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SOMETIME THIS YEAR, millennials are set to surpass baby boomers as the country’s biggest generation. As the demographic group – defined last year by the Pew Research Center as anyone born between 1981 and 1996 – grows even larger, thanks to immigration, it is poised to reshape the nation’s politics. But what exactly does that mean? Millennials generally were old enough to remember the 9/11 terrorist attacks, lived through the long-running wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, and, in contrast with their forebears, are more detached from institutions like political parties, marriage and religion. After entering adulthood in the midst of a severe recession, the group as a whole is less stable financially. And whether it’s based on stereotypes or statistics, we millennials have a reputation for being self-absorbed and having a sense of entitlement. At the same time, millennials are more diverse, more well-educated and more idealistic. They liked Barack Obama, and they dislike Donald Trump. Most of them back universal health care, recognize that global warming exists and support immigrants and immigration. In short, they could eventually pose a threat to the Republican Party. The rising stars featured in the Albany 40 Under 40 list in this week’s magazine, it turns out, are almost all millennials, with a handful of exceptions. Do they fit the description?

CONTENTS

CYCLING … 6

Why NYC needs to rethink its infrastructure

40 UNDER 40 … 9 Albany’s newest class of rising stars WINNERS & LOSERS … 62

CELESTE SLOMAN

Who was up and who was down last week


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Latest MTA’S REORGANIZATION PLAN The Metropolitan Transportation Authority officially released a plan from a third-party consultant to transform the beleaguered agency, a step required as part of the state budget that passed at the end of March. The plan largely aims to cut down bureaucracy and notably reduces the role of New York City Transit President Andy Byford. The plan is also expected to slash about 2,700 jobs.

NO FEDERAL CHARGES IN GARNER DEATH

A large swath of Manhattan’s West Side lost power July 13, leaving 72,000 New Yorkers – and even the perpetually illuminated Times Square – in the dark. Gov. Andrew Cuomo took aim at Con Edison, threatening the utility with a familiar ultimatum: improve service or get kicked out of the state. He also said that he would direct the state to investigate the blackout.

The U.S. Justice Department will not charge NYPD Officer Daniel Pantaleo for his role in the 2014 death of Eric Garner. The decision, coming a day before the statute of limitations ran out, eliminates the possibility of criminal penalties for Pantaleo, but he awaits the verdict in his NYPD disciplinary trial that could result in his firing. The decision has renewed calls for Mayor Bill de Blasio to fire Pantaleo.

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Back & Forth You wrote a book on the death of Eric Garner. Were you surprised by the U.S. Department of Justice announcing it won’t bring criminal charges against NYPD Officer Daniel Pantaleo for Garner’s death? Not really. The moment Jeff Sessions was named attorney general, he came out and said the federal government shouldn’t be in the business of doing this type of case. That was a pretty strong signal that this case was probably not going to go forward, (U.S. Attorney General) William Barr or no William Barr.

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You published the book in late 2017. Has anything come to light since then that you wished you could have included? That’s the thing about this case – it’s antisuspenseful. The whole thing is right there on the video. I was on a talk show once, and before I went on air, I was in the green room with someone who I’ll characterize as a well-known

“When you’re chief executive, it doesn’t matter where you are.”

– New York City Mayor BILL DE BLASIO, defending being out on the campaign trail during the recent Manhattan blackout, via the New York Post

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Democratic Party official. He asked me what I was working on, and I said the Garner case. He said, “Oh, that’s the unequivocal one, right?” The Garner case is different from a lot of other police brutality cases because there’s really no way to sell it as anything but a gross miscarriage of justice. There are narratives in right-wing media, for instance, that saw Ferguson a different way. But you couldn’t really sell the Garner case as anything else. Does de Blasio deserve blame? Or was this out of his hands? De Blasio made a complete mess of this entire issue. He somehow managed to alienate both the police force and the people who were pushing for punishment for Pantaleo at the same time. The city erupted in gigantic protest, and every move he made was maladroit. I don’t know if blame is the right word. I would just describe him as not having handled it all that well.

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PRESIDENTIAL HOPEFULS’ CURIOUS CONNECTIONS TO THE EMPIRE STATE.

EARLIER THIS YEAR, City & State compiled a list of the prominent New Yorkers who are running for president in 2020, including President Donald Trump, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, former Gov. Bill Weld, U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders and entrepreneur Andrew Yang. Here are all of the non-New Yorker presidential candidates who have some relationship to the Empire State.

MARIANNE WILLIAMSON The bestselling author of books offering spiritual guidance and inspiration received a lot of internet attention for her curious statements in the first Democratic primary debate. She found the book, “A Course in Miracles,” that inspired her career during the time she spent in New York City in her 20s. The book was written by Helen Schucman, a Manhattanite who believed in the 1960s that she was channeling revelations directly from Jesus Christ.

FORMER VICE PRESIDENT JOE BIDEN

U.S. SEN. ELIZABETH WARREN

Democratic front-runner Joe Biden’s connection to Gov. Andrew Cuomo potentially gives him a very strong financial backing from the Empire State. Earlier this year, Cuomo said he would open his formidable fundraising apparatus exclusively to Biden’s 2020 campaign. Cuomo said in interviews that he would only consider running if Biden didn’t, because he thinks Biden has the best chance of beating Trump.

The anti-corporate candidate from Massachusetts spent a short time in New York City in 1975, when she was a summer associate at Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft while attending law school.

U.S. SEN. U.S. SEN. KAMALA HARRIS CORY BOOKER The U.S. senator from California doesn’t have a New York connection besides her success at soliticing donations from some of the state’s most powerful financiers. Harris reportedly raised $911,000 from New Yorkbased donors in the first quarter.

The New Jersey senator grew up in North Jersey’s New York City suburbs and rose to fame as the mayor of Newark. He has deep ties to the New York donor class. After U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, Booker raised the second-largest amount of money ($1.2 million) from New York donors.


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THE WFP SHOULD Tiffany Cabán’s campaign proves that Working Families is irrelevant as a party – but it’s a political consulting powerhouse. by R O S S B A R K A N

herself, unlike many of its endorsed candidates, does not have the WFP ballot line for the general election. But, if fusion voting does die, the WFP is well-positioned to keep doing what it does best: finding and promoting promising progressive candidates in Democratic primaries. Although the WFP has a ballot line it must earn every four years by netting at least 50,000 votes in the statewide gubernatorial election, it does not operate like a true political party. It rarely fields its own candidates. Instead, it cross-endorses Democrats who align with its progressive values. There are very few WFP political clubs statewide and they are, even by the party’s own admission, not very active. The WFP does not encourage left-leaning

voters to register with the party. It is more influential if it enrolls Democrats to vote in the all-important Democratic primaries. As rare as it is for the WFP to field a candidate on its own ballot line for the general election, it’s even rarer to witness a WFP primary. The few registered WFP members in New York exist to sign petitions to ensure a Democrat can have the WFP ballot line. Fusion voting, only allowed in a handful of states, has been touted as a key to the WFP’s success. A Democrat running with the WFP’s endorsement gets the WFP’s ballot line in the general election, in addition to the Democratic nod. In some contested general elections, the extra votes from the WFP line can occasionally make a difference. Having a ballot line also lends some degree

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HE WORKING FAMILIES PARTY – a two-decade old progressive third party – was an instrumental backer of Tiffany Cabán, the young public defender who could still pull off a stunning upset in the Democratic primary for Queens district attorney when all the votes have been counted. Cabán was an ideal WFP candidate: a queer Latina and unabashed leftist running to shake up the criminal justice system. Melinda Katz, the Queens borough president, whom she trails by just 16 votes, was not. Katz has a liberal policy platform, but she was a creature of the moderate, real estate industry-backed Queens Democratic Party – with which the WFP has frequently clashed. The WFP is increasingly winning its battles against the Democratic establishment. The Cabán campaign came less than a year after the WFP, along with other progressive organizations, threw its weight behind the progressive insurgents who defeated members of the now-defunct state Senate Independent Democratic Conference, helping to reshape Albany. And it arrived mere months after the WFP helped elect Jumaane Williams as New York City public advocate. “(The) WFP has shown they are a political powerhouse,” said Rebecca Katz, a progressive Democratic consultant who has worked with the WFP. “They help where it counts.” While technically a minor political party in New York, the WFP has evolved into a top-notch political consultant and political action committee. The party may have unintentionally demonstrated that is its real added value in the political process, rather than operating as a separate full-fledged political party. And that may undercut the party’s argument for keeping fusion voting – in part because Cabán


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LD DROP THE ‘P’ Tiffany Cabán declared victory with her supporters on election night, but a pending recount will now determine the outcome.

of credibility with progressive voters. Gov. Andrew Cuomo, a WFP nemesis, is a fusion voting skeptic, and a new commission will evaluate fusion’s future and other electoral changes later this year. The reason Cabán won’t have the WFP line in November, according to party sources, was simple logistics. Cabán launched her campaign in January, petitioning was in March, and the WFP didn’t have time to both help guide her campaign and undertake the relatively arduous task of hunting down registered WFP voters to sign ballot petitions. (The party’s formal endorsement came in April, after petitioning season.) That doesn’t harm Cabán’s prospects, because, in overwhelmingly Democratic New York City, Cabán would only need the Dem-

ocratic line to win the general election, assuming she gets there. If a political party doesn’t care how many registered members it has, rarely fields its own candidates and possesses a ballot line that can be entirely disregarded in certain races, what makes it a political party? A statement of values, which the WFP certainly has. But so do many political membership organizations that aren’t electoral parties, such as the Democratic Socialists of America, and various political action committees committed to liberal or conservative causes. “They’re an interest group and a consulting firm – sometimes they take money, other times they don’t,” said Jerry Skurnik, a longtime Democratic consultant. “In my mind, the main thing about Cabán is that she’s not going to appear on the Working Families line in November and it doesn’t matter. … They’re certainly not anywhere near a traditional political party.” For most of its history, the WFP was described as a marriage between organized labor and progressive activists. The party was founded to push politics to the left in an era when New York state had a Republican governor and New York City had a Republican mayor. Unions sought influence through the WFP, lending it money and manpower to help elect certain Democrats. The political careers of New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and state Attorney General Letitia James, for example, owe much to the party. The marriage could be awkward: Labor leaders are more accommodating to political power brokers than party activists. Cuomo, a centrist, drove a wedge between these two groups when he sought reelection in 2014. Leftists in the WFP hated Cuomo, while big labor wanted to work with him. The result was a schism that weakened the WFP, at least temporarily. Major funders departed, including the United Federation of Teachers and 1199SEIU. Some organized labor remains, including the New York State Nurses Association, but progressive organizations and activists now dominate. It’s this umbrella coalition that makes a WFP endorsement valuable in the first place. The WFP itself is a small organization with relatively few volunteers it can deploy to a campaign, but Make the Road New York, VOCAL-NY and New York Communities for Change can collectively lend a volunteer army. In the Cabán race, they all worked in concert and took their political cues from the WFP.

For fledgling campaigns, the WFP is the consultant with the institutional memory that can also legally pay for things the campaign cannot afford. The WFP hired Cabán’s campaign manager, Luke Hayes, and paid for other staff operatives who had worked on many campaigns. It offered expertise and guidance to DSA organizers, who had little experience with boroughwide campaigns. The WFP also sent fundraising emails to its list on behalf of Cabán. In the past, the WFP has sought reimbursement for its services. Under more flexible state election law (relative to New York City), they don’t have to seek it or report it, saving the Cabán campaign tens of thousands of dollars. Like a political action committee, the party can spend lavishly on behalf of chosen candidates. They can pay for direct mail and digital campaigns. As a political party, they are free to coordinate with campaigns, allowing for a best of both worlds scenario: big spending with fewer restrictions. The Cabán campaign represented a new frontier for the WFP in the wake of the departure of a few major labor unions several years ago. In addition to cash, these unions offered ground troops. On Election Day, unions can deploy thousands of their own to poll sites and homes, as well as tell members through mailings and phone calls who they should vote for. Beyond organized labor and some progressive organizations, like Make the Road New York, one of the only other political groups in city politics able to marshal any kind of large volunteer force is the DSA. It was the DSA’s large volunteer base – the city chapter boasts over 5,000 members, with many of them helping out on the limited number of campaigns that the DSA gets involved in – that complemented the consulting, for lack of a better term, the WFP did. And this could be a model for future races, though the DSA’s politics are more radical and less institutionalist than the WFP’s. Were fusion voting eliminated – this remains a long shot – a closer working relationship with the DSA could ensure the WFP remains the hub of political power on the left. “I think that DSA and WFP really showed what we can do working together and also WFP has really demonstrated it almost has a second lease on life in the wake of Cuomo trying to kill it,” said Michael Kinnucan, a DSA electoral activist. “It’s something we should be deeply relieved about.”


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OR MANY NEW YORKERS, state politics can be discouraging. Elections may feel like popularity contests, with policy debates overshadowed by insults and smears. The political establishment often capitalizes on voter apathy, installing hand-picked candidates and minimizing threats to entrenched incumbents. Many elected officials seem to be motivated by building up their reputations and amassing power, as opposed to serving their constituents. But what’s missing from that perspective are the countless individuals who are driven by an unwavering determination to truly improve state government – especially among the younger generation. That’s why City & State takes time each year to identify 40 people under the age of 40 who are shaking up state politics. On this year’s list, there are progressives who mounted long-shot bids for the state Senate – and delivered on ambitious campaign promises after taking office. There’s a former legislative aide who grew impatient with Albany gridlock and launched his own housing watchdog organization. And there’s a disability advocate who understands firsthand the need to improve accessibility on New York City’s subways – and has taken on the tough job of making real changes. These individuals – along with other impressive elected officials and staffers, advocates and activists, journalists and union organizers – make up the 2019 Albany 40 Under 40 Rising Stars. Profiles by Jeff Coltin, Kay Dervishi, Rebecca C. Lewis, Annie McDonough, Alice Popovici and Zach Williams

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PETER AJEMIAN

SENIOR DEPUTY COMMUNICATIONS DIRECTOR GOV. ANDREW CUOMO’S OFFICE 0 3/2 4/198 4 @PET ER A J EM I A N BOSTON UNIVERSITY CLASSICAL MUSIC is what put Peter Ajemian on a path to finding his place on Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s press team. Growing up in a small town outside of Plymouth, Massachusetts, Ajemian says he did not fit in as a teen and struggled in school as a result. Then he developed an interest in playing the trumpet. “It taught me focus and discipline,” he says. “I ended up, oddly enough, learning to love to read as a result.” After earning a master’s degree in classical music from The New School, Ajemian began cultivating an interest in politics. He volunteered on local political campaigns before joining Cuomo’s first campaign for governor in 2010, and later served as chief of staff to state Sen. Brad Hoylman. Last year, he joined Cuomo’s office as deputy communications director for transportation during one of the most difficult times in the history of New York City public transit. His work was rewarded with an expanded portfolio as Cuomo entered his third term in office. Ajemian now harmonizes the public relations strategies of dozens of state agencies – including the Department of Financial Services and the Department of Environmental Conservation – with the governor’s own communications strategy. He may not hang out with Mozart as much as he used to, but the Cuomo administration gives him all the intellectual stimulation he needs. “They are some of the most brilliant and dedicated people I’ve ever worked with, and the governor is no exception,” he says.

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ROBIN BROWN

VICE PRESIDENT OF POLITICAL AFFAIRS BOLTON-ST. JOHNS 01 /2 6/198 5 @R LY N BR OW N UNIVERSITY OF GEORGIA ROBIN BROWN spent three years

driving the strategy behind paid family leave in New York state, meeting with Republican senators on Long Island to advocate for the bill. Her efforts paid off in 2016, when legislators passed a law mandating up to 12 weeks of paid time off for an employee caring for a newborn or a family member who is gravely ill. Brown was first exposed to politics in 2008, when she worked on Barack Obama’s presidential campaign. She then worked on other political campaigns, gaining wide-ranging experience throughout the Northeast until finally settling in New York. “I really liked doing that work, and I really liked that whole setup of trying to get legislation passed, and so it kind of led me into more of the lobbying roles,” she says. Brown recently became vice president of political affairs at the government relations and public affairs firm Bolton-St. Johns, where she had been working as political director since 2018. She’s been working on legislation to target workplace sexual harassment and legalize gestational surrogacy. Last year, she spent some of her free time advising for the Baker Project at Eleanor’s Legacy, an organization inspired by Eleanor Roosevelt that aims to help Democratic women flip state Senate seats in New York. She says these efforts contributed to the victories of three candidates. “We had some great, great candidates,” she says. “First-time candidates, mothers, businesswomen, teachers – great women that really wanted to do this.”

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THOMAS BUCHAN ASSOCIATE JACKSON LEWIS

SIENA COLLEGE; ALBANY LAW SCHOOL WHEN THOMAS BUCHAN started at Albany Law School, he thought he would become a trial attorney. But after a summer job working as a law clerk in the state attorney general’s office, he began to veer toward policy and government relations. In his next job, as a law clerk at Wilson Elser, he attended committee meetings in the Assembly and state Senate and watched the Capitol proceedings every day. “That’s what I gravitated to, being able to be involved in policy on an everyday basis and crafting policy and advocating for policy that really affects how people and businesses operate,” Buchan says. As an associate at Jackson Lewis, Buchan works with clients from a wide range of industries, including health care, financial services and energy. He has significant experience working with the hospitality and tourism industry. He represents the New York State Hospitality & Tourism Association, whose members include hotels, resorts, conference centers and country inns. “They have a host of issues they’re affected with, both regulatorily and legislatively, that I really gravitated towards,” he says. In the several years he has worked as a lobbyist, Buchan says he has learned that patience is key. “Most issues don’t get done overnight. Most issues are big-picture issues that you really have to engage for your clients and pay attention all the time,” he says. “Even issues that you may not think affect clients may affect businesses as a whole, and affect all of the clients that you represent.”

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AARON CARR

FOUNDER AND EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR HOUSING RIGHTS INITIATIVE 0 9/14/1988 @A A R ONACA R R UNIVERSITY OF CONNECTICUT BACK WHEN Aaron Carr was

working in Albany as Bronx chief of staff to Assemblyman Michael Blake, he wanted to pass a bill to raise the temperature threshold below which landlords had to provide heat for tenants. (The New York City Council passed a similar law in 2017.) Carr says he pitched it to the leadership but they didn’t take it up, since the bill would upset the real estate lobby. “The last thing I want to do is to get in the way of their relationship with the real estate lobby, because I’m no homewrecker,” Carr says. “So I thought: Why don’t I just leave my job, start a housing watchdog organization and sue all of their friends?” And that’s exactly what Carr did, founding the Housing Rights Initiative, which has since filed more than 55 class-action lawsuits against bad landlords despite having a staff of just three people. HRI has gone after landlords that they say pushed tenants out of rent regulation and other landlords that filed false paperwork, including Kushner Cos. – owned in part by President Donald Trump’s senior adviser and son-in-law Jared Kushner. “Kushner has probably done more to shed light on fraudulent real estate practices than anyone in modern history,” Carr says in jest. But he reserves some disappointment for the state government as well. “Our enforcement system has completely and utterly abdicated its responsibility to enforcing the law,” Carr says. But his 3-yearold nonprofit has had an impact. “We’ve definitely put the enforcement agencies on notice.”

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KEVIN CRUMB

CHIEF OF STAFF STATE SEN. ROBERT ORTT 08/21 /1981 @K EV I NC R U M B UNIVERSITY OF NOTRE DAME; ROCKEFELLER COLLEGE OF PUBLIC AFFAIRS & POLICY AT THE UNIVERSITY AT ALBANY STATE SEN. Robert Ortt is not shy

about giving a fiery speech on the Senate floor, but he turns to his mild-mannered chief of staff whenever he really wants to get stuff done. “If he’s fired up about something,” Crumb says, “I get that, I read it, and do everything I can to get it fixed.” Crumb and Ortt, who are just a few years apart in age, share more than a mission to serve the people of the 62nd state Senate District. They are both huge fans of Notre Dame football – Crumb’s alma mater – swap reading lists and have similar outlooks on life. “We put in so much extra time that if you’re not around the right people, whether it’s staffers or bosses … it just makes it a lot harder to do,” Crumb says of life at the Capitol. Crumb has had deep connections to GOP politics ever since serving as a White House intern during the George W. Bush administration. After college, he moved back home and became involved in Oneida County government, then took a job as a staffer in the Assembly. While a move to Washington, D.C., could prove tempting given the right opportunity, Crumb has an extra reason to stay put. His wife is the legislative director for Republican state Sen. Fred Akshar, and has ambitions of her own. “She’s as crazy as I am,” Crumb jokes. “Because she’s working in Republican politics.”

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ALEX ELEGUDIN SENIOR ADVISER FOR SYSTEMWIDE ACCESSIBILITY NEW YORK CITY TRANSIT 0 4/08/198 4 BROOKLYN COLLEGE; MAURICE A. DEANE SCHOOL OF LAW AT HOFSTRA UNIVERSITY LAST MONTH was Alex Elegudin’s

one-year anniversary as senior adviser for systemwide accessibility at New York City Transit. It’s a challenging role, given recent lawsuits against the agency and complaints about accessibility – but Elegudin says the obstacles only make him more motivated. “As much as it causes me stress on a daily basis, it also is what keeps me going to find a way to get it right, to find a way to move forward,” he says. Elegudin, who is a wheelchair user, became involved with disability advocacy while working as a lawyer several years ago. He was volunteering with newly disabled young people in his spare time and began to see gaps in the services provided to them. Eventually, he decided to establish Wheeling Forward, a nonprofit that provides wheelchairs and other services to people with disabilities. He went on to a position as an accessibility program manager at the New York City Taxi and Limousine Commission, where he oversaw the expansion of an accessible taxi program. He says the TLC and MTA face similar challenges, in part because each oversees a massive operation. He is most proud of having made the agency more accessible to people with disabilities by opening channels of communication. “I think bringing the community into the actual decision-making and planning-making process is something that I’ve been proud of because it sets a standard of how government agencies can have meaningful dialogue that isn’t just complaints and arguments,” he says. “But how can we really work together?”

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ALEX ELMASRI

POLITICAL DIRECTOR NEW YORK STATE DEMOCRATIC SENATE CAMPAIGN COMMITTEE 05/2 0/19 9 2 @EL M A Z Z Z Z Z Z SUNY NEW PALTZ NOT EVERY baker will try out a

vanilla lemon filling with a pie crust made of crushed saltine crackers – but Alex Elmasri is not your typical amateur pâtissier. The Democratic operative has a way of finding ingredients that work well together – whether that means indulging his sweet tooth or figuring out how to make Democrats win in historically Republican state Senate districts – and for this he credits his attention to detail. “Baking is a very exact science,” he says. “We have to measure out your flour and sugar and whatever it is … it’s a good analogy.” This mindful approach to cooking extends to how Elmasri manages a campaign, whether it’s adding a dash of data targeting or measuring out how much time candidates should spend tending to the needs of their constituencies. This approach paid off bigtime last year, with Elmasri playing a pivotal role in the campaigns of state Sen. Shelley Mayer and later state Sen. James Skoufis. A native of Columbia County, Elmasri caught the political bug as an undergraduate at SUNY New Paltz after a professor suggested that he get involved in a local political campaign. With Democrats now in control of the state Senate and the 2020 elections looming, Elmasri says he has enough cooking – both inside and outside the kitchen. “I don’t have anything else on the horizon,” he says. “We have the majorities in both houses of the Legislature. We are able to do something that is definitely interesting.”

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PETER GANNON

PRESIDENT AND CEO UNITED WAY OF THE GREATER CAPITAL REGION 01 /27/1980 @ T H AT PET ER GA N NON THE COLLEGE OF SAINT ROSE; RENSSELAER POLYTECHNIC INSTITUTE THE UNITED WAY of the Greater Capital Region is Peter Gannon’s first professional jump into the nonprofit sector, but he has found some similarities between this job and his previous work. “All of it has sort of shaped me,” he says of his experience working in “three wildly different sectors” over the course of his career. “They all have these commonalities that, ultimately, what we were trying to do was improve opportunities for people, whether it was working in government or working in economic development, or now working directly on the front lines for an organization like United Way.” Gannon always had an interest in philanthropic issues, but he hadn’t considered nonprofit work as a career until he became the board chairman of Best Buddies International, a nonprofit that supports people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. His proudest accomplishments this year include the United Way’s “5.18 Day,” which brought together 500 community volunteers to do 50 different service projects, and an initiative to provide support to federal employees affected by this year’s government shutdown. “It’s an organization in need of a change and in need of a refocus and I think we’ve been making pretty good progress in the first year,” he says of the United Way. Outside of work, he spends most of his time with his two sons and enjoys CrossFit and golf. “Just trying to be the guy my dogs think I am,” he writes in his Twitter profile.

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JONATHAN GRAVES GOVERNMENT ANALYST HINMAN STRAUB 0 4/18/198 4 UNION COLLEGE FOR MANY former government

employees who transition into lobbying, post-employment restrictions can be challenging. But Jonathan Graves, who joined Hinman Straub earlier this year after eight years working in the state Senate, says his background made the transition go more smoothly. “I have to find a way to be valuable to the firm and its clients without doing some of the things that would come as the most natural, helpful thing, because you can’t do that,” he says. “But for me having my experience being a behind-the-scenes position has sort of let me jump into this job and do what I can do to be helpful internally. It’s sort of been a natural transition for me.” Graves started his career as a low-level employee in the state Senate and worked his way up to director of legislative operations, where he was responsible for overseeing various pieces of legislation from start to finish. The dayto-day preparation for a Senate session can be challenging and fast-paced: coordinating with the offices of bill sponsors, ensuring each bill meets all the requirements and publishing a list of bills for the public, among other tasks. And the hours are long, especially toward the end of the session. “Let’s say just as someone who has no experience, if you watch a Senate session taking place, you sort of see this parliamentary process occurring and you might not think about all of the work ... that goes into getting that session ready for the day,” he says.

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KEVIN GROSSMAN LABOR RELATIONS SPECIALIST NEW YORK STATE UNITED TEACHERS 10/21 /19 79 UNIVERSITY AT ALBANY; UNIVERSITY AT BUFFALO SCHOOL OF LAW KEVIN GROSSMAN has been a

lawyer for 15 years but he still gets a rush of excitement before starting a negotiation – just like he did in law school. “I just get that feeling of butterflies, of adrenaline,” he says. When that goes away, “it’s time for a new job.” As a labor relations specialist at New York State United Teachers, Grossman represents 14 unions whose members include teachers, teachers’ aides, school bus drivers and others who work in education. “(Sometimes) there’s a five-alarm fire to put out,” he says, while on quieter days he takes a proactive approach and checks in with his clients. Earlier this year, Grossman successfully negotiated a deal between several unions and the school board in the Niskayuna Central School District, working with union leaders to hone their message and secure a good deal. The son of an elementary school teacher and a social worker for the state Office of Mental Health, Grossman grew up on Long Island and says he developed an early appreciation of unions – and a respect for educators in particular. After taking a labor arbitration course during law school at the University at Buffalo, he knew he wanted to continue doing this kind of work. “Unions are able to give those in the middle class a good life,” he says. “I like the idea of – in labor arbitration – that you can be creative and you can think outside the box while zealously advocating for your client.”

“I just get that feeling of butterflies, of adrenaline. (When that goes away,) it’s time for a new job.”

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RAVI GUPTA

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Gupta – even if it’s just for district leaders or judgeships. His staff at Arena, the political organization he co-founded, gets competitive, screenshotting each other’s voting records and jokingly shaming each other for not showing up to the polls. Gupta did not always vote in smaller elections. “I’ve missed all these rinky-dink things over the years,” he says. “I feel the need to keep a clean record now, even if I have no idea who’s on this ballot.” Gupta understands the power of elections. President Donald Trump’s win in 2016 prompted him to leave the charter school network he founded in Nashville, Tennessee, and start Arena in his native New York – aiming to lower the barrier of entry to politics as well as recruit and support Democratic candidates and staffers. As a former Obama administration staffer, Gupta knew the importance of having the right people behind the right candidates. Going into the 2020 elections, he says, “We’ve trained and placed staff members on pretty much every formidable presidential campaign.” Arena’s profile got a boost from its success in the 2018 Democratic primaries against members of the now-defunct state Senate Independent Democratic Conference, after supporting insurgent candidates like state Sens. Zellnor Myrie and Jessica Ramos early in their campaigns. Gupta even helped recruit state Sen. Alessandra Biaggi to run in her race. “When we started, our goal was to win one race against the IDC members as a way of sending a signal,” Gupta says. “And then we took them out!”

“When we started, our goal was to win one race against the IDC members. And then we took them out!”


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JON HEPPNER DEPUTY PRESS SECRETARY STATE SENATE DEMOCRATS

02 /02 /1988 @JONAT H A N H EPP MANHATTANVILLE COLLEGE JON HEPPNER knows a thing or two about representing Democratic state senators because he is a legislator himself – majority leader in fact – in the Ulster County Legislature. Every morning as he drives from his home in the Hudson Valley to Albany for his day job as deputy press secretary for the state Senate Democrats, the Woodstock native fields calls from constituents and tends to legislative business. The two jobs may keep Heppner close to his hometown, but his journey there was anything but direct. After graduating from Manhattanville College during the height of the Great Recession, Heppner took a job as a local reporter. He covered town board meetings at night and painted houses by day to save enough money to move to Washington, D.C., where he scored an internship in the office of then-Rep. Charles Rangel. He would later work on President Barack Obama’s 2012 reelection campaign and for then-state Sen. Terry Gipson before landing his current job with the state Senate communications team. While he says he enjoys his current balance between roles as a local politician and a state Capitol staffer, the youngest majority leader in the history of the Ulster County Legislature is keeping his options open. “I wouldn’t rule out any future possibility,” he says. “When I first ran for the County Legislature at age 28, it wasn’t really something I had planned on doing (but) I took the chance and it was successful.”

“When I first ran for the County Legislature at age 28, it wasn’t really something I had planned on doing (but) I took the chance.”


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KATIE HOHMAN

PARTNER SHERIDAN HOHMAN & ASSOCIATES 05/02 /1987 @KT DI D52 SIENA COLLEGE KATIE HOHMAN says co-founding a public affairs firm “just happened organically.” Tim Sheridan, who was her boss when she was a legislative representative at Capitol Group several years ago, reached out to discuss the possibility – and that’s how Hohman came to be named a partner last year, at the age of 31. Hohman says she enjoys the independence and autonomy in handling her clients and work. Having been involved in government affairs for nearly a decade, she has wide-ranging experience, including bill drafting and introduction, legislative amendments, analyzing media and political developments as well as association work. Prior to co-founding Sheridan Hohman, she served as the legislative director for the New York State Association of Counties. “I think one of the challenges working in New York state, working in politics, it’s how quickly things can move and really just trying to keep a clear head and being able to pivot if something changes,” she says. “The end of session is always the most exciting time because you never know what’s gonna happen. Things change all the time.” One of Hohman’s main takeaways after working in Albany for the past seven years? The value of networks. “Something I’ve learned is to try not to get discouraged and make sure you maintain your relationships with everybody,” she says. “It’s a very small town and I feel like everybody – whether there’s a million of us lobbyists – we really are all there to help each other.”

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NIKKI KATEMAN POLITICAL AND COMMUNICATIONS DIRECTOR RWDSU/UFCW LOCAL 338 1 2 /0 3/1988 @N M K AT EM A N ADELPHI UNIVERSITY NIKKI KATEMAN started her career at RWDSU/UFCW Local 338 as a college intern – introduced to the union’s work by her father, who was a member. For more than 10 years she has worked her way up through various positions, beginning her current role in December 2016. “It’s really challenging to be in the labor movement right now,” she says. “With the current administration, laws are not favorable to labor unions or they don’t favor workers, frankly. But also industries are changing, so it’s been interesting to see how we adapt and change with the way the world is changing around us.” As political and communications director, Kateman manages everything from maintaining the union’s website and social media to leading voting drives to meeting with elected officials to support Local 338’s legislative initiatives. “The fact that my days are very different is probably my favorite part of the job,” she says. “I get to just be out in the field.” One of her proudest career accomplishments was her work backing the passage of the Compassionate Care Act, which legalized medical marijuana in New York in 2014. Local 338 represents medical marijuana workers – such as pharmacy technicians, growers and trimmers – among its more than 15,000 members. “That was a very exciting program to be a part of,” she says. “It helped a lot of people and I’d gotten to see the impact it’s had over the past five years on patients (and) their families.”

“The fact that my days are very different is my favorite part of the job. I get to just be out in the field.”


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SARAH K. KENNEDY

DEPUTY CAMPAIGN MANAGER AIRBNB 1 2 /1 1 /198 3 @SA R A H K K E N N EDY OHIO UNIVERSITY GROWING UP, Sarah Kennedy was always the kid asking “why.” “I was always fired up, whether it was as a kid writing letters to the editor that went unpublished and probably were not very good, to reaching out to elected officials,” Kennedy says. “I was always really eager to learn how regular people could change things.” As an undergraduate student at Ohio University, Kennedy channeled that curiosity and drive into volunteer work with the LGBTQ rights movement, working on a campaign to repeal a Cincinnati law that blocked housing and job protections for gay people. The success of that effort foreshadowed what was to come in Kennedy’s advocacy career, as she worked on successful same-sex marriage campaigns in Iowa and then in New York, before moving on to consulting work for clients including the American Civil Liberties Union and Habitat for Humanity. Kennedy joined Airbnb in 2016 to work on vacation rental regulations in New York. She found that going from working for nonprofits and advocacy campaigns to working for a corporation wasn’t as huge of a leap as it might seem. “We have field organizers, communications, digital advocacy folks – everything was set up just like any other campaign that I’d worked on,” Kennedy says. And while Airbnb is locked in a fierce regulatory battle with both New York City and state, Kennedy says the work is worth the effort. “It definitely is a challenge,” she says. “But I think if it’s not challenging, it’s boring.”

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ESTEBAN MACCERA

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as a legislative coordinator at New York StateWatch in 2011, when same-sex marriage was legalized in New York. “Seeing that excitement and seeing the tangible difference that made in people’s lives was something that I thought was for me,” says Maccera, who was then in his third year working on state government issues. He started his work in government at the county level before moving to StateWatch, a legislative tracking service. Next, he went on to serve as legislative director for state Sens. Jose Peralta and David Carlucci, helping advance more than 200 pieces of legislation on a wide range of topics. “In the Senate, it’s common to wear many hats,” he says. “So not only was I helping with legislation, I was drafting talking points for the legislators to speak about the bill on the floor, or organizing media events.” As associate director for the New York state government relations group at New York Citybased Davidoff Hutcher & Citron, Maccera often serves as a liaison for clients and staff coming up to Albany – and sometimes even as a tour guide. “For me, the Capitol is like a museum, and I’ve given the tour enough at this point that I have some pretty good facts and tidbits,” he says. “So it’s nice to do both the technical work – meeting with legislators and lobbying – but also it’s kind of nice just to give the general overview of things and show people around.”

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CHRISTIAN MALANGA MANAGER OF STATE GOVERNMENT RELATIONS CON EDISON 10/1 3/1981 UNIVERSITY AT ALBANY; WESTERN NEW ENGLAND UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW CHRISTIAN MALANGA had two job offers after graduating from law school: one with a private law firm doing litigation and one in the Assembly. Though he wasn’t quite sure what the latter entailed, he accepted the offer and found himself deeply involved in state government work. “I think it was probably one of the best professional decisions I’ve made because I spent about 10 years there,” he says. He initially served as an associate counsel in the Assembly, helping with committee meetings and advising members. In time, he moved up to the position of assistant secretary for program and policy. “I thought it was fascinating to actually work through language issues,” he says. “To come to the table, start meetings at 9, 10 o’clock at night and work through the night, for multiple nights in a row, was really fascinating, to be part of that behindthe-scenes legislative-making. And it was also a real adrenaline boost because you were working under very tight deadlines.” Given his experience working on the Environmental Conservation and Energy committees in the Assembly, it is only fitting that Malanga would go on to work at Con Edison, where he currently monitors and analyzes relevant legislation and manages a team of lobbyists. “It’s such a complicated system and such an important system, especially to power New York,” he says. “And in a time where there’s this transition to this new clean energy future – all really attracted me to the position I currently have.”

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ANDREW MANGINI PARTNER GRAMERCY

02 /2 8/198 4 @A N DR EW M A NGI N I SIENA COLLEGE “WE ARE PERSUADERS.” That’s how Andrew Mangini describes public affairs firm Gramercy and the work he does at the intersection of government, business and media. “We’re business consultants and political consultants in the realm of communications,” he says. Mangini started his career in the Assembly Republican conference, and since then has worked on a campaign, managed communications for a state senator and worked in corporate public relations. He joined Gramercy in 2015 as a public relations manager and worked his way up to partner over the course of four years. He often represents corporate clients and statewide associations, and says he is proud to have worked on a team that backed new licenses for commercial casinos and medical marijuana dispensaries. “It was pretty exciting to be at the forefront of these new industries as they came to New York state,” Mangini says. “To know I had fingerprints on both of those new industries that essentially didn’t exist in New York state five years ago is a pretty great accomplishment, to me.” Mangini says he enjoys the fastpaced nature of his job and the challenges it presents. “You know, we’re not hired to do PR for ribbon-cuttings or flower shows,” he says. “People hire us when they have a problem, when they have a problem they need to solve. … So that’s where we come in. We’re not just a press release factory. We come to the table with real solutions for real problems.”

“When they have a problem they need to solve … that’s where we come in.”

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where the federal landscape is so different and opposite of what I believe and what I think is important, I love that I’m part of a firm that is focused on women’s rights and all the issues that, frankly, we need more help in,” Melissa Mansfield says of her current work at SKDKnickerbocker, where she has served as a vice president for the past three years. She started her career as a journalist writing for The Associated Press and Newsday over the course of seven years, often covering issues in Albany. “It was a great experience and I was able to really pull the human aspect out of policy,” she says. Mansfield transitioned to communications and public relations, working for the Assembly and the Healthcare Association of New York State before moving on to SKD. Now she works with several clients on issues ranging from health care to the environment. She says her work advocating for the passage of the Child Victims Act, a bill that had been stalled for decades, is among her latest successes. “It’s just an amazing thing to be a part of. I do consider myself very lucky to have been put on that team,” she says. In her free time, Mansfield volunteers with Strong Through Every Mile, a running program that helps domestic violence survivors run their first 5K.

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PATRICK McCLELLAN STATE POLICY DIRECTOR NEW YORK LEAGUE OF CONSERVATION VOTERS

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08/2 2 /1987 @PMC C LELL A N NEW YORK UNIVERSITY IT’S BEEN a successful year for Patrick McClellan, who has wrapped up his third legislative session as state policy director at the New York League of Conservation Voters. New York state legislators passed congestion pricing, a ban on single-use plastic bags and an ambitious climate change bill that aims for the state to be carbon neutral by 2050. “I think particularly with climate change, once you start working on it and realize how dire things are, it would be kind of difficult to go back to working on another issue area,” he says. McClellan began working on environmental issues – including climate change, renewable energy and green buildings – as a policy analyst in the New York City Council under then-Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito. He previously worked as a field organizer for several electoral campaigns and petitions. Now he uses his expertise in both policy and organizing to advance priorities for the New York League of Conservation Voters. “Walking through the halls of the state Capitol and talking to legislators about big important issues is kind of like the childhood dream part of the job,” he says. “Obviously you don’t always get to do that. Nine times out of 10, politics is closer to ‘Veep’ than ‘The West Wing,’ but there are definitely days when it does feel more like ‘The West Wing.’ And that’s what you dream about when you’re a kid who is a nerd who wants to work in politics.”

“Nine times out of 10, politics is closer to ‘Veep’ than ‘The West Wing.’”


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ASSOCIATE GREENBERG TRAURIG 05/10/198 3 UNIVERSITY OF ROCHESTER; MAURICE A. DEANE SCHOOL OF LAW AT HOFSTRA UNIVERSITY ARTICLE 78 proceedings, which challenge a decision made by a New York state agency, are notoriously difficult to win – but Kelly McNamee has been succeeding nevertheless. McNamee began her legal career working as a paralegal, later attending the Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University as part of its LGBT fellowship program. She says her professors encouraged her to join a larger law firm after graduation – and it was a good decision. “At first I wasn’t sure how I would be perceived in that world … as a young female lawyer, again from a fairly low-ranked school, not to mention being an out lesbian,” she says. “But I think I really found my community in Big Law.” After working at Fried Frank and then at Davis Polk & Wardwell, she moved upstate to join Greenberg Traurig. She focuses on commercial litigation, First Amendment issues, antitrust litigation and government investigations. “GT Albany sort of has the feel of a smaller office, or a smaller firm,” she says. “There’s a lot of respect and acknowledgement for life outside of the office. But the thing that really drew me was that they offer the same level of sophisticated work that I was doing in the city and the attorneys here are all of the same caliber from the attorneys I was used to working for in the city. So it's really the best of both worlds.”

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AMBER L. MOONEY

DIRECTOR OF WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT BUSINESS COUNCIL OF NEW YORK STATE 0 9/2 8/1981 @A M BER L MO ON EY UNIVERSITY AT ALBANY AMBER MOONEY understands firsthand the issues faced by nontraditional students and the challenges of workforce development. “I was a very nontraditional student in a lot of ways,” she says, “and now in the work that I do preaching alternative pathways is very close to home for me, since I did start a career in hospitality before I went back to school.” She began her career working in event management before earning a bachelor’s degree at the University at Albany and later landing at the Center for Economic Growth. Since then she’s held several positions in which she handled workforce development, economic development and education issues – including at the Ballston Spa Central School District and the state Procurement Council. As director of workforce development at the Business Council of New York State, she juggles a few responsibilities, from lobbying and advocacy to managing programs in education and workforce development. “When the opportunity came to go on to the policy side, I saw it as a huge opportunity, just because I had been on the ground, so to speak,” she says. This past year, she successfully advocated for the state’s allocation of $175 million toward workforce development and for data transparency about how effectively those state-funded programs work. One of the biggest lessons Mooney has learned so far? That coalition-building and teamwork are key. “There’s been variations of this African proverb,” she says. “Alone you go faster, together you go further.”

“Alone you go faster, together you go further.”

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ZELLNOR MYRIE STATE SENATOR

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session in Albany, Zellnor Myrie did not expect his leadership to say that his bill to enable early voting in the state would be the first measure the state Senate would debate on the floor. “Here I am, a freshman having never done this before. We walk into the chamber, a new Democratic majority, everyone is looking to see whether or not we can govern,” Myrie says. “And I’m up debating the Republicans for an hour.” The bill passed, the first in what would be a landmark session for progressive legislators. One of the Democrats’ biggest achievements was the permanent renewal and expansion of rent regulations. Myrie focused almost exclusively on housing issues and promises of rent reform during his campaign, so to have a hand in passing the legislation was momentous for him. “I was so overcome with emotion,” Myrie says. “I still have bouts of just breaking down emotionally.” Myrie says his personal successes and the successes of his conference are especially poignant considering that running for office was a major life decision. After law school, he had the opportunity to clerk for a federal judge – a job that would have supercharged his career as a lawyer. But he couldn’t do the clerkship and run for office at the same time, so he had to make a choice. “The opportunity to serve my community, to make sure we got the housing laws right, was really worth the risk,” Myrie says.

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NICK NIEDZWIADEK REPORTER POLITICO NEW YORK 0 3/18/19 9 4 @N IC K N I ED Z UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA AT CHAPEL HILL DESPITE WHAT his LinkedIn header may say, Nick Niedzwiadek is not editor-in-chief at Gawker. In reality, he works at Politico New York’s Albany bureau, where he is half of the team that wakes up at about 5 a.m. every day to deliver the New York Playbook to thousands of hungry state and local news junkies. “I deeply respect Jimmy Vielkind, who had it before me, and Laura (Nahmias) and Azi (Paybarah) and all the people who have had their names on it,” Niedzwiadek says. “So making sure to not diminish what they had helped build up is pretty important to me.” His work doesn’t get him recognized on the street – which is just fine with him – but people are familiar enough with his byline that he gets a lot of questions about how his name is pronounced. (It’s needs-WAD-ick, by the way.) The Albany-area native always knew he wanted to be a reporter and has had a general interest in politics for a long time, but he says he fell into state Capitol reporting. He joined Politico as an intern in 2016 and has been expanding his influence in the Capitol since then. At 25, he is part of a growing contingent of young correspondents beginning to dominate Albany coverage. “Anytime you get a scoop, or a mini-scoop, on anything gambling- or casino-related, that feels cool just because you’re literally beating someone (like The Buffalo News’ Tom Precious) who’s writing a book on it,” Niedzwiadek says.

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10/08/1981 @ CA R A NOEL MORGAN STATE UNIVERSITY; DREXEL UNIVERSITY CARA NOEL says giving a voice to 1199SEIU’s more than 400,000 members – including health care workers in New York as well as Massachusetts, New Jersey, Washington, D.C., and Florida – is her proudest accomplishment. “Part of my job is really just sharing the stories of the workers who benefit from membership in our union, but also almost telling the before and afters,” Noel says. “So meeting people who – and even children of union members – who can say, ‘I remember when I was finally able to go to the eye doctor or when I was finally able to go to the dentist and that happened when my mom or when my dad joined the union.’” Noel first worked on labor issues while serving as a press secretary for the New Jersey state Senate Democrats. She went on to work at the New York City Central Labor Council as its communications director before transitioning into her current role. “You would think there wouldn’t be the level of opposition that exists in 2019,” she says, referring to labor unions. “You would think that people would understand the benefits unions provide and want to make sure that their workers have healthy work sites, want to make sure that their workers have the benefits that allow them to live and raise families, and not just exist, but thrive.” Noel is a proud graduate of Morgan State University, a historically black college. In her spare time, she sings in her church’s choir.

“You would think that people would … want to make sure that their workers have the benefits that allow them to live and raise families.”


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CAITLIN O’BRIEN

NEW YORK GOVERNMENT RELATIONS DIRECTOR AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION 05/0 4/19 91 @ CA I T L I NOBR I E N4 3 UNIVERSITY AT ALBANY CAITLIN O’BRIEN first learned about lobbying in college at the University at Albany, when she took a class taught by a lobbyist. The class required her to manage projects and she loved the work, but she didn’t think about doing it again until she went to law school and started working as a government affairs law clerk for the firm Wilson Elser. Later, she worked as an environmental health associate with Environmental Advocates of New York. “Lobbying and advocacy in general – I’m interested in it because I feel like I’m helping people,” she says. “A lot of people don’t have the means, the resources or the ability to speak up for what they need, so I feel like advocacy is a really good way to try to help.” O’Brien has served as New York government relations director at the American Heart Association for nearly two years. During this time, she had been making progress on legislation to raise the smoking age to 21 at the local and state levels. Then earlier this year, lawmakers passed legislation raising the smoking age to 21 across the state – and she considers this one of her proudest accomplishments. “Really just a lot of educating, you know,” she says, “(about) how the tobacco industry targets youth and targets certain communities, really how their marketing of e-cigarettes is really aimed at getting this replacement generation, which is hooking young children onto their tobacco products.”

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SHIRLEY PAUL

ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF LEGISLATIVE AFFAIRS SUNY OFFICE OF STATE RELATIONS 0 3/2 9/1982 @SP_ ES Q DELAWARE STATE UNIVERSITY SHIRLEY PAUL immersed herself in New York City’s political scene as an enthusiastic college student. She interned in Frank Seddio’s office when he was an assemblyman and became involved in the Thomas Jefferson Democratic Club, where she would meet people who would become her future colleagues. “I did it just for the love of it but I didn’t even know how influential that club was at the time, and still is,” Paul says. She went on to earn a master’s degree and a law degree while remaining involved in politics. She pursued a clerkship at the New York Supreme Court, then worked in the governor’s office and the lieutenant governor’s office. In her role as assistant director of legislative affairs at the SUNY Office of State Relations, she oversees the budget and legislative processes, preparing the budget for the university system and advocating for it, as well as tracking legislation that might affect state universities. Paul recently spearheaded a loan forgiveness program, which would grant debt relief to people who have a graduate degree from a SUNY school and are hired as faculty by the university system – with the aim of recruiting faculty members from diverse and underrepresented backgrounds. The bill passed in the Senate this year. “To me this, right now, is my dream job,” she says. “It’s a place where I get to merge in my legal skills, my thinking, then my regular people skills.”

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KARINES REYES

ASSEMBLYWOMAN 10/1 2 /198 4 @K A R I N ESR EY ES87 BRONX COMMUNITY COLLEGE; BARUCH COLLEGE ALBANY IS not exactly known for the diversity of its legislators’ professions – the majority are lawyers or career government workers. As a nurse, Karines Reyes brings a different point of view. “My colleagues really look to me for my opinion when it comes to legislation that has to do with health care,” Reyes says. “It set me apart, especially in conferences.” Years ago, Reyes didn’t see herself entering elected office, or even becoming a nurse for that matter. She attended a high school with a focus on the visual arts and studied communications in college. While she doesn’t have much free time these days, Reyes says she wants to set up a small art studio in her house to help her escape the “craziness” of the political world. She mostly channels her creative energy into doodling, filling up her notes with drawings during the session. “When I stand up at the dais – you know who doodles a lot? Jeff Aubry,” Reyes says, referring to the Queens assemblyman who oversees Assembly proceedings as speaker pro tempore. “So when he sets me up at the dais, I counterdoodle his doodles.” Although she still sees more work she can do in the Legislature, Reyes doesn’t want to remain in her seat for 20 or 30 years and hopes to give more diverse voices like hers a chance in the Legislature. “I don’t think I would be doing my community a service by sitting here for such a long time,” she says.

“My colleagues really look to me when it comes to legislation that has to do with health care. It set me apart.”

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JENNIFER RICHARDSON SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT PATRICK B. JENKINS & ASSOCIATES 07/1 3/1980 @J R IC H A R Z 1 31 UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN JENNIFER RICHARDSON sums up

lobbying work with a quote by baseball legend Satchel Paige: “You win a few, you lose a few. Some get rained out. But you got to dress for all of them.” Among her proudest accomplishments are two criminal justice bills that passed earlier this year, examining prosecutorial misconduct and overhauling the criminal trial discovery process. “A lot of people said we couldn’t get it done, or why are you working on that or putting energy in because it’s not going to happen,” she says about the legislation, which she worked on while Republicans held the state Senate. “Very much towards the end we got that bill on the agenda.” Richardson worked in both New York City and New York state government before her transition to private sector lobbying. At the New York City Department of Education, she first gained exposure to working with legislators and facilitated the passage of universal pre-K. She moved on to the office of Mayor Bill de Blasio, where she worked on issues including social services, transportation, health care and education. The experience prepared her for her current role, where she handles a range of issues. “This is why I like lobbying. It’s exciting generally when things are constantly changing and different things are going on,” she says. “I love the excitement of learning a new issue and establishing new relationships.” Richardson also serves as president of the Capital District Black & Hispanic Bar Association. In her free time, she enjoys running charity races.

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FORDHAM UNIVERSITY GROWING UP in a state capital – Madison, Wisconsin – Rachel Roseneck developed an interest in state politics early on. “I’ve always been drawn to politics, but I never saw myself wanting to run for office, or be the person out in front,” she says. “I was always drawn more to the behind-the-scenes kind of job.” And that’s exactly what she’s been doing since she landed at the public affairs firm Kivvit, where she first started as an intern while studying at Fordham University. She currently serves as a principal, specializing in energy, technology and campaign management. She says her work promoting bail reform in New York, which resulted in legislation that was passed in April, is one of her proudest accomplishments. She has also been involved with the energy sector, having worked with offshore wind and carbon capture clients. “We’re seeing states throughout the U.S. taking it three steps backwards on really important issues from women’s rights to criminal justice reform, and it really makes working in New York, where we’re taking critical steps forward on issues like criminal justice reform and women’s rights and the climate and environment, even more important and gratifying,” she says. Roseneck previously worked in the press office of the state attorney general. In her free time, she serves on an associate board of Generation Citizen, a nonprofit that promotes teaching civics to young people. She is also an avid runner.

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KENDRA RUBIN

VICE PRESIDENT OF GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS NEW YORK CREDIT UNION ASSOCIATION 10/05/1987 UNIVERSITY OF MARY WASHINGTON; SUNY CORTLAND; UNIVERSITY AT ALBANY WHEN KENDRA RUBIN got an unexpected call from Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s office and a job offer to work as the governor’s briefer several years ago, she jumped at the opportunity. “I thought about it for all of two seconds, and then obviously took the job,” she says. “That was an amazing role because I got to see this 30,000-foot view of state government.” She had already interned with Cuomo while he was state attorney general, and she had worked at the state Department of Health and the Governor’s Office of Storm Recovery. But as an early-career lawyer, she wanted more fast-paced work – and the governor’s office delivered. Rubin ended up working on everything from racing and gambling to local government affairs. “It was a very formative time in my life,” she says. “I saw the budget process from start to finish. I saw (the) session from start to finish. … When you’re in the trenches of state government at those wee hours of the morning, it really forges this relationship with your colleagues that you can’t get anywhere else.” After that, she served as director of appointments in Cuomo’s office, overseeing all board and commission appointments on his behalf. Rubin has since transitioned into a different role at the New York Credit Union Association, working on government affairs and lobbying in both Albany and Washington, D.C. “That’s been interesting,” she says. “The opportunity to take an issue and unpack it fully has been really fascinating.”

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JULIA SALAZAR

STATE SENATOR 12/30/1990 @JULIACARMEL__ @SALAZARSENATE THE YOUNGEST current member of the state Senate – and also the youngest woman ever elected to the state Senate – Julia Salazar was only 27 when she won the election and 28 when she officially took office. But her age had no bearing on her accomplishments during her first session in Albany. “My first session really exceeded my expectations,” Salazar says. “I was really pleasantly surprised to be able to pass, of my bills, about 15 bills.” Before running for the seat herself, Salazar volunteered for the campaign of Debbie Medina, a democratic socialist who ran against then-state Sen. Martin Malavé Dilan in 2016. Medina’s loss paved the way for Salazar – a member of the New York City chapter of the Democratic Socialists of America – to run and beat Dilan in 2018. “In early 2018, some friends I had organized with at DSA approached me and said, ‘Someone needs to run again.’ And I said, ‘Yes, someone needs to run against Dilan,’” Salazar says. “And they’re like, ‘You don’t get it, we want you to run.’” As the first democratic socialist elected to the state Legislature, Salazar is something of a standard-bearer for the growing group. And despite a landmark first year, she still sees plenty that needs doing and says she hopes to remain in office for as long as her constituents will have her. Her next step however is to get a canine companion to keep her company during those trips to Albany.

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MARCY SAVAGE

PARTNER REID, MCNALLY & SAVAGE 11/01/1979 @LOBBYRMS UNIVERSITY AT ALBANY SINCE HER very first internship in

2000, Marcy Savage has consistently worked on health care issues for organizations like the American Cancer Society and the New York Public Interest Research Group. She now specializes in health care at the lobbying firm Reid, McNally & Savage. Despite the stigma associated with lobbying, Savage says her work is valuable to organizations with limited resources who otherwise might not have a presence in state government. “I think a lobbyist has to be and is important to the process of government, in terms of understanding that process, basically being able to be credible, bring information to very busy lawmakers and their staff,” she says. “Bridging a gap between what’s going on in the community – community needs, different organizational needs – we sort of try to be and provide that voice to them in Albany.” Earlier in her career, Savage advocated for a law that required smoke-free workplaces in New York City, which passed in 2002. Among her recent victories is a law eliminating religious exemptions from vaccines, which the state Legislature passed in June. “For a number of years, it’s been something we’ve been talking and educating and advocating for as good policy,” she says. “I truly believe – not only as a lobbyist, as a health care advocate, but also as a parent – I do actually think this was a very important public policy that I actually think will save and improve the lives of many.”

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JENNIFER SHAFRAN VICE PRESIDENT OF GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS KASIRER 04/04/1985 @JENNSHAFRAN

HUNTER COLLEGE; CARDOZO SCHOOL OF LAW HAVING SPENT several years

in state government, Jennifer Shafran says working at Kasirer seems at once very different and very familiar. “Sometimes remembering I’m not the person that’s being asked something, I’m the person who’s asking, is an interesting perspective to have,” she says of the transition. “But I think having the institutional knowledge of knowing what it’s like to be asked allows me to kind of get into the mindset of how to approach conversations with stakeholders.” Shafran started her career in public service in state Sen. Liz Krueger’s office as a college student before she was hired as a community liaison and communications aide. She managed a range of projects, including the creation of the Second Avenue subway. “I was able to take my son on the Q line for the first train ride,” she says. “It’s incredible to see such a huge-scale project come to fruition after so many years.” She managed digital communications for the state Senate Democrats for a year and a half before transitioning to the state Department of Labor as a press officer. Then she earned a degree from the Cardozo School of Law – fulfilling a longtime ambition to attend law school. “I look back on legislative items that I had read prior to law school, and stuff that I had worked on, and it’s not that I got it wrong or anything,” she says, “but I see it now in a completely different way.”

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CHIEF OF STAFF ALBANY MAYOR KATHY SHEEHAN’S OFFICE 11/10/1987 @SHEABRIAN BINGHAMTON UNIVERSITY; MARIST COLLEGE BRIAN SHEA had always thought he would go into medicine. He studied biology in college and had plans to go to medical school. That all changed when the Assembly advertised its Albany internship program at his school, and Shea decided to give it a go. He just never left. “I joke that it ruined my life,” Shea says. “But it opened a lot of doors for me and it worked out. It worked out great in the long run.” Shea worked for Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo as an intern and later as a full-time staffer beginning in 2009, and later worked in Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s administration. It wasn’t until 2016 that he interviewed for the chief of staff position for Albany Mayor Kathy Sheehan, making the jump from state to local government. “What I like about local government is you can have an immediate impact and you can solve problems very quickly,” Shea says. In Albany, that means “taking a city from the 19th century to the 21st century.” When he started during Sheehan’s first term, he says many departments didn’t even use computers. He had a hand in getting Albany more state aid and is now working on the Albany Skyway project to help revitalize the city’s downtown. When he’s not working behind the scenes, Shea has the added responsibility of being the city’s spokesman. “It definitely makes the job more interesting,” Shea says. “It keeps me on my toes, that’s for sure.”

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NICK SIFUENTES EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR TRI-STATE TRANSPORTATION CAMPAIGN 11/05/1982 @NICKSIFU @TRI_STATE UCLA IF YOU’VE ever taken to social media to complain about New York public transit using the hashtag #CuomosMTA, you can thank Nick Sifuentes. Sifuentes helped kick off the campaign – and the now-viral hashtag – to get the governor to take responsibility for the Metropolitan Transportation Authority while working as deputy director at the transit advocacy group Riders Alliance. “Over the last couple of years, we’ve kind of seen the results of a lot of those efforts,” Sifuentes says. “The governor has absolutely stepped up about the MTA.” Sifuentes, who is gay and from a middle-class family of color, says growing up in a predominately white environment made him acutely aware of what it means to not fit the mold. The experience made him want to help others who are disadvantaged in some way. At Riders Alliance, he helped launch the Fair Fares campaign, which now provides half-price MetroCards to low-income New Yorkers. With those successes under his belt, in 2017 Sifuentes took over as executive director of the Tri-State Transportation Campaign. Since then, he has steered the organization from having primarily a watchdog focus to focusing on actionable campaigns that achieve results. It did that this year with its successful campaign for congestion pricing in New York, which was backed up by hard data. “The good thing about a campaign is you can get in there early, and if you get in there early and you’re tenacious about it, you have this shot at winning,” Sifuentes says.

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JENNIFER E. WALDEN MANAGING DIRECTOR ACCENTURE 02/23/1981 CLARKSON UNIVERSITY OVER THE course of her 16 years at Accenture, Jennifer Walden has seen a lot of change at the public sector consulting company. Not only has the pace of the work increased with the advancement of technology, but the types of services consultants can provide have broadened as well. “I think that’s the biggest shift – the pace at which we do this work, right? And the tools with which we do this work,” she says. “And I think personally, it’s created a way to create deeper relationships and deeper connections, not only with clients but with colleagues.” Walden is currently working with a state agency to modernize and streamline its benefit administration system. “The work that I do every day, especially here in New York where I live and where I work, it impacts my mother and my sister,” she says. For Walden, persistence and patience are key to succeeding in the job. “I think the biggest lessons learned are, really, to always look a little bit deeper,” she says. “So, sometimes it’s a little bit easy to say, ‘No, this thing can’t be done.’ And I think it’s on all of us to think about what’s the outcome that we’re looking for, what are we looking to achieve, and to keep looking to find a way to do that. Anything is possible with the right mindset and with the right viewpoint and asking good questions.”

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ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR OF LEGISLATIVE AFFAIRS NEW YORK STATE ATTORNEY GENERAL’S OFFICE 01/22/1983 @CASANDRADEGUIRE UNIVERSITY AT ALBANY A COUPLE of winters ago, Cap-

ital Region residents were left without gas, unable to heat their homes during a bitter cold snap. Casandra Deguire Walker jumped into action, working all weekend at state Attorney General Letitia James’ office fielding calls and handling complaints. In June, her efforts came to fruition when the attorney general’s office announced a settlement with a fuel supplier to prevent a similar shortage from happening again. “I like when I can work off my empathy,” Walker says. “You know what the right thing to do is, and you do everything you can to try to figure out how to help.” Walker has been helping a lot recently, working behind the scenes at the state Capitol to pass major bills during the session, including one penalizing employers that discriminate against their employees based on immigration status. “Seeing your day-to-day work out there getting voted on, getting signed by the governor,” Walker says, “it’s really cool.” The Capital Region native took an uncommon path to the attorney general’s office, living life “backwards,” she says. She got married and had children young – her boys are now 12 and 13 – before attending college and starting a career. A college internship in the attorney general’s office turned into a job, and since then she’s risen through the ranks in an office filled with powerful women. “There are some of the most brilliant and smart and strong women I’ve had the honor of knowing,” Walker says. “It’s inspiring and it’s awesome.”

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LAURIE WHEELOCK LITIGATION AND POLICY COUNSEL PUBLIC UTILITY LAW PROJECT OF NEW YORK 07/07/1982 BINGHAMTON UNIVERSITY AS A young girl, Laurie Wheelock

saw the environmental impact of a toxic spill in her hometown of Endicott, New York – and this experience left a lasting impact. She had thought about becoming a doctor or researcher, but working at the New York Public Interest Research Group in college introduced her to the idea of advocacy work instead. She went on to get her law degree and master’s degree in environmental law and policy from Vermont Law School, and then worked for three Assembly members throughout the state. As litigation and policy counsel at the Public Utility Law Project of New York, Wheelock is now part of a busy five-person team at the advocacy group that strives to protect low-income utility consumers, helping with the organization’s direct services hotline. “There’s only five of us right now and there’s so much work to do, but remembering there’s a team behind us is really helpful,” she says. She has found that assisting people through the hotline sometimes brings to light problems that may need to be addressed through policy change. “It’s not something that’s easy,” she says. “You have people that reach out and they’re having a serious problem. They’re afraid that they’re going to, you know, lose their electric or their gas, or something happened with their landline and they can’t call their loved ones. … When that problem gets solved, it’s just so rewarding. You’ve actually helped someone with something that’s affecting their daily life.”

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TIM WILLIAMS

PRODUCER, “THE CAPITOL PRESSROOM” WCNY 05/30/1995 @TIMW518 MASSACHUSETTS COLLEGE OF LIBERAL ARTS THERE ARE many cynics in the state Capitol, but Tim Williams is not one of them. The producer of WCNY’s “The Capitol Pressroom” spends his days trying to figure out who deserves airtime on some of the most pressing issues facing state government. On any given day, Williams might go from a call with Gov. Andrew Cuomo to combing through media reports to figure out whose voices are not being heard. “One of the things I like about working at ‘The Capitol Pressroom’ is just seeing all these people who are literally putting blood, sweat and tears into making their issues go forward,” he says. Despite his current comfort with the job, working in a radio studio on the third floor of the state Capitol was far from a given for the Bronx native, who got his start in radio as an undergrad at the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts. Williams says his family’s experience after the 9/11 terrorist attacks inspired his passion for state politics. His father, a volunteer firefighter in the Bronx, responded to the attacks that day, only to fall ill in subsequent years. A letter from then-Rep. Joseph Crowley helped secure disability benefits for the family, who later moved to the Capitol Region. Williams was only 6 years old at the time, but seeing how one person could make a difference in the lives of others left a big impression on him. “It really inspired me,” he says.

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NOTICE OF SALE SUPREME COURT COUNTY OF KINGS MTGLQ Investors, LP, Plaintiff AGAINST Oliver Barrett; et al., Defendant(s)

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legalnotices@cityandstateny.com NOTICE OF FORMATION OF JDD PROPERTIES LLC. Art of Org filed with the Secretary of State of NY (SSNY) on 4/25/2019. Office loc: NY County. SSNY shall mail a copy of any process against the LLC served upon him/her is: 7014 13TH AVENUE, SUITE 202, BROOKLYN, NY 11228. The principal business address of the LLC is: 15 E 117TH ST, FL2, NEW YORK, NY 10035. Purpose: any lawful act or 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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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.

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.

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 FORMATION OF CONSTELLATION N O N P R O F I T SL L C . 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

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.

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 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.

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. 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 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.

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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 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.

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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


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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 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. 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.

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. 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.

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8217 24th AVENUE LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 06/21/19. Office: 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 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 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.

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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. 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. 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. 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 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. 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 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. 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.

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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 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 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. 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.


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July 22, 2019

NOTICE OF SALE

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NOTICE OF SALE

SUPREME COURT OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK COUNTY OF KINGS

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).

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)

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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.

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.

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.

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.

Jeffrey Miller, Esq., Referee 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 Liquid States LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 06/18/19. 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 Veltri Management, LLC, 27 W. 70th St., Ste. 2A, NY, NY 10023. Purpose: any lawful activities.

Notice of Formation of Necessary Content, LLC filed with SSNY on May 8th, 2019. Office: NY County. SSNY designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to United States Corporation Agents, Inc., 7014 13th Avenue, Suite 202 Brooklyn, NY 11228 Purpose: any lawful act or activity. Notice of Formation of AVAILING HANDS OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY, PLLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 04/18/19. Office location: Westchester County. Princ. office of PLLC: 941 McLean Avenue, Suite 264, Yonkers, NY 10704. SSNY designated as agent of PLLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to the PLLC at the addr. of its princ. office. Purpose: Therapeutic Service.

Knuckles, Komosinski & Manfro, LLP, 565 Taxter Road, Suite 590, Elmsford, NY 10523, Attorneys for Plaintiff Cash will not be accepted. Green Circled, LLC filed with SSNY 06/27/2019. Office loc: Richmond County. SSNY has been designated as agent upon whom process against LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: Green Circled, LLC, Attn: Farrukh Chaudhary Mumtaz, 265 Seguine Ave., Staten Island, NY 10309. Purpose: Any Lawful Purpose.

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LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY Notice of Formation of Limited Liability Company (LLC) Name: HEYWOOD466, LLC Articles of Organization filed by the Department of State of New York on: 06/13/2019 Office location: County of Kings Purpose: Any and all lawful activities Secretary of State of New York (SSNY) designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of process to: Heywood466, LLC P.O. Box 19 New York, NY 10116

Notice of Formation of DBR Group LLC filed with SSNY on June 14, 2019. Office: Richmond County. SSNY designated agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to LLC: 309 Wingham St, Staten Island, NY 10305. Purpose: any lawful act or activity. NOTICE OF FORMATION of USC 3 East 3rd LLC. Art. of Org. filed with the Secy of State of NY (SSNY) on 6/18/19. 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: USC 3 East 3rd LLC, 233 Broadway, Ste 1470, New York, NY 10279. Purpose: Any lawful act.

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Notice of formation of IndUs Crafts LLC under the Articles of Organisation filed with SSNY on the 8th of July 2019, The office of Westchester County, SSNY designated agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shal mail copy of process to LLC at, 82 Random Farms Circle, Chappaqua, NY 10514 to purpose any lawful activity. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT A LICENSE, SERIAL # 1319288 FOR LIQUOR, WINE, & BEER HAS BEEN APPLIED FOR BY THE UNDERSIGNED TO SELL LIQUOR, WINE, & BEER AT RETAIL UNDER THE ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE CONTROL LAW AT 104 8TH AVE NY, NY 10011, NY COUNTY, FOR ON PREMISE CONSUMPTION. PEANUT FACTORY LLC


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July 22, 2019

SUPREME COURT OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK COUNTY OF KINGS WILMINGTON SAVINGS FUND SOCIETY, FSB, D/B/A CHRISTIANA TRUST, NOT INDIVIDUALLY BUT AS TRUSTEE FOR PRETIUM MORTGAGE ACQUISITION TRUST, V. JUANITA M. DIGGS, ET AL. NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN pursuant to a Final Judgment of Foreclosure dated May 3, 2019, and entered in the Office of the Clerk of the County of Kings, wherein WILMINGTON SAVINGS FUND SOCIETY, FSB D/B/A CHRISTIANA TRUST, NOT INDIVIDUALLY BUT AS TRUSTEE FOR PRETIUM MORTGAGE ACQUISITION TRUST is the Plaintiff and JUANITA M. DIGGS, 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 15, 2019 at 2:30 PM, premises known as 569 HENDRIX STREET, BROOKLYN, NY 11207: Block 4059, Lot 108: 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, AND STATE OF NEW YORK Premises will be sold subject to provisions of filed Judgment Index # 508849/2017. Philip Kamaras, Esq. - Referee. RAS Boriskin, LLC 900 Merchants Concourse, Suite 310, Westbury, New York 11590, Attorneys for Plaintiff. Notice of Qualification of Intergate.Manhattan Office Holdings LLC. Authority filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 06/25/19. Office location: NY County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 06/19/19. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: CT Corporation System, 28 Liberty St., NY, NY 10005. Address to be maintained in DE: The Corporation Trust Company, Corporation Trust Center, 1209 Orange St., Wilmington, DE 19801. Arts of Org. filed with the DE Secy. of State, John G. Townsend Bldg., 401 Federal St., Ste. 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: any lawful activities. Notice of Formation of Alpine Properties Group LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with SSNY on 07/08/2019. Office location: Westchester County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process may be served. SSNY shall mail process to 265 Summit Avenue, Mount Vernon, New York 10552. Purpose: any lawful act or activity.

Notice of Formation of 102-104 FULTON ST RETAIL LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 03/28/19. Office location: NY County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: Douglas Gladstone, Esq., Goldfarb & Fleece LLP, 560 Lexington Ave., NY, NY 10022. Purpose: any lawful activities. Notice is hereby given that a license, number 1319470 for Club Liquor License has been applied for by the undersigned to sell liquor at retail in a private members club under the Alcoholic Beverage Control Law at 385-387 Broadway, New York, NY 10013 for on premises consumption. HC Downtown Inc. D/B/A High Court

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SUPREME COURT - COUNTY OF KINGS CITIMORTGAGE, INC., Plaintiff -against- HSIN-CHEN LEE, et al Defendant(s). Pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale entered herein and dated January 9, 2019, I, the undersigned Referee will sell at public auction at the Kings County Courthouse 360 Adams Street, Room 224, Brooklyn, NY on August 15, 2019 at 2:30 p.m. premises situate, lying and being in the Borough of Brooklyn, County of Kings, City and State of New York, bounded and described as follows: BEGINNING at a point on the northeasterly side of Bath Avenue, distant 58 feet southeasterly from the corner formed by the intersection of the northeasterly side of Bath Avenue with the southeasterly side of Bath 8th Street; being a plot 100 feet by 19 feet 4 inches by 100 feet by 19 feet 4 inches. Block: 6393 Lot: 7 Said premises known as 1457 BATH AVENUE, BROOKLYN, NY Approximate amount of lien $706,038.23 plus interest & costs. Premises will be sold subject to provisions of filed Judgment and Terms of Sale. If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the deposit paid. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee or the Mortgagee’s attorney. Index Number 13975/2014. PHILIP L. KAMARAS, ESQ., Referee David A. Gallo & Associates LLP Attorney(s) for Plaintiff 99 Powerhouse Road, First Floor, Roslyn Heights, NY 11577 File# 5025.766 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT A LICENSE, SERIAL # 1319414 FOR LIQUOR, WINE, & BEER HAS BEEN APPLIED FOR BY THE UNDERSIGNED TO SELL LIQUOR, WINE, & BEER AT RETAIL UNDER THE ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE CONTROL LAW AT 101 KENT AVE BROOKLYN, NY 11249. KINGS COUNTY, FOR ON PREMISE CONSUMPTION. DOLLY’S SWING AND DRIVE LLC. Notice of Qualification of DIG INN 460 PAS LLC Appl. for Auth. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 07/01/19. Office location: NY County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 03/26/19. Princ. office of LLC: 1235 Broadway, 2nd Fl., NY, NY 10001. 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 State, Div. of Corps., John G. Townsend Bldg., 401 Federal St., Ste. 4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: Any lawful activity.

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT A LICENSE, SERIAL # 1319401 FOR WINE & BEER HAS BEEN APPLIED FOR BY THE UNDERSIGNED TO SELL WINE & BEER AT RETAIL UNDER THE ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE CONTROL LAW AT 131 2ND AVE NY, NY 10003. NEW YORK COUNTY, FOR ON-PREMISE CONSUMPTION. JHDHA INC. INSIGHTS MANAGEMENT CONSULTING LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 02/22/19. Office: New York County. SSNY designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail copy of process to the LLC, c/o Legalinc Corporate Services Inc., 1967 Wehrle Drive, Suite 1, #086, Buffalo, NY 14221, which also serves as the registered agent. Purpose: Any lawful purpose.

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FAMILY COURT OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK CITY OF NEW YORK: COUNTY OF KINGS SUMMONS Docket No.: B-12545/19 B-12546/19 ---------------------------------X In the Matter of Commitment of Guardianship and Custody of DANTE LAMAR GREEN also known as DANTE GREEN JOSIAH JUSTICE GREEN also known as JOSIAH GREEN Children under the Age of Eighteen Years -----------------------------------X In the Name of the People of the State of New York TO: Dominique Green ADDRESS: UNKNOWN A Petition having been filed in this Court, alleging that the above-named children, in the care of THE NEW YORK FOUNDLING HOSPITAL, should be committed to the guardianship and custody of THE NEW YORK FOUNDLING HOSPITAL; a copy of said Petition being annexed hereto; You are hereby summoned to appear before the court, Part 10, Honorable Glover at 330 Jay Street, Brooklyn, NY on August 13, 2019 at 10:00am in the forenoon of said day to SHOW CAUSE why the Court should not enter and Order committing the guardianship and custody of said children to the petitioning agency as provided by law. PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that if guardianship and custody of said children are committed to the petitioning agency, THE NEW YORK FOUNDLING HOSPITAL, said children may be adopted with consent of said petitioning agency without your consent or further notice to you. PLEASE TAKE FURTHER NOTICE that you have the right to be represented by a lawyer, and, if the Court finds that you are unable to pay for a lawyer, you have the right to have a lawyer assigned by the Court. PLEASE TAKE FURTHER NOTICE that upon failure of the person summoned to appear, all of his or her parental rights to the child may be terminated, and PLEASE TAKE FURTHER NOTICE that your failure to appear shall constitute a denial of your interest in the children which may result without further notice in the transfer or commitment of the children’s care, custody or guardianship or in the children’s adoption in this or any subsequent proceeding in which such care, custody, or guardianship or adoption may be at issue. Dated: Brooklyn, New York July 15, 2019 By Order of the Court /S/ Clerk of the Family Court

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NOTICE OF SALE NOTICE OF NAMES OF PERSONS APPEARING AS OWNERS OF CERTAIN UNCLAIMED PROPERTY HELD BY PUBLIC SERVICE INSURANCE COMPANY NEW YORK, NY The persons whose names and last known addresses are set forth below appear from the records of the above named insurance company to be entitled to abandoned property in the amounts of fifty dollars or more. BURNS, RUSSO, TAMIGI & REARDON, LLP 390 EAST OLD COUNTRY RD GARDEN CITY, NY 11530 MOHAMMED S ALI & BABLY AHMED & M D MUJAHID 30-14 74TH STREET EAST ELMHURST, NY 11370 25 BAY TERRACE ASSPCIATES &/OR HOWARD SPRINGER &/ OR KEVIN SPRINGER &/ OR ROSA IMPROTA AND JP MORGAN CHASE BANK NA ITS SECCESSORS AND ASSIGNS 39 JUNCTION CT STATEN ISLAND, NY 10306 THE NEW YORK STEAM PIPE PLAINTIFF’S FUND 125 MAIDEN LANE, 17TH FLOOR NEW YORK, NY 10038 THOMAS NUSS 361 S WALNUT STREET LINDENHURST, NY 11757 JOHN L HOEFFNER AND NATIONSTAR MORTGSGE LLC ITS SUCCESSORS &/ OR ASSIGNS 511 MAURE AVENUE EAST PATCHOGUE, NY 11772 EVERTON G ELLIS & OCWEN LOAN SERVICING LLC 1436 OAKLEY STREET BRONX, NY 10469 FRANK & JULIA SEABORG AND AMERICA’S SERVICING CO. ISAOA 44 RACHEL CT STATEN ISLAND, NY 10310 JIN FANG HUANG 245 MULBERRY STREET APT 10 NEW YORK, NY 10012 AVTANDIL SHALAMBERIDZE 65 JAY STERRT, 3RD FLOOR BROOKLYN, NY 11201 ESTATE OF CARMELA SBRIGATO 45 LANCASTER AVE 1FL BROOKLYN, NY 11223 ERIK KARWATOWSKI 236 MOORE STREET, APT 309 BROOKLYN, NY 11206 REX E ZACHOFSKY LAW OFFICE 111 JOHN STREET NEW YORK, NY 10038 ALEJANDRO VALENZUELA 453 BEACH 40 STREET #13D FAR ROCKAWAY, NY 11691

UPSTATE REGIONAL MEDICAL SUPPLIES 3 ENTER STREET GENESEO, NY 14454 ALFRED PULICE 1092 RHINELANDER AVENUE BRONX, NY 10461 RICHARD DALY 911 ROUTE 112 PORT JEFFERSON STAT, NY 11776 CHUN MEI TAM 420 WEST 42ND STREET, APT 11C NEW YORK, NY 10036 HILARIA RAMOS 70 MARYTON ROAD WHITE PLAINS, NY 10603 EDWARD KONEFAL 67--16 70TH AVENUE GLENDALE, NY 11385 MRS. IIDE DALMAZIO 12 MARGARET AVE LAWRENCE, NY 11559 J & K SURGICAL & MEDICAL 158-23 HORACE HARDING EXP FLUSHING, NY 11365 NESTOR REINOSO 928 AMSTERDAM AVE #8 NEW YORK, NY 10025 WILLIAM HAYES 38 WILDWOOD TRAIL RIVERHEAD, NY 11901 CHERRY, EDSON, & KELLY ONE OLD COUNTRY ROAD #410 CARLE PLACE, NY 11514 ELENA MARTINEZ 4 JAMES STREET BAYSHORE, NY 11706 HAMIDE LATIFI 54 VILLA AVENUE YONKERS, NY 10704 FOLEY, SMIT, O’BOYLE & WEISMAN 100 WILLIAM STREET, STE 1800 NEW YORK, NY 10038 ON TIME REPORTING, INC 263 BROWN STREET MINEOLA, NY 11501 ROSA PAZITK 54 HERSCHEL DRIVE WURTSBORO, NY 12790 OSEI WILLIAMS 1921 AVENUE 1 APT 4H BROOKLYN, NY 11230 ADALBERTO BLANCO 89-27 129TH STREET RICHMOND HILL, NY 11418 COOP CITY CHIROPRACTIC PC PO BOX 9004 NEW HYDE PARK, NY 10040

JAINDRA GAINDERPERSAUD 106-24 155 STREET JAMAICA, NY 11433 FLORA FLORES 119 PINELAWN AVENUE SHIRLEY, NY 11967 RONALD CAPUTO PO BOX 164 MEDFORD, NY 11763 RI QIAN SONG 1573 EAST 15TH STREET BROOKLYN, NY 11230 ISRAEL CORTES-CRUZ 9716 25TH AVENUE E ELMHURST, NY 11369 WILLIAM MOK 227 MADISON STREET, 5TH FLRM5528 NEW YORK, NY 10002 NEREIDA VALENTINE 2772 VALENTINE AVE BASEMENT AP BRONX, NY 10458 COMPCARE COMPREHENSIVE MED 121-31 234TH STREET ROSEDALE, NY 11422 JUDITH RUGEL 35 FIFTH AVENUE PELHAM, NY 10803 KEVIN MULLARKEY 18-29 21 ROAD ASTORIA, NY 11105 SOLOMON MCNELLAGE 4035 GUNTHER AVENUE BRONX, NY 10466 HERMINIO BELTRE 185 BROWER AVE 2FLOOR ROCKVILLE, NY 11590 MICHAEL BONSIGNORE 1348 WEST 6TH STREET BROOKLYN, NY 11204

A REPORT OF UNCLAIMED PROPERTY WILL BE MADE TO THE COMPTROLLER OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK PERSUANT TO SECTION 701 AND/OR SECTION 1316 OF THE ABANDONED PROPERTY LAW OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK. A LIST OF NAMES OF THE PERSONS APPEARING FROM THE RECORDS OF THE SAID INSURANCE COMPANY TO BE ENTITLED THERETO IS ON FILE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC INSPECTION AT THE PRINCIPAL OFFICE OF THE CORPORATION LOCATED AT 29 BROADWAY, 28TH FLOOR, NEW YORK, NY 10006, WHERE SUCH ABANDONED PROPERTY IS PAYABLE. SUCH UNCLAIMED FUNDS WILL BE PAID BY US ON OR BEFORE AUGUST 31ST NEXT TO PERSONS ESTABLISHING TO OUR SATISFACTION THEIR RIGHT TO RECEIVE THE SAME.

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SUPREME COURT COUNTY OF KINGS, DEUTSCHE BANK NATIONAL TRUST COMPANY, AS CERTIFICATE TRUSTEE ON BEHALF OF BOSCO CREDIT II TRUST SERIES 2010-1, Plaintiff, vs. JASON PALMER, ET AL., Defendant(s). Pursuant to a 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 22, 2019 at 2:30 p.m., premises known as 1962 Bergen 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 1453 and Lot 18. Premises will be sold subject to provisions of filed Judgment Index # 515601/2016. Leo Salzman, Esq., Referee Berkman, Henoch, Peterson, Peddy & Fenchel, P.C., 100 Garden City Plaza, Garden City, NY 11530, Attorneys for Plaintiff

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT A LICENSE, SERIAL # 1319414 FOR LIQUOR, WINE, & BEER HAS BEEN APPLIED FOR BY THE UNDERSIGNED TO SELL LIQUOR, WINE, & BEER AT RETAIL UNDER THE ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE CONTROL LAW AT 101 KENT AVE BROOKLYN, NY 11249. KINGS COUNTY, FOR ON PREMISE CONSUMPTION. DOLLY’S SWING AND DIVE LLC. Notice of Formation of SOLIGHT2, LLC Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 06/27/19. 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.

BKGREENCART LLC filed Arts. of Org. with the Sect’y of State of NY (SSNY) on 7/1/19. Office: Kings County. SSNY has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process against it may be served and shall mail process to: The LLC, 15 Maiden Ln, Ste 600, NY, NY 10038. Purpose: any lawful act. NOTICE OF SALE SUPREME COURT COUNTY OF KINGS, SELENE FINANCE LP, Plaintiff, vs. ISIAH SLAUGHTER A/K/A ISIAH B. SLAUGHTER, ET AL., Defendant(s). Pursuant to a Judgment of Foreclosure and Sale duly filed on June 12, 2019, and a Decision and Order filed on June 21, 2019, I, the undersigned Referee will sell at public auction at the Kings County Supreme Court, Room 224, 360 Adams Street, Brooklyn, NY on September 12, 2019 at 2:30 p.m., premises known as 639 East 86th 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 7991 and Lot 25. Premises will be sold subject to provisions of filed Judgment Index # 11848/13. Steven Z. Naiman, Esq., Referee Berkman, Henoch, Peterson, Peddy & Fenchel, P.C., 100 Garden City Plaza, Garden City, NY 11530, Attorneys for Plaintiff

Notice of Formation of Piel Developmental Consulting, LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with SSNY on 6/27/19. Office location: NY County. SSNY designated as agent for process and shall mail to: 400 Riverside Dr., Apt. 5A, NY NY 10025. Purpose: Any lawful activity.

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G.A.S. PRODUCTIONS LLC, Arts. of Org. filed with SSNY 06/03/2019. Office loc: Richmond County. SSNY has been designated as agent upon whom process against LLC may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The LLC, Attn: Gregory Scott, 81A Clark Lane, Staten Island, NY 10304. Purpose: Any Lawful Purpose. Evers Mental Health Counseling, PLLC, Arts of Org filed with SSNY on 06/25/19. Off. Loc: NY County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail a copy of process to: The PLLC 875 6th Ave, Ste 1604, New York, NY 10001. Purpose: to engage in the profession of Mental Health Counseling NOTICE OF FORMATION OF NEW YORK LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY The name of the limited liability company is Sally Rose Pond, LLC. The date of filing of the Articles of Organization with the Department of State was July 15, 2019. The county in New York in which the offices of the LLC are located is Richmond. The Secretary of State has been designated as agent of the LLC upon whom process may be served, and the Secretary of State shall mail a copy of any such process served against the LLC to Dr. Daniel Messina & Debra Messina, 17 Coverly Avenue, Staten Island, NY 10301 . The business purpose of the LLC is to engage in any and all business activities permitted under the Limited Liability Company Law of the State of New York.

TUTTLECO LLC, Arts. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 07/03/2019. 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, 200 W 15th St, #12G, NY, NY 10011. Reg Agent: U.S. Corp. Agents, Inc. 7014 13th Ave., Ste 202, Brooklyn, NY 11228. Purpose: Any Lawful Purpose.


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Notice of Qualification of THE PRIVACY CO LLC Appl. for Auth. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 07/09/19. Office location: NY County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 06/25/19. Princ. office of LLC: Renee M. Lercher, CFO, 845 3rd Ave., Fl. 18, NY, NY 10022. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to the LLC at the addr. of its princ. office. DE addr. of LLC: c/o Corporation Service Co., 251 Little Falls Dr., Wilmington, DE 19808. Cert. of Form. filed with DE Secy. of State, John G. Townsend Bldg., 401 Federal St., Ste. #4, Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: Any lawful activity. Notice of Formation of David and Dad LLC. Arts. of Org. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 07/01/19. Office location: NY County. SSNY designated as agent of LLC upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to: The Baker Law Firm PLLC, 1175 York Ave., #15D, NY, NY 10065, Attn: Brett R. Baker, Esq. Purpose: any lawful activities. Notice of Qualification of CaaS Capital Management LP Appl. for Auth. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 07/11/19. Office location: NY County. LP formed in Delaware (DE) on 05/01/19. Duration of LP is Perpetual. SSNY designated as agent of LP upon whom process against it may be served. SSNY shall mail process to the Partnership, 800 Third Ave., 26th Fl., NY, NY 10022. Name and addr. of each general partner are available from SSNY. DE addr. of LP: c/o Corporation Service Co., 251 Little Falls Dr., Wilmington, DE 19808. Cert. of LP filed with the Secy. of State of DE, Dept. of State, Div. of Corps., John Townsend Bldg., Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: Any lawful activity.

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SprintCom, Inc. proposes an antenna and equipment upgrades atop an existing 40.4’ building at 425 Madison Ave and a 261’ building at 695 Park Ave. Both in Manhattan, City of New York, NY. Also SPRINT proposes an antenna and equipment atop a 116’ church steeple at 655 Scarborough Rd in Briarcliff Manor, Westchester County, NY.

Midtown Moving & Storage Inc. will sell at Public Auction at 810 East 170th Street, Bronx, NY 10459 At 6:00 P.M. on August 13th, 2019 for due and unpaid charges by virtue of lien in accordance with the provisions of the law and with due notice given all parties claiming an interest therein, the time specified In each notice for payment of said charges having expired household furniture & effects, pianos, trunks, cases, TV’s, radios, hifi’s, refrigerators, sewing machines, washers, air conditioners, household furniture Of all descriptions and the contents thereof, stored under the following names:

In accordance with the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966, as amended and the 2005 Nationwide Programmatic Agreement for Review Under the National Preservation Act; Final Rule, SPRINT is hereby notifying the public of the proposed undertaking and soliciting comments on Historic Properties which may be affected by the proposed undertaking. Accordingly, 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 ½ mile of the above address, please submit the property’s address and your comments to: Charles Cherundolo Consulting, Inc. at 976 Tabor Road, Suite 4B, Morris Plains, NJ 07950 or via email at tcns@cherundoloconsulting.com. HER HONOR, LLC, Arts. of Org. filed with the SSNY on 04/18/2019. 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, 3 Stuyvesant Oval Apt. 1E, NY, NY 10009. Reg Agent: David Silberg, 3 Stuyvesant Oval Apt. 1E, NY, NY 10009. Purpose: Any Lawful Purpose.

-DIALLO, ALPHA -FERN, GIL -EILEEN, KOLAITOS -STEVENS, REAGAN -VILLEGAS- WOODS VANESSA -PETRILLI, ANDREA/ KARVALIS ADNAN -MYERS, WESLEY/MYERS WILLIE AND RANDY -HUNTER, WILLIAM -ALPORGUN, BURAK -ALMONTE, JACQUELINE/DEARMAS, JOSE -BANO, SHAH -BRADEN, ALEXA/HENDRICKS WILLIAM -CIPOLLA, PAUL -CAMACHO, MELISSA -DIFIORE, TIMOTHY -DIAZ, NATHANIEL -DIAZ, MARC -DWAYNE, CORWIS -GARCIA, WILFREDO -GROSS, EMANUEL -GILLIGAN, CLAIRE -HOPE, WINSTON -HILLIARD, ANDREW/ WASHINGTON

KIMBERLY/DOE JOHN -HARRIGAN, SARAH/ HIBBERT, SAMANTHA -JONES, LAVELL -LOPEZ, JOSE -LATAO EUGENIO DOE/ QUINTINO AND JOHN DOE/JANE DOE -MARTIN, FRANTZCIS -MCCLESTER, CEDRIC -MARTINEZ-EMINOGLU ANSELMO/WMINOGLU AHMET -NEVILLE, KAREN/MEJIA, YVETTE -ORTIZ, JULIO -ODURO, SETH -OSMAN, TAHER -PORFIL, RAQUEL -RAMOS, DELILA -RODRIGUEZ, MICH ELLE -ROBERTSON, HEYWARD -SKOLNIK, ELIYOHU -SOSA, DENISE -STARK, DANIEL -SAVIC, DEJAN -VACA, KATHERINE V -ZEHMISCH, HAROLD/ ZEHMISCH, LOUISE

Notice of Qualification of BEGI, LLC Appl. for Auth. filed with Secy. of State of NY (SSNY) on 07/11/19. Office location: NY County. LLC formed in Delaware (DE) on 06/28/19. Princ. office of LLC: TAG Associates, LLC, 810 Seventh Ave., 7th 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. DE addr. of LLC: Corporation Service Co., 251 Little Falls Dr., Wilmington, DE 19808. Cert. of Form. filed with Secy. of State, State of DE, Dept. of State, Townsend Bldg., Dover, DE 19901. Purpose: Any lawful activity.

NOTICE OF FORMATION of BAYSIDE LS LLC. Art. of Org. filed with the Secy of State of NY (SSNY) on 5/7/19. 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: 28 Liberty, New York, NY 10005. Reg. Agent: National Registered Agents, Inc., 28 Liberty, New York, NY 10005. Purpose: Any lawful act

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Cellco Partnership and its controlled affiliates doing business as Verizon Wireless (Verizon Wireless) proposes to collocate wireless communications antennas at three locations. Antennas will be installed at a top height of 94 feet on a 130-foot building at the approx. vicinity of 840 E 134th St., Bronx, Bronx County, NY 10454. Antennas will be installed at a top height of 81 feet on 75-foot building at the approx. vicinity of 590 Gates Avenue, Brooklyn, Kings County, NY 11221. Antennas will be installed at a top height of 84 feet on an 80-foot building at the approx. vicinity of 2913 Foster Avenue, Brooklyn, Kings County, NY 11210. 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, Alison, a.cusack@trileaf.com, 10845 Olive Blvd, Suite 260, St. Louis, MO 63141, 314-9976111.

Cellco Partnership and its controlled affiliates doing business as Verizon Wireless (Verizon Wireless) proposes to collocate wireless communications antennas at three locations. Antennas will be installed at a top height of 64 feet on a building with an overall height of 70 feet at the approx. vicinity of 235 Lexington Avenue, New York, New York County, NY 10016. Antennas will be installed at a top height of 67 feet on a building with an overall height of 73 feet at the approx. vicinity of 14101 123rd Avenue, Jamaica, Queens County, NY 11436. Antennas will be installed at a top height of 35 feet on a building with an overall height of 42 feet at the approx. vicinity of 281 West Fordham Road, Bronx, Bronx County, NY 10466. 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.

NOTICE OF FORMATION of RIVERCENTER LS LLC. Art. of Org. filed with the Secy of State of NY (SSNY) on 5/7/19. 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: 28 Liberty, New York, NY 10005. Reg. Agent: National Registered Agents, Inc., 28 Liberty, New York, NY 10005. Purpose: Any lawful act NOTICE OF QUAL. of 100 SLD Owner LLC. Auth. filed Sec’y of State (SSNY) 6/20/19. Off. Loc: NY Co. LLC org. in DE 5/16/19. 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. 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.

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CITY & STATE NEW YORK MANAGEMENT & PUBLISHING CEO Steve Farbman, President & Publisher Tom Allon tallon@cityandstateny.com, Comptroller David Pirozzi, Business & Operations Manager Patrea Patterson, Administrative Assistant Lauren Mauro

Who was up and who was down last week

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DIGITAL Digital Director Derek Evers devers@cityandstateny.com, Digital Content Coordinator Michael Filippi, Social Media Editor/Content Producer Amanda Luz Henning Santiago

BILL DE BLASIO Hizzoner hit the national campaign trail, left a powerless city without a mayor and all he got was a lousy $1.1 million – a dismal fundraising total for his presidential run. A 60-block blackout on Saturday only lasted several hours, but de Blasio is still paying for campaigning in Iowa, instead of being on the scene of Con Edison’s crisis. And even when he’s serving in his role as mayor, de Blasio can’t win, garnering harsh criticism for not calling for NYPD Officer Daniel Pantaleo’s firing.

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Their law says bosses trying to control minorities’ hair need to cut it the hell out.

Mount Vernon’s new top cop got arrested on Day 1 as part of a bonkers power struggle between dueling city mayors.

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The Bronx beep is doing a victory lap now that Citi Bike is bound for the borough. This advocate proved the affordable housing lotto is keeping NYC segregated. The national party put her in charge of getting Dems in statehouses everywhere.

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Blackout on one side, heat wave on the other. It was a dark week to lead Con Ed.

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Even Republicans called him a “piece of shit” for stalling funds for 9/11 responders. The assemblyman said being a Marine made him claim two primary residences.

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ANDREW CUOMO A major electrical outage in Manhattan gave the guv a chance to play the role of the hands-on, takecharge executive, while he also had a chance to stick it to his best frenemy – Mayor Bill de Blasio, who was away from the city campaigning for president. What could be better than that? How about signing landmark legislation on MWBEs, climate change and farmworker rights? Adding his John Hancock to that last one even earned Cuomo praise from his ex-wife, Kerry Kennedy.

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WINNERS

Is President Donald Trump a loser for making racist tweets about four progressive minority congresswomen? Was Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, one of the women Trump referred to, a winner or a loser for claiming House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is “singling out” young congresswomen of color? Trump was forced to denounce the “send her back” chants at one of his rallies and Ocasio-Cortez was accused of stirring up a Democratic civil war. For a few less controversial Winners & Losers, read on.

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