courthouses, fell short. As Natalia Aristizabal, co-director of organizing at Make the Road New York, put it: “It is the most progressive legislative session we have seen.”


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The (supposedly) safest places for undocumented immigrants. by E T H A N S T A R K- M I L L E R

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RESIDENT DONALD TRUMP kicked off his reelection campaign last month with a familiar pledge: to deport millions of “illegal aliens.” He said U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement would start the process of these deportations in a matter of weeks. So which municipalities in New York state have identified themselves as sanctuaries for undocumented immigrants? Although many cities, counties and states call themselves sanctuaries, the term doesn’t have a single definition. “‘Sanctuary’ means different things to different people,” Cornell Law School Professor Stephen YaleLoehr told City & State. “And it is not a legal term.” In addition, the term sanctuary doesn’t define a specific policy. “There is no set of policies that make anything a sanctuary municipality,” said Theo Moore, director of local policy and legislation at the New York Immigration Coalition. What’s more, New York City is the only locality in the state that is considered to be a sanctuary city by its elected officials, Moore said. Here is a map of the municipalities in New York state that have sanctuary policies.

ALBANY Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan issued an executive order in April 2017 that said the city’s police department won’t ask individuals about their immigration or citizenship status, unless it is pertinent to an investigation. In late 2017, the U.S. Justice Department sent letters to Albany and 28 other jurisdictions, requesting that they affirm their compliance with U.S. Code 1373, a statute passed under the Trump administration stipulating that localities are not allowed to stop government entities or officials from sharing information with Immigration and Customs Enforcement. The Justice Department warned that localities violating this code could lose their justice assistance grants. Albany maintained that it was compliant with federal law. ITHACA The Ithaca City Council passed an ordinance in February 2017 directing city officials and police officers not to ask any individuals about their immigration status, unless the person is committing a crime related to their status. However, Ithaca was not one of the cities that the Justice Department identified as being in violation of U.S. Code 1373.

NEW YORK CITY In late 2014, Mayor Bill de Blasio signed two bills into law that significantly reduced the degree to which city officials would cooperate with federal immigration enforcement. Introductions 486-A and 487-A ended the city’s cooperation with Immigration and Customs Enforcement detainer requests, except in situations where an individual has been convicted of a violent crime. The bills also ended the presence of federal immigration officials at Rikers Island and all other city-run facilities. The city is home to more than 500,000 undocumented residents, according to recent estimates. It was included in a 2018 Justice Department letter demanding documentation about whether the city was violating U.S. Code 1373. WESTCHESTER COUNTY In March 2018, Westchester County Executive George Latimer signed the Immigrant Protection Act into law. In a press release, the Westchester County Board of Legislators made a point of stating that this is not a sanctuary measure. Broadly, the bill defines what law enforcement can ask individuals about their citizenship status and how that information is shared with other levels of law enforcement. More specifically, it prevents Westchester County from using its resources to assist in federal investigations based on a number of identities, including national origin.


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INSURING the UNDOCUMENTED

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S NEW YORK HAS extended health insurance coverage to a growing share of its population, one group has traditionally been left out: immigrants living in the country illegally. Now, New York City is taking steps to improve health care for immigrants, particularly for those who are undocumented, through a recently introduced program. There is still room for improvement, advocates say, most notably by expanding the network of providers. In January, Mayor Bill de Blasio unveiled NYC Care, a new program meant to provide access to health care for people who are ineligible for insurance – including undocumented immigrants. Those who enroll in the plan will get an NYC Care card, a primary care doctor and access to a network of information, all through New York City Health + Hospitals, the city’s public hospital system. NYC Care largely publicizes existing services already available through Health + Hospitals, which is obligated to treat anyone who walks in their door and provides a sliding scale payment option for those without insurance. The program also calls

for hiring more doctors and service staff to accommodate more patients, with $25 million allocated in the latest city budget and an expectation that $100 million a year would be needed going forward. Health + Hospitals President and CEO Mitchell Katz has characterized the program as improving customer service in order to get more people to seek preventive care rather than waiting until a problem is bad enough to require a trip to the emergency room. Max Hadler, director of health policy at the New York Immigration Coalition, said the program, which is set to roll out in the Bronx in August and citywide by the end of 2020, is a step in the right direction. “There’s a number of different ways in which NYC Care can improve access, in some cases by improving the actual coordination of care, and in some cases by doing a more concerted effort to get the word out about services that are already available but that many people may not be aware of or fear using because of all the negative messaging coming from Washington,” Hadler said. Even before the introduction of NYC Care, the city had mechanisms to serve uninsured communities thanks to the city’s

municipal hospital system, which is the largest in the nation. Becca Telzak, director of health programs at Make the Road New York, said she hopes NYC Care’s increased capacity would help remove barriers to care. “I think it’s hard for people to get appointments. It’s hard to then, once they go for primary care, be connected to all the other services they need,” Telzak said. “And then I think at that point, people just kind of give up and stop going.” NYC Care comes after a short-lived pilot called Action Health NYC in 2015. About 1,300 immigrants enrolled in the health care access program, which was hailed as a success. Hadler said NYC Care seems to be modeled on Action Health, but differs in a significant way. “Action Health NYC was a very, very small one-year pilot that got pretty unceremoniously discontinued from one day to the next,” Hadler said. “NYC Care is being positioned as a full-scale, citywide, permanent program.” That is not to say the initiative does not have room for improvement. While Telzack said NYC Care reflects many of the positive aspects of Action Health NYC, it falls short in one key aspect: excluding federally qualified health centers, or

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New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announces NYC Care in January.

community health centers, as part of its network. As it stands, NYC Care is strictly a Health + Hospitals program. Enrollees will only be able to visit hospitals and clinics within the public hospital system. While Health + Hospitals has 11 hospitals and seven health centers across the five boroughs, many undocumented immigrants use and have relationships with the city’s 41 community health centers that focus on primary care. New York City Councilman Mark Levine, who chairs the Health Committee, said he is planning to introduce legislation to build on NYC Care by expanding the program to include community health centers. He said now that budget negotiations are over, he wants to focus on improving health care for undocumented immigrants and hopes to plan a hearing in the near future. “(Community health centers) should be, really, the backbone of this program, as they were in the pilot that New York City ran, Action Health, in 2015,” Levine told City & State. Although New York City has a fairly low rate of uninsured residents, immigrants are disproportionately those without insurance. According to 2017 census data, only 7.3% of residents don’t have insurance, or just over 615,000 people. However, 12.3% of immigrants are uninsured, a number that increases to 21.5% among noncitizens. The census

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does not currently inquire about a person’s immigration status, meaning that the noncitizen population also includes legal U.S. residents. Undocumented immigrants are one of the few groups of people who have not benefited from statewide efforts to insure more people. About 38% of the state’s population has public insurance through Medicaid and Medicare, and 49% receive health insurance through work. While New York has helped insure those that don’t fall into those two categories through its health care marketplace and the lowcost, state-run Essential Plan, that does not help undocumented immigrants. They don’t qualify for the Essential Plan or the New York City-run MetroPlus health insurance plan, and can’t buy private insurance on the marketplace. Though they may be able to get some coverage through Medicaid under specific circumstances, it is not a viable option either. In the absence of state action to institute single-payer health care or directly fund insurance for undocumented immigrants, access to care programs like NYC Care are really the only way for municipalities like New York City to address health care disparities. “There are limited things the city can do and NYC Care is a really good move toward exercising the options available,” Hadler said. “The state is really failing on immigrant health right now. And the state has the option, and I think ultimately, the obligation, to step up as well.”


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Notice of Formation of NVA UPTOWN MANAGEMENT, LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 05/21/19. 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. Purpose: Any lawful activity. Notice of Formation of Tacodumbo Rose Mansion LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 05/09/19. Office location: NY County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 399 Lafayette St., 2nd Fl., NY, NY 10003. Purpose: any lawful activities. DOLLY PLUM MEDIA, LLC, Arts. of Org. filed with SSNY 04/23/2019. Office loc: Kings County. SSNY has been designated as agent upon whom process against LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, Attn: Dolly Li, 1760 81 St, B’klyn, NY 11214. Purpose: Any Lawful Purpose. BLUE PERIOD LLC, Arts. of Org. filed with SSNY 1/7/2014. Office loc: NY County. SSNY has been designated as agent upon whom process against LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, Attn: Louis W. Kurpis, CPA, 2068 Newbold Ave, Bronx, NY 10462. Purpose: Any Lawful Purpose. Notice of Qualification of SOLTEIV Solar, LLC. Authority filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 05/21/19. Office location: NY County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 10/17/18. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 311 West 43rd St., 12th Fl., NY, NY 10036. Address to be maintained in DE: 160 Greentree Dr., Ste. 101, Dover, DE 19904. Arts of Org. filed with the DE Secy. of State, 401 Federal St., Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: any lawful activities.

K. HENDEL CONSULTING, LLC, Arts. of Org. filed with SSNY 5/28/2019. Office loc: Kings County. SSNY has been designated as agent upon whom process against LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, Attn: Ken Hendel, 420 12th Street, Apt. M4R, Brooklyn, NY 11215. Purpose: Any Lawful Purpose. THICK AS THIEVES, LLC, Arts. of Org. filed with SSNY 7/30/2009. Office loc: NY County. SSNY has been designated as agent upon whom process against LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: Kapil Sehgal, 143 Ludlow St, NY, NY 10002. Purpose: Any Lawful Purpose. NOBLE ASPECT, LLC, Arts. of Org. filed with SSNY on 05/15/2019. Office loc: NY County. SSNY has been designated as agent upon whom process against LLC may be served and shall mail process to: 99 Washington Ave., Ste 805-A Albany, NY 12210. Purpose: Any Lawful Purpose. Notice of Qualification of JUMIA USA LLC Appl. for Auth. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 05/22/19. Office location: NY County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 05/13/19. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to c/o Corporation Service Co. (CSC), 80 State St., Albany, NY 12207-2543. DE addr. of LLC: CSC, 251 Little Falls Dr., Wilmington, DE 19808. Cert. of Form. filed with Secy. of State, Div. of Corps., John G. Townsend Bldg., 401 Federal St. - Ste. 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: Any lawful activity. MMJ Apparel LLC, Arts of Org. filed SSNY 04/12/19. Office: NY Co. SSNY designated agent of LLC upon whom process may be served & mail to MMJ Apparel LLC, 1407 Broadway, 10th Fl., NY, NY 10018-5793. General Purpose.

NOTICE OF FORMATION OF LUMARTES LLC. Articles of Organization filed with the Secretary of State of NY (SSNY) on 04/08/2019. Office location: NEW YORK County. SSNY has been designated as agent 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: 620 Broadway, 1R. The principal business address of the LLC is: 620 Broadway, 1R. Purpose: any lawful act or activity Touch Of Glass Detail Studio LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with SSNY on 02/15/19. Off. Loc.: Westchester Co. SSNY desig. as agt. upon whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, 341 Railroad Ave., Bedford Hills, NY 10507. The Reg. Agt. is US Corporation Agents, Inc., 7014 13th Ave., Ste. 202., Brooklyn, NY 11228. General Purposes. Notice of Formation of Limited Liability Company. Articles of Organization of Staten Island ASC, LLC were filed with the Sec. of State of NY (“SSNY”) on May 30, 2019. Office Location: Richmond County. SSNY has been designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of any process to: 3860 Victory Blvd, Staten Island, NY 10314. Purpose: Any lawful business purpose. LEVEL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT, LLC, Arts. of Org. filed with SSNY 05/31/2019. Office loc: NY County. SSNY has been designated as agent upon whom process against LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, Attn: Franklin Garrido. 514W 211ST APT 2I NEW YORK,NY 10034 Purpose: Any Lawful Purpose.

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Notice of Qualification of VESSEL GLOBAL LLC Appl. for Auth. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 05/31/19. Office location: NY County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 05/23/19. 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 122072543. DE addr. of LLC: CSC, 251 Little Falls Dr., Wilmington, DE 19808. Cert. of Form. filed with Jeffrey W. Bullock, Secy. of State’s Office - Wilmington, 820 N. French St., 4th Fl., Wilmington, DE 19801. Purpose: Any lawful activity. HASANOV CAPITAL, LLC Art. Of Org. Filed Sec. of State of NY 4/22/2019. Off. Loc.: Kings Co. SSNY designated as agent upon whom process against it may be served & shall mail process: c/o Farrukh Hasanov, 2804 E19th Street # 4B, Brooklyn, NY 11235. Purpose: Any lawful act or activity.

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Application for Authority of Upland 2 LLC filed with SSNY on 5/20/19. The jurisdiction of organization of the foreign LLC is Delaware. The date of organization is 5/2/2019. Office location: NY County. SSNY has been designated as an agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. The address to which SSNY shall mail a copy of any process against the LLC is to: 210 East 68th St., APT 15G, NY, NY 10065. The address of the office required to be maintained in the jurisdiction of its formation is: 8 The Green, STE R, Dover, DE 19901. The authorized officer in its jurisdiction of formation where a copy of its articles are filed is: Secretary of State of Delaware, 401 Federal St., STE 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: To engage in any lawful act or activity.


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Notice of Qualification of VESSEL GLOBAL LLC Appl. for Auth. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 05/31/19. Office location: NY County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 05/23/19. 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 122072543. DE addr. of LLC: CSC, 251 Little Falls Dr., Wilmington, DE 19808. Cert. of Form. filed with Jeffrey W. Bullock, Secy. of State’s Office - Wilmington, 820 N. French St., 4th Fl., Wilmington, DE 19801. Purpose: Any lawful activity. Notice of Qualification of Town Line Holdings LLC, fictitious name: Town Line Holdings II LLC. Authority filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 05/21/19. Office location: NY County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 05/14/19. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: c/o Universal Registered Agents, Inc., 274 Shufelt Rd., Nassau, NY 12123. Address to be maintained in DE: c/o Universal Registered Agents, Inc., 12 Timber Creek Ln., Newark, DE 19711. Arts of Org. filed with the Secy. of State, 401 Federal St., Dover, DE 19903. Purpose: any lawful activities. Notice of Qualification of 10 Jay Master Tenant LLC. Authority filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 05/31/19. Office location: NY County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 10/30/18. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: c/o Glacier Global Partners LLC, The News Bldg., 220 East 42nd St., Ste. 3002, NY, NY 10017, Attn: Eric Scheffler. Address to be maintained in DE: 919 North Market St., Ste. 950, Wilmington, DE 19801. Arts of Org. filed with the DE Secy. of State, 401 Federal St., Ste. 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: any lawful activities.

NOTICE OF FORMATION OF CONSTELLATION NONPROFITS LLC. Articles of Organization filed with the Secretary of State of NY (SSNY) on 06/13/2019. Office location: WESTCHESTER County. SSNY has been designated as agent 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: 435 W 23RD ST, STE 1BB, NEW YORK, NY 10011. The principal business address of the LLC is: 22 MAIN ST APT 1, DOBBS FERRY, NY 10522. Purpose: any lawful act or activity

LEGALNOTICES@ CITYANDSTATENY.COM NOTICE OF SALE SUPREME COURT COUNTY OF KINGS MTGLQ Investors, LP, Plaintiff AGAINST Oliver Barrett; et al., Defendant(s) Pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale duly dated November 28, 2018 I, the undersigned Referee will sell at public auction at the Kings County Supreme Court, 360 Adams Street, Room 224, Brooklyn, NY 11201 on August 8, 2019 at 2:30PM, premises known as 1740 East 54th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11234. All that certain plot piece or parcel of land, with the buildings and improvements erected, situate, lying and being in the Borough of Brooklyn, County of Kings, City and State of NY, Block 8493 Lot 71. Approximate amount of judgment $685,206.78 plus interest and costs. Premises will be sold subject to provisions of filed Judgment Index# 500455/2016. Jack Segal, Esq., Referee Shapiro, DiCaro & Barak, LLC Attorney(s) for the Plaintiff 175 Mile Crossing Boulevard Rochester, New York 14624 (877) 430-4792 Dated: June 28, 2019

Notice of Qualification of SIGNA CHRYSLER HOLDING LLC Appl. for Auth. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 06/03/19. Office location: NY County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 03/26/19. Princ. office of LLC: c/o Brix + Partners LLC, 560 Lexington Ave., 16th Fl., NY, NY 10022. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Gerald Brix at the princ. office of the LLC. DE addr. of LLC: 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. Notice of Qualification of ORIENT 7850 MAIN LLC Appl. for Auth. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 05/31/19. Office location: NY County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 05/29/19. Princ. office of LLC: 712 5th Ave., Fl. 30, NY, NY 100194108. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to c/o Corporation Service Co., 80 State St., Albany, NY 122072543. DE addr. of LLC: 251 Little Falls Dr., Wilmington, DE 19808. Cert. of Form. filed with Secy. of the State of DE, 401 Federal Plaza, Ste. 1, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: Any lawful activity. Notice of Formation of FeinmanVH Capital LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with NY Dept. of State on 5/13/19. Office location: NY County. Sec. of State designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served and shall mail process to: Mary Van Hoomissen, 23 N. Eckar St., Irvington, NY 10533, principal business address. Purpose: any lawful activity.

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85 Corrigan LLC. Art. of Org. filed with SSNY 4-16-19. Office Location: NY County. SSNY designated as agent of the LLC for service of process. SSNY shall mail a copy of any process to c/o Brian E. Rafferty, Dentons US LLP, 1221 6th Ave., NY, NY 10020. Purpose: Any lawful act or activity. Notice of Qualification of PARKER IBRAHIM & BERG LLP Notice of Reg. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 05/22/19. Office location: NY County. LLP formed in New Jersey (NJ) on 12/26/17. Princ. office of LLP: 5 Penn Plaza, Ste. 2371, NY, NY 10001. SSNY designated as agent of LLP upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to the Partnership, 5 Penn Plaza, Ste. 271, NY, NY 10001. NJ addr. of LLP: 270 Davidson Ave., 5th Fl., Somerset, NJ 08873. Stmt. of Qual. filed with State of NJ, Dept. of State, 225 W. State St., 2nd Fl., Trenton, NJ 08646. Purpose: Legal services. HOGWASCHE, LLC, Arts. of Org. filed with SSNY 05/17/19. Office loc: NY County. SSNY has been designated as agent upon whom process against LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, Attn: Travis Bacon, 285 Central Park West #9N, New York, NY 10024. Purpose: Any lawful purpose. Notice of Qualification of HOTELS STATLER EMPLOYER LLC Appl. for Auth. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 06/17/19. Office location: NY County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 06/11/19. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to c/o Corporation Service Co., 80 State St., Albany, NY 12207-2543. DE addr. of LLC: 251 Little Falls Dr., Wilmington, DE 19808. Cert. of Form. filed with Secy. of State, 401 Federal St., Ste. 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: Any lawful activity.

Notice of Qualification of Precision SC Holdings, LLC. Authority filed with NY Dept. of State on 6/7/19. Office location: NY County. LLC formed in DE on 8/10/18. NY Sec. of State designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served and shall mail process to: CT Corporation System, 28 Liberty St., NY, NY 10005. DE address of LLC: 1209 Orange St., Wilmington, DE 19801. Cert. of Form. filed with DE Sec. of State, 401 Federal St., Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: all lawful purposes. RADIMAGENET, LLC, Arts. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 06/10/2019. Office loc: NY County. SSNY has been designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, 519 East 72nd Street, Ste 103, NY, NY 10021. Purpose: Any Lawful Purpose. Notice of Qualification of Jack Family Wines LLC. Authority filed with NY Dept. of State on 6/10/19. Office location: NY County. LLC formed in DE on 5/10/19. NY Sec. of State designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served and shall mail process to: 60 Riverside Blvd., Ste. 1407, NY, NY 10069. DE address of LLC: 3411 Silverside Rd., Tatnall Bldg. #104, Wilmington, DE 19810. Cert. of Form. filed with DE Sec. of State, 401 Federal St., Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: all lawful purposes. Notice of Formation of NRT ENTERPRISES LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 06/05/19. Office location: NY County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: C/O Nancy Twine, 145 4th Ave., Unit 15K, NY, NY 10003. Purpose: any lawful activities.

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NOTICE OF SALE SUPREME COURT FOR THE STATE OF NEW YORK, COUNTY OF BROOKLYN CROSBY CAPITAL USA, LLC; Plaintiff v. WAHEED EGBO, et al; Defendants Attorney for Plaintiff: Hasbani & Light, P.C., 450 7th Ave, Suite 1408, NY, NY 10123; (646) 4906677 Pursuant to judgment of foreclosure and sale granted herein on 05/29/19, I will sell at Public Auction to the highest bidder in the Supreme Court of the State Of New York, County of Kings - 360 Adams Street, Room 224, Brooklyn, NY 11201. On July 25, 2019 at 2:30 pm. Premises known as 107 Harman Street, Brooklyn, NY 11221, Block: 3275 Lot: 62 All that certain plot, piece or parcel of land, situate, lying and being in the Borough of Brooklyn, County of Kings, City and State of New York. As more particularly described in the judgment of foreclosure and sale. Sold subject to all of the terms and conditions contained in said judgment and terms of sale. Approximate amount of judgment: $963,987.79 plus interest and costs. Index Number: 502722/2014 Aaron Maslow, Esq., Referee

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Notice of Qual. of EXTRA DELUXE LLC, Authority filed with the SSNY on 06/14/2019. Office loc: NY County. LLC formed in DE on 06/13/2019. SSNY is designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: C/O Walsh and Tsempelis, 277 Broadway, Ste 510, NY, NY 10007. Address required to be maintained in DE: 310 Adler Road, Dover, DE 19904. Cert of Formation filed with DE Div. of Corps, 401 Federal St., Ste 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: Any Lawful Purpose.


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Supreme Court – County Of Kings US Bank National Association , Plaintiff, vs. Denise Charles, et al, Defendant(s). Pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale; the undersigned Referee will sell at public auction in Room 224 of the Kings County Courthouse, 360 Adams Street, Brooklyn, N.Y. on July 25,2019 at 2:30 P.M.; the premises described as follows: All that parcel of land, being in the County of Kings, City and State of New York; known as 1138 Lafayette Avenue; Block 3273, Lot 21. Approximate amount of lien $715,632.95, plus interest and costs. Premises will be sold subject to provisions of the Judgment, Index No. 508083-17. Aaron Tyk, Esq. Referee Shapiro Dicaro & Barak Attorney for Plaintiff 175 Mile Crossing Boulevard Rochester, NY 14624 585-770-2108 64083

NOTICE OF SALE SUPREME COURT COUNTY OF KINGS DITECH FINANCIAL LLC, F/K/A GREEN TREE SERVICING LLC, Plaintiff AGAINST Flozena Weems AKA Flozema Weems, et al., Defendant(s) Pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale duly dated May 01, 2019 I, the undersigned Referee will sell at public auction at the Room 224 of Kings County Supreme Court, 360 Adams Street, Brooklyn, New York 11201, on July 25, 2019 at 2:30PM, premises known as 757 GEORGIA AVENUE, BROOKLYN, NY 11207. All that certain plot piece or parcel of land, with the buildings and improvements erected, situate, lying and being in the Borough of Brooklyn, County of Kings, City and State of New York, BLOCK 4321, LOT 45. Approximate amount of judgment $472,676.04 plus interest and costs. Premises will be sold subject to provisions of filed Judgment for Index# 500829/2017. Charlane Odetta Brown, Esq., Referee Gross Polowy, LLC Attorney for Plaintiff 1775 Wehrle Drive, Suite 100 Williamsville, NY 14221 63855

NOTICE OF QUAL. of 477 Madison LLC. Auth. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 6/7/19. Off. Loc: NY Co. LLC org. in DE 6/3/19. SSNY desig. as agent of LLC upon whom proc. against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of proc. to NRAI, 28 Liberty St., New York, NY 10005, the Reg. Agt upon whom proc. may be served. DE off. Addr.: 160 Greentree Dr., Ste 101, Dover, DE 19904. Cert of Form. on file: SSDE, Townsend Bldg., Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: any lawful activity. Hudson Elite Construction, LLC, Arts. of Org. filed with SSNY 03/29/2017. Office location: Richmond County. SSNY has been designated as agent upon whom process against LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: c/o United States Corporation Agents, Inc., 7014 13th Avenue, Suite 202, Brooklyn, NY 11228. Purpose: any lawful purpose.

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Notice of Qualification of 311 10TH AVENUE MARKET RATE RESIDENTIAL, LLC Appl. for Auth. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 06/19/19. Office location: NY County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 06/17/19. Princ. office of LLC: 60 Columbus Circle, 19th Fl., NY, NY 10023. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to c/o Corporation Service Co. (CSC), 80 State St., Albany, NY 12207-2543. DE addr. of LLC: c/o CSC, 251 Little Falls Dr., Wilmington, DE 19808. Cert. of Form. filed with Secy. of State of DE, John G. Townsend Bldg., Federal & Duke of York Sts., Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: Any lawful activity.

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Notice of Qualification of AFREIGHT VESTAL, LLC. Authority filed with NY Dept. of State on 6/12/19. Office location: NY County. Princ. bus. addr.: 885 Third Ave., Ste. 1940, NY, NY 10022. LLC formed in DE on 6/10/19. NY Sec. of State designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served and shall mail process to: CT Corporation System, 28 Liberty St., NY, NY 10005, regd. agent upon whom process may be served. DE addr. of LLC: c/o The Corporation Trust Co., 1209 Orange St., Wilmington, DE 19801. Cert. of Form. filed with DE Sec. of State, 401 Federal St., Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: any lawful activity. JRP 143 LLC, Arts. of Org. filed with SSNY 04/26/2019. Office loc: NY County. SSNY has been designated as agent upon whom process against LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: United States Corporation Agents, Inc. 7014 13th Avenue, Suite 202, Brooklyn, NY 11228. Purpose: Any Lawful Purpose. Notice of Qualification of G&I IX EMPIRE THRUWAY PLAZA LAND LLC Appl. for Auth. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 06/24/19. Office location: NY County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 06/21/19. 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, John G. Townsend Bldg., 401 Federal St., Ste. 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: Any lawful activity. PARTY REQUIRED, LLC, filed with SSNY 2/25/2019. Office located in Westchester Co. SSNY has been designated as agent upon whom process against LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of any process to: PARTY REQUIRED, LLC. 941 Mclean Ave, #507, Yonkers, NY 10704. Purpose: any

8217 24th AVENUE LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 06/21/19. O f fice: Kings County. SSNY designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to the LLC, 8217 24th Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11214. Purpose: Any lawful purpose. Notice of Formation of MJM ADVISORY, LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 06/20/19. Office location: NY County. Princ. office of LLC: 245 E. 87th St., Apt. 9F, NY, NY 10128. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to the LLC at the addr. of its princ. office. Purpose: Consulting business. MR. LIVIZ LLC, Arts. of Org. filed with SSNY 04/10/2019. Office loc: NY County. SSNY has been designated as agent upon whom process against LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: MR. LIVIZ LLC, Attn: Michelle Lawton, 405 W 147th Street, New York, NY 10031. Purpose: Any Lawful Purpose. Notice of Formation of Bridges 777 3rd Ave LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 06/10/19. Office location: NY County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: 399 Lafayette St., 2nd Fl., NY, NY 10003. Purpose: any lawful activities. ANIONIX LLC, Arts. of Org. filed with SSNY 06/04/2019. Office loc: NY County. SSNY has been designated as agent upon whom process against LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: ANIONIX LLC, Attn: 27 Endeavors LLC, 2146 NW Chrystal Drive, McMinnville, OR 97128. Purpose: Any Lawful Purpose.

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NOTICE OF SALE SUPREME COURT OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK COUNTY OF KINGS U.S. BANK NA, SUCCESSOR TRUSTEE TO WELLS FARGO BANK, NA, SUCCESSOR TO WACHOVIA BANK, NA, AS TRUSTEE, FOR CHASE FUNDING LOAN ACQUISITION TRUST, MORTGAGE LOAN ASSET-BACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2004-OPT1, V. ISTLYN LEWIS, ET AL. NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated May 1, 2019, and entered in the Office of the Clerk of the County of Kings, wherein U.S. BANK NA, SUCCESSOR TRUSTEE TO WELLS FARGO BANK, NA, SUCCESSOR TO WACHOVIA BANK, NA, AS TRUSTEE, FOR CHASE FUNDING LOAN ACQUISITION TRUST, MORTGAGE LOAN ASSET-BACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2004-OPT1 is the Plaintiff and ISTLYN LEWIS, ET AL. are the Defendants. I, the undersigned Referee will sell at public auction at the KINGS COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 360 ADAMS STREET ROOM 224, BROOKLYN, NY 11201, on August 1, 2019 at 2:30 PM, premises known as 616 EAST 42ND STREET, BROOKLYN, NY 11203: Block 4975, Lot 31: ALL THAT CERTAIN PLOT, PIECE OR PARCEL OF LAND, WITH THE BUILDINGS AND IMPROVEMENTS THEREON ERECTED, SITUATE, LYING AND BEING IN THE BOROUGH OF BROOKLYN, COUNTY OF KINGS, CITY AND STATE OF NEW YORK Premises will be sold subject to provisions of filed Judgment Index # 515317/2016. Philip Kamaras, Esq. - Referee. RAS Boriskin, LLC 900 Merchants Concourse, Suite 310, Westbury, New York 11590, Attorneys for Plaintiff.

Notice of formation of limited liability company (LLC). Name: HIPPIE ROCKSTARS, LLC. Articles of Organization filed with Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on 5/11/2017. NY office location: Kings County. SSNY has been designated as agent of the 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 United States Corporation Agents, Inc.,7014 13th Avenue, Suite 202 Brooklyn, NY, 11228. Purpose/character of LLC: Any Lawful Purpose.

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Notice of Formation of 28 STUBBE DRIVE LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 06/20/19. Office location: NY County. Princ. office of LLC: 152 W. 57th St., 60th Fl., NY, NY 10019. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to the LLC at the addr. of its princ. office. Purpose: Any lawful activity. Notice of Formation of Hope Gardens I PA Developer LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with NY Dept. of State on 6/11/19. Office location: NY County. Sec. of State designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served and shall mail process to: 230 Wyoming Ave., Kingston, PA 18704, principal business address. Purpose: all lawful purposes.


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Notice of Qualification of Ghost Town Blues LLC. Authority filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 06/12/19. Office location: NY County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 06/05/19. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: c/o Ilyse Dolgenas, Withers Bergman LLP, 430 Park Ave., 10th Fl., NY, NY 10022. Address to be maintained in DE: The Corporation Trust Company, 1209 N. Orange St., Wilmington, DE 19801. Arts of Org. filed with the DE Secy. of State., Division of Corporations, John G. Townsend Bldg., 401 Federal St., Ste. 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: any lawful activities. Notice of Formation of Limited Liability Company (LLC) Name: 153 COLUMBIA ST., LLC. Articles of Organization filed with Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) on May 31, 2019. Office Location: Kings County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to: 175 Van Dyke Street, Brooklyn, NY 11231. Purpose: to engage in any and all business for which LLCs may be formed under the New York LLC law. BZJ FITNESS LLC, Arts. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 06/28/2019. Office loc: NY County. SSNY has been designated as agent upon whom process against the LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, 358 5th Ave., 5th Flr, NY, NY 10001. Purpose: Any Lawful Purpose. Notice of Formation of CROWN RC LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 06/26/19. Office location: NY County. Princ. office of LLC: 667 Madison Ave., 12th Fl., NY, NY 10065. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Corporation Service Co., 80 State St., Albany, NY 12207. Purpose: Any lawful activity.

NOTICE OF SALE SUPREME COURT COUNTY OF KINGS, WILMINGTON SAVINGS FUND SOCIETY, FSB, D/B/A CHRISTIANA TRUST, NOT INDIVIDUALLY BUT AS TRUSTEE FOR PRETIUM MORTGAGE ACQUISITION TRUST, Plaintiff, vs. YOELLY RODRIGUEZ, ET AL., Defendant(s). Pursuant to an Order Confirming Referee’s Report, and Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale duly filed on June 14, 2019, I, the undersigned Referee will sell at public auction at the Kings County Supreme Court, Room 224, 360 Adams Street, Brooklyn, NY on August 8, 2019 at 2:30 p.m., premises known as 282 Hemlock Street, Brooklyn, NY. All that certain plot, piece or parcel of land, with the buildings and improvements thereon erected, situate, lying and being in the Borough of Brooklyn, County of Kings, City and State of New York, Block 4147 and Lot 53. Approximate amount of judgment is $485,489.15 plus interest and costs. Premises will be sold subject to provisions of filed Judgment Index # 501581/2016. Jeffrey Miller, Esq., Referee Knuckles, Komosinski & Manfro, LLP, 565 Taxter Road, Suite 590, Elmsford, NY 10523, Attorneys for Plaintiff Cash will not be accepted. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT A LICENSE, SERIAL # 1319216 FOR WINE & BEER HAS BEEN APPLIED FOR BY THE UNDERSIGNED TO SELL WINE & BEER AT RETAIL UNDER THE ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE CONTROL LAW AT 3 CLINTON ST. NY, NY 10002. NY COUNTY, FOR ON-PREMISE CONSUMPTION. G.R.G. NY CORP

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.Notice of Formation of CROWN IC LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 06/26/19. Office location: NY County. Princ. office of LLC: 667 Madison Ave., 12th Fl., NY, NY 10065. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to Corporation Service Co., 80 State St., Albany, NY 12207. Purpose: Any lawful activity. Notice of Formation of HILLROSE 28 MANAGEMENT, LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 06/26/19. Office location: NY County. Princ. office of LLC: c/o Coral Realty, Attn: Cris Alcamo, Esq., 400 Broome St., 11th Fl., NY, NY 10013. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to the LLC at the addr. of its princ. office. Purpose: Any lawful activity. PUBLIC NOTICE AT&T Mobility (AT&T) proposes the modification of an existing AT&T facility installed atop an existing building at 456 Dekalb Avenue in Brooklyn, Kings County, New York (Project 44537). In accordance with the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966 and the 2005 Nationwide Programmatic Agreement, AT&T is hereby notifying the public of the proposed undertaking and soliciting comments on Historic Properties which may be affected by the proposed undertaking. If you would like to provide specific information regarding potential effects that the proposed undertaking might have to properties that are listed on or eligible for listing in the National Register of Historic Places and located within 500-feet mile of the site, please submit the comments (with project number) to: RAMAKER, Contractor for AT&T, 855 Community Dr, Sauk City, WI 53583 or via e-mail to history@ramaker.com within 30 days of this notice.

Notice of Formation of MANHATTAN INDIVIDUAL AND FAMILY PSYCHIATRY PLLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 06/27/19. Office location: NY County. Princ. office of PLLC: 372 W. 250th St., Riverdale, NY 10471-2929. SSNY designated as agent of PLLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to c/o Frederic I. Kass, MD at the princ. office of the PLLC. Purpose: Medicine. NOTICE OF FORMATION of ESC Productions, LLC. Art. of Org. filed with the Secy of State of NY (SSNY) on 3/22/17. Off. Loc.: NY County. SSNY has been desig. as agent upon whom process against it may be served. The address to which the SSNY shall mail a copy to is: Emily Cohn, 40 West 77th St, Apt #3E, New York, NY 10024. Purpose: Any lawful act. PUBLIC NOTICE Cellco Partnership and its controlled affiliates doing business as Verizon Wireless (Verizon Wireless) proposes to collocate wireless communications antennas at two locations. Antennas will be installed at a top height of 72 feet on a building with an overall height of 84 feet at the approx. vicinity of 155 West 72nd Street, New York, New York County, NY 10023. Antennas will be installed at a top height of 68 feet on a building with an overall height of 68 feet at the approx. vicinity of 1311 3rd Avenue, New York, New York County, NY 10021. Public comments regarding potential effects from these sites on historic properties may be submitted within 30 days from the date of this publication to: Trileaf Corp, Madison, m.warfield@ trileaf.com, 8600 LaSalle Rd, Suite 301, Towson, MD, 21286, 410-853-7128.

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NOTICE OF SALE SUPREME COURT COUNTY OF KINGS JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association, Plaintiff AGAINST Deshawn Ware a/k/a De’Shawn Ware a/k/a De’Shawn Carlos Ware; Maranyelly Vega; et al., Defendant(s) Pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale duly dated May 2, 2019 I, the undersigned Referee will sell at public auction at the Kings County Supreme Court, 360 Adams Street, Room 224, Brooklyn, NY 11201 on August 8, 2019 at 2:30PM, premises known as 345 Schenck Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11207. All that certain plot piece or parcel of land, with the buildings and improvements erected, situate, lying and being in the Borough of Brooklyn, County of Kings, City and State of NY, Block: 4012 Lot: 5. Approximate amount of judgment $389,855.59 plus interest and costs. Premises will be sold subject to provisions of filed Judgment Index# 512319/2017.

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NOTICE OF SALE SUPREME COURT OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK COUNTY OF KINGS U.S. BANK NA, SUCCESSOR TRUSTEE TO WELLS FARGO BANK, NA, SUCCESSOR TO WACHOVIA BANK, NA, AS TRUSTEE, FOR CHASE FUNDING LOAN ACQUISITION TRUST, MORTGAGE LOAN ASSET-BACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2004-OPT1, V. ISTLYN LEWIS, ET AL. NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated May 1, 2019, and entered in the Office of the Clerk of the County of Kings, wherein U.S. BANK NA, SUCCESSOR TRUSTEE TO WELLS FARGO BANK, NA, SUCCESSOR TO WACHOVIA BANK, NA, AS TRUSTEE, FOR CHASE FUNDING LOAN ACQUISITION TRUST, MORTGAGE LOAN ASSET-BACKED CERTIFICATES, SERIES 2004-OPT1 is the Plaintiff and ISTLYN LEWIS, ET AL. are the Defendants. I, the undersigned Referee will sell at public auction at the KINGS COUNTY COURTHOUSE, 360 ADAMS STREET ROOM 224, BROOKLYN, NY 11201, on August 1, 2019 at 2:30 PM, premises known as 616 EAST 42ND STREET, BROOKLYN, NY 11203: Block 4975, Lot 31: ALL THAT CERTAIN PLOT, PIECE OR PARCEL OF LAND, WITH THE BUILDINGS AND IMPROVEMENTS THEREON ERECTED, SITUATE, LYING AND BEING IN THE BOROUGH OF BROOKLYN, COUNTY OF KINGS, CITY AND STATE OF NEW YORK Premises will be sold subject to provisions of filed Judgment Index # 515317/2016. Philip Kamaras, Esq. - Referee. RAS Boriskin, LLC 900 Merchants Concourse, Suite 310, Westbury, New York 11590, Attorneys for Plaintiff.

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Who was up and who was down last week

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GREG MEEKS If Rep. Greg Meeks was hoping to prove his leadership chops as the new head of the Queens Democratic Party, he definitely came up short during the primaries. In the big race of the night, county-backed Melinda Katz most likely lost, even after New York City Councilman Rory Lancman dropped out in an attempt to help her win. And in a smaller – but still consequential – election, Meeks’ pick in a judicial race lost to a recent progressive transplant from the Bronx. So much for being the boss.

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OOPS! How Cabán made fools of us all

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LUMARIE MALDONADO-CRUZ It’s easy to miss the other other progressive insurgent upset in Queens.

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The progressive public advocate didn’t advocate for any progressive winners. “Katz in the bag.” The C&S editor learned that being a great pun doesn’t make it true.

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TIFFANY CABÁN One candidate on Roosevelt Avenue asks another: “How do you get to Queens Criminal Court?” Cabán answers: “Practice!” But it took a lot more than experience as a public defender for Cabán to pull off the upset of the year, including a serious ground game and an army of impassioned democratic socialist volunteers. Cabán’s likely to be the next Queens district attorney, and the political aftershocks are going to be a lot bigger than the rumble that hit Long Island City on election night.

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